The Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara
An artist-in-residence award for an artist who is Canterbury-based or has an association with the region. Inclusive of a three-month grant, studio facilities and access to related resources at the Ara School of Art and Design.
The recipient of the inaugural Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara was announced 18th February 2018. Zina Swanson, a graduate from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts in 2004 was confirmed as the recipient, her submission commented on by the selection panel: "Zina’s work stood out for her thoughtful engagement with environmental issues and her questioning and cross-examination of our relationship to the natural world."
For more details and the selection panel's comments, please see our news page.