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Friends of The Dowse are greatly valued members of the extended Dowse family. Like all good friends, they are close to the action, working alongside the team as advocates for all things Dowse—and having a great time doing so.

Why Join?

  • Receive our email newsletters and invitations to talks and openings
  • Invitations to special exhibition events
  • Regular visits organised to exhibitions and places of artistic interest (floor talks, private art collection visits, studio/gallery/architectural tours)
  • Opportunities to volunteer or assist on special Dowse projects if you wish 
  • Association with the annual New Zealand Student Craft / Design Awards
  • Receive discounts from local businesses (details in newsletter)
  • Become more closely involved with The Dowse and like-minded people

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NZ Student Craft / Design Awards

For over 28 years the Friends of The Dowse have offered their support to tertiary students through an award scheme designed to encourage innovation and creativity specifically in the areas of design and craft.

The New Zealand Student Craft / Design Awards has been an integral annual event for students from all over New Zealand for nearly 30 years.

Annual Membership

Students FREE
Seniors $30
Individuals $40
Families $60
Corporate $250

Join online

 

For further information please contact:
Colin Kelly, President
E friends@dowse.org.nz 
friendsofthedowse.nz

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Colony, 2000-2002. (Install Image) Collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Colony, 2000-2002. (Install Image) Collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Colony, 2000-2002. (Install Image) Collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Colony, 2000-2002. (Install Image) Collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Colony, 2000-2002. (Install Image) Collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Colony, 2000-2002. (Install Image) Collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Colony, 2000-2002. (Install Image) Collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Colony, 2000-2002. (Install Image) Collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Field (Part II), 2004. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Field (Part II), 2004. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Habitat 1999-2000. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Habitat 1999-2000. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Habitat 1999-2000. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Habitat 1999-2000. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Homely, 1997-2000. (Install Image) Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Graeme Mansell Trust. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Homely, 1997-2000. (Install Image) Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Graeme Mansell Trust.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Homely, 1997-2000. (Install Image) Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Graeme Mansell Trust. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Homely, 1997-2000. (Install Image) Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Graeme Mansell Trust.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Port, 2014. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist.. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Port, 2014. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist..

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Sanctuary, 2004-2006. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite, Auckland. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Sanctuary, 2004-2006. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite, Auckland.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Vision 1995/2017. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Vision 1995/2017. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

This Fine Island, 2012. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

This Fine Island, 2012. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Zerfall, 1997-1998. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Zerfall, 1997-1998. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Zerfall, 1997-1998. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Zerfall, 1997-1998. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017. 

The Crib, 2000. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist and Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Crib, 2000. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist and Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017. 

The Crib, 2000. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist and Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington. Photo: Mark Tantrum. 

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Gavin Hipkins: The Domain opening 24th November 2017.

The Crib, 2000. (Install Image) Courtesy of the artist and Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington. Photo: Mark Tantrum.

Photo courtesy of The Dowse Art Museum. Photo: Mark Tantrum.