Graduating from Whitecliffe College last year as the Wikiriwhi
Scholarship winner, I am lucky enough to see my four and a half
year fine arts degree grant me the opportunity to travel to the
huge and stimulating apple that is New York City - but I need your
help to get there!
New York is the global hub for contemporary art and has
historically nourished the careers of some of the most pioneering
household names of the 21st Century.
I am fundraising for the main purpose of being able to situate
myself in New York for the entirety of 2019, navigating my creative
practice and broadening my research by immersing myself within the
artistic community, forming connections and linking with other
Your kind contributions will go towards setting up a new
creative life where I can organize a studio, continue to make, and
discover the craziness of a brand new city waiting for me on the
other side of the world.
I still have plans to accomplish in New Zealand before I leave
in November, which entail putting on a show in Auckland and more
actively showcasing emerging female artists during Art Week 2018
under my role as a Unique Experiences provider with Tāmaki Pātaka
Kōrero (Central City Library).
I would be so grateful for any support towards this endeavour
and truly feel as though this opportunity is once in a lifetime -
one that I have worked extremely hard for. I wish to be able to
give back to my providers by allowing them to be part of my
artistic journey and be with me along the way through website
updates and posts.
I believe my passion for creating and learning more about
contemporary art can only be enhanced by travelling and exploring
what a new city has to offer me. I know it will be hard, but with
your help, my craft will take on a whole new lease of life, and in
turn, new achievements and artistic goals can come to fruition.
For more information about my work and to stay updated, please
visit my website: https://www.claregemima.com/