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Eye on Nature Art Exhibition on display this July!

Experience Eye on Nature through the artistic talents and views of our South Auckland tamariki . . .

Images from our Eye on Nature Creative Art Exhibition - 2018.

After being postponed in March, Eye on Nature's Creative Art Competition will be on display in a dedicated exhibition at the Auckland Botanic Gardens’ Gallery space in the heart of Manurewa from Saturday 4 July to Friday 24 July.

The Eye on Nature Creative Art competition offers a platform for students at kindergarten and primary school level, in South Auckland, to respond to Eye on Nature’s annual, environmental theme.

2020’s theme is; ‘Adaptations in NZ - Thrive to Survive’, ‘Urutaunga ki Aotearoa - Tipu Matomato hei orapito’.

We are delighted to be able to showcase the students innovative works of art and encourage participants, their supporters and the general public to attend the Exhibition Opening and Prize Giving Ceremony on the first Saturday of the exhibition, 4 July, at 10:30 am. Here special guests will be presenting the winners with their prizes.

The People’s Choice category will be open for votes for the first two weeks of the exhibition, offering a platform for the community to vote on which Creative Art piece they think deserves special recognition.

Eye on Nature encourages our tamariki to instigate more sustainable solutions everyday, everywhere. Through the Creative Art competition, students are encouraged to think holistically about their project. They not only have to align their creation with the theme contextually; they are also asked to consider the materials they use, whether they can reuse or repurpose resources or if what they’re using is harmful to the environment. Research of the theme and how a student’s artwork relates to the theme is also heavily weighted by the judges, to encourage further environmental investigation.

The judges for 2020 are; Keven Mealamu, former All Black and current member of Papakura Local Board, Andrea Gaskin, director of Connect the Dots Charitable Trust, a creative aging charity, and Christine White who has been managing the education programmes for Keep New Zealand Beautiful since 2015. Judging takes place on 2 July with up to $750 to be won.

Admission to the Eye on Nature Creative Art Exhibition is free and open to the public.


So what do you say, ready to explore Adaptations in NZ through the creative eyes of children?

Join us Eye on Nature Creative Art Exhibition opening and prize giving ceremony on

Saturday 4 July 2020, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, Auckland Botanic Gardens, Visitor Centre - Gallery, Manurewa.

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