10 Oct 2018

Isaac Crowe is the winner of the 2018 Jann Medlicott Creative Art Award!

Congratulations to third year Toi Ohomai Creative Industries student, Isaac Crowe, who won this prestigious award managed by Creative Bay of Plenty.This year marked the 7th award winner; we are extremely grateful to Jann Medlicott for her generous support of the arts. Isaac was awarded the prize on Thursday, 27 September, at the Acorn Foundation 2018 Distributions and Award function at St John.
Isaac described his programme at Toi Ohomai in this way, "The Bachelor of Creative Industries programme not only refined my graphic design skills and knowledge, but I also learnt visual art processes and practice. Through the development of my creative practice, I entered the 2018 Miles Art Awards for the first time, where I was awarded the Incubator Emerging Artist Award for my work 'Angels of Makawe.'"
Isaac will use the $2,000 cash prize to help pay for his move to Hamilton, where he plans to enrol in the honours programme at Wintec. After he finishes his study, Isaac hope to return to the Bay of Plenty and start up a creative collaborative workspace in Te Puke. He says, "I believe this vision would benefit the community as it will demonstrate that creativity is a possible career path for the youth of Te Puke and add to the growing creative sector within the Bay of Plenty region."
Well done, Isaac! We wish you all the best as you pursue your dreams!