Tyson Campbell

Enter now for the Hawke’s Bay Art Review Exhibition and Competition, at Creative Arts Napier.

Submissions are invited from local emerging and established artists in painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, multi-media, design, textiles and ceramics from artists throughout New Zealand, who have close connections to Hawke’s Bay. 

The HBAR is a selected exhibition showcasing art excellence in Hawke’s Bay. It was  revived as a biennial competition by Creative Arts Napier in 2017 and all the ground floor galleries at Creative Arts Napier will be dedicated to displaying approximately 60 of the selected works.

At the Gala Opening on Friday 3 September, the Guest Selector and Curator Tyson Campbell will award the Gordon Harris/Team Coldicutt Premier Award of $2000, plus six Highly Commended Awards of $200 each. 

HBAR 2021 is open to any artist residing in New Zealand with links to Hawke’s Bay. All entries must be recently created – no earlier than January 2020. To enter, go to www.thecan.co.nz/can-listings/call-for-artists-hawkes-bay-art-review/. The HBAR 2021 entries close on Friday, 9 July 2021 at 4pm.  

For the past three years, guest selector Tyson Campbell has worked as an artist, writer, community facilitator and independent curator based in Naarm Melbourne and Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Over the last two years, through his involvement with Blak Dot gallery, TCB art inc, and Artspace Aotearoa, Tyson developed an emerging curatorial practice that centres on contemporary Indigenous artistic practices.

“I have taken the initiative to elevate world-Indigenous kinship ties from the position of being Māori: Critical Indigenous studies is at the core of what I do. As an active and engaged member of cross-cultural discourse that emerges between the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand contexts, I believe my perspective, and lived-experience have a relationship to all disciplines of knowledge that enact themselves on colonised territories,” says Tyson.

His current work focuses on Indigenous strategies toward shifting institutional structures and how culturally grounded and communitarian ways of knowing – conversational, celebratory, and respectful kanohi-kitea – can initiate change within such settings. Tyson is currently working at Artspace Aotearoa in Auckland.

Entries close at 4pm on July 9, 2021

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