The Raglan Community Arts Council is delighted to announce that Hennessy Kear is the winner of the $1000 Youth Art Scholarship for 2016. The annual scholarship is awarded to a young person resident in the area who has left school and is either enrolled for future tertiary study or already studying at tertiary level.
Hennessy is currently in her second year studying Spacial Design at Massey University. A former pupil of Te Uku School and Hamilton Girlsâ€™ High, Hennessy says that studying design is something she always wanted to do. Her four-year degree, which is a relatively new conceptual design discipline, incorporates aspects of interior design, architecture, urban design, performance, art and visual technologies.
Hennessy says the scholarship will help towards her fees and buying materials for coursework.
Ruth Port, who coordinates the scholarship, says Hennessyâ€™s application was â€œexemplary in that it profiled her work in a very convincing manner, provided excellent images of projects from student course work and showed her huge talent and potential in an exciting genre.â€
The scholarship is made possible thanks to the generosity of those
involved with Raglan Arts Weekend.