ECC NZ Student Craft / Design Awards 2014 Judges
The judges for the ECC NZ Student Craft / Design Awards 2014 are:
Richard Crane, ECC, Wellington
Kirsten Matthew, Urbis, Auckland
Courtney Johnston, Director of The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
Fiona Campbell, Real Art Roadshow, Wanaka
Tim Wigmore, Lighting and furniture designer, Wellington
Richard Crane has a BA Honors in Contemporary Furniture Design from Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe, England. He has exhibited his work at New Designers in Islington, Top Drawer in Earls Court and the Milan Furniture Fair. Following the Milan Furniture Fair, Paul Smith commissioned his work for the opening of their new showroom in Milan, and later for a fashion show at Cannes. Richard moved to New Zealand in 2010 and currently works in client liaison at ECC Limited’s Wellington showroom.
Kirsten Matthew is editor of Urbis magazine and urbismagazine.com. She spent 10 years living in New York City, working as a fashion and lifestyle editor at the New York Post, Page Six Magazine, InStyle.com, and Country Living. She has written for The New York Times, Metro, The Listener, North & South, Next, Cuisine and The Sunday Star Times and is the author of two books.
—Director of The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
Courtney joined the team at The Dowse in November 2012 and brings a fresh perspective, one that is grounded in the strong relationship between the exhibition and the museum. Courtney values a breadth of views on art and design and is passionate about the power of art to connect and reach out to people. Well known as a writer and commentator, Courtney has been the arts correspondent for Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon programme since 2010. Prior to The Dowse, she was General Manager of Wellington web agency Boost New Media which specialises in working with cultural and heritage organisations. She has also worked across a range of arts institutions, including City Gallery Wellington and the National Library.
—Real Art Roadshow, Wanaka
Before completing her tertiary education in visual design and glass production Fiona worked in a number of Wellington dealer galleries and now heads the Real Art Roadshow. She was on the board of Te Papa for three years. Fiona has recently been awarded an MNZM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Art Philanthropy.
—Lighting and furniture designer, Wellington
Tim Wigmore is a lighting and furniture designer and co-director of Designtree. His innovative furniture is acclaimed for pushing the boundaries between interior design, installation art, and exhibition design. Tim regularly exhibits in New Zealand and internationally, and his work is sought after for both public and private collections.