Whanganui High School student Rose Hird is an aspiring artist from Whanganui. After being the recipient of the WDC Youth Committee Award at the 2019 patillo Whanganui Arts Review, she went on to exhibit in the Waimarino Art Awards 2019 and the National Youth Art Awards 2019, held in Hamilton. She is now working towards completing her first NCEA art portfolio.
My Choice September 2019: Whanganui High School student Rose Hird
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“To me the Auckland Harbour I know has always had a backdrop of skyscrapers. However this painting shows of simpler times. Of when it was just a peaceful, cloudy day in Auckland.”
“This print reminds me of a show from the 1970’s called ‘It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’. The jungle setting, portrayed as bright and colourful along with the amount of people hiding everywhere makes me long to see this played out.”
“A painting like this makes me wonder if it really is a painting, or just a photograph. The people in this world who can paint a setting like this as easily as they could take an image of it amaze me. Even if they are living in 1912 and paintings are more accurate than the cameras of the time.”
“This image makes me wonder. But it’s also impressive. The red rim of the boat contrasting with the blues of the sounds makes me think about what’s next on their journey, what else might they encounter?”
“In this cartoon I am unsure of whose identity has been mistaken. But the unmasked facial expression of the child enjoying the show of an unknown person. As well as the man trying to hide his laughter, makes me laugh.”
“If I was walking around Wellington and saw this view I’d want to paint it too. Since clouds are one of my most favourite things to look at, this makes me happy.”