ECC NZ Student Craft Design Awards
13 Nov – 25 Nov 2021
Created by the Friends of the Dowse in 1986, this annual award and exhibition showcases the best work of tertiary students and recent graduates working across a variety of craft and design disciplines.
This year’s exhibition features the largest number of finalists to date including the winners and highly commended for each category.
For the 2021 iteration of the awards, the committee invited a selection of industry experts to judge together across nine categories including Fashion, Jewellery, Product, Ceramics, Lighting, Furniture, Visual Communication, Surface and a special Innovation in Sustainability award.
The Judges for 2021 were British design legend Tom Dixon, ECC Lighting consultant Anita Dykes, Owner of internationally renowned The Village Goldsmith Ian Douglas, Student Craft Design Award alumni and textile and graphic designer Genevieve Packer, Student Craft Design Award alumni and Fashion Designer Talia Soloa, International brand strategist and creative William Carden-Horton, Owner of Proffer and head of product design for A.WORKS George MacLeod-Whiting, and Dowse Director Karl Chitham.
You can vote for the People’s Choice award online here