2014 New Zealand Arts Awards Winners Announced

Tuesday 4 November 2014

2014 New Zealand Arts Awards Winners Announced
The Arts Foundation of New Zealand has announced the 2014 recipients of their Laureate and New Generation Awards and the Harriet Friedlander New York Residency.

This year's winners of the Laureate Award included actor and producer Cliff Curtis and poet Geoff Cochrane, who each won $50,000 alongside three other artists.

Composer and producer Dudley Benson (who recently marked the release of his remix album Deforestation with sold out shows at Audio Foundation) was one of three recipients of the New Generation Award, winning $25,000.

Choreographer and video artist Louise Potiki Bryant was the winner of the Harriet Friedlander Residency including $80,000 to live and work in New York.

The awards, which were held at a ceremony at Auckland's SkyCity Theatre, aim to recognise the work and achievements of artists. The Arts Foundation was established in 2011 as the first multi-discipline arts awards and has since donated over $4.8 million in cash donations have been made to 167 New Zealand artists.

Full list of winners:

2014 Laureate Award recipients including a cash donation of $50,000 are:
Actor and producer, Cliff Curtis (Film)
Multi-disciplinary artist, Lisa Reihana (Visual Arts)
Poet, Geoff Cochrane (Literature)
Composer, Ross Harris (Music)
Choreographer and director, Charles Koroneho (Dance)

2014 New Generation Award recipients including a cash donation of $25,000 are:
Composer, performer and producer Dudley Benson (Music)
Painter Star Gossage (Visual Arts)
Actor and director duo Vela Manusaute and Anapela Polataivao (Theatre)

2014 recipient of the Harriet Friedlander Residency including $80,000 to live and work in New York is:
Choreographer, dancer and video artist, Louise Potiki Bryant (Dance)

Previously announced Award for Patronage recipient Professor Jack C Richards awarded four donations of $10,000 including $20,000 as part of the Award and $20,000 he chose to donate personally. 

2014 Award for Patronage donation recipients are:
Gisborne International Music Competition
EIT Tairawhiti for students in the Maori Arts Programme
Te Tairawhiti Museum
A book project in honour of Arts Foundation Laureate and composer, Jack Body