We are proud that, even in these tough economic times, we've been able to continue our support of the Arts through our well-established Sponsorship Program. As we can't sponsor every artist, our main focus is on those undertaking serious study - we provide over 40 Awards to students enrolled in the country's Universities and Polytechnics, as well as to many of the Community Art Groups around the country. Receiving a Gordon Harris Award has often meant more to the recipients than free art materials - it's been an encouraging boost to their enthusiasm and recognition of hard work. With some of our Gordon Harris Awards now well over 20 years old, we're proud of the contribution these Awards have made to the Arts Community that we're very much a part of.
The team at Gordon Harris
Gordon Harris Elam 2016 Award Winners
Congratulations Nicholas Pound on being awarded the Gordon Harris Painting Award at ELAM School Of Fine Art for 2015 BFA. The award was presented on the 6th of May prior to Graduation.
Congratulations to Claudia Jowitt on being awarded the Gordon Harris Painting Award 2015 at Elam School of Fine Art MFA.
Gordon Harris Elam 2015 Award Winners
Bachlor of Fine Arts award Winner Hyundo Sung. "Resemblance of my perception" Oil on Canvas
Masters in Fine Arts winner Julian McKinnon. "Heavens Gonna Burn Your Eyes" Wood, aluminium and paint.
Congratulations to both our winner, we can't wait to see what they produce in the future!
Gordon Harris Whitecliffe Year 2 Painting Award 2015
Simon Lundqvist being awarded the Gordon Harris Whitecliffe Year 2 Painting Award 2015 by Graeme Harris. Congratulations Simon!
Here's his winning artworks. Great things to come from Simon, we can't wait to see more!
First Impression Printmaking Exhibition - Winner
A big congratulations to Bev, for winning the ''First Impressions printmaking exhibition' People's Choice Award! Bev won a $200 Gordon Harris voucher!
Here she is with her winning print, 'Resonances' - fantastic stuff, cant wait to see whats next for her!
Gordon Harris 2014 Awards at AUT
Congratulations Rosie Neyle!
Awarded the 2014 Gordon Harris Award for Best Use of Traditional Media in Contemporary Illustration at AUT University School of Art and Design.
The artwork pictured is one from a series of works painted in oils on canvas
Gordon Harris 2013 Awards at AUT
Each Year Gordon Harris awards prizes for excellence to students of Auckland University of Technology. The 2013 award winners are:
Daniel Ido: Best Use of Traditional Media for Contemporary Illustration (Design) (pictured above)
Jacinta Conza: Design for Publication for Print (Design)
Debbie Tub: Excellence in Art (Visual Arts)
Michelle Peddie: Excellence in Art (Textiles 1st Year)
Nicola Luey: Excellence in Art (Fashion 1st Year)
Marie Sanders with her pastel painting 'Tamaki Estuary' which won first prize in the 'Passionate About Pastel' art exhibition at the Mairangi Arts Centre in December. The prize was sponsored by Gordon Harris. Marie later reported: "I was able to use the prize money on a range of Schmincke pastels, which I am thoroughly enjoying using. The colours are fabulous."