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11 May 2024

2024 Iris Fisher Scholarship announcement

Xi Li, Still frame from Spirit Ether, 2021 5
Susu 蘇子誠, Coco and Aiai 可可愛愛, 2021-2022 (installation detail). MDF, pastel, metal, wheels. Image courtesy of Te Tuhi


The recipient of the 2024 Iris Fisher Scholarship will be announced at a special event that celebrates this award and the opening of two new exhibitions, one by Bena Jackson, recipient of the 2023 Iris Fisher Scholarship and the other by Lolani Dalosa. At the same time, Karl Chitham (Ngā Puhi, Te Uriroroi), Director of the Dowse Art Gallery, will be in conversation with Russ Flatt and Layne Waerea, two of the artists whose works feature in Takiwā Hou: Imagining New Spaces, an exhibition of Māori moving image works by some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most exciting contemporary artists, which is currently showing at Te Tuhi.

About the Iris Fisher Scholarship
The Iris Fisher Scholarship is a national award of $5,000 to support a postgraduate student in the final year of a visual arts/fine arts course of study. With the support of the family of Lou and Iris Fisher, Te Tuhi has encouraged the development of emerging Aotearoa New Zealand artists with this award since 2007.

Read more about the Iris Fisher Scholarship and past recipients here.

Read more about Bena Jackson’s exhibition Urban Legend here.

Read more about Lolani Dalosa’s exhibition Character Studies here.

Read more about Takiwā Hou: Imagining New Spaces, curated for Te Tuhi by Karl Chitham, here.

Everyone is welcome to join in celebrating with artists and curators on Saturday 11 May from 4pm for speeches and shared kai.

Te Tuhi is open as usual during the Eastern Busway construction. 21 William Roberts Road, Pakuranga, is the best address to enter into navigation apps to guide you to the free parking at our door. Please call us on (09) 577 0138 if you have any questions.