Hamish Potter, Wairarapa College 'Power' Initially I worked around the theme of power in today’s society – big brands, celebrities and other powerful icons. I then developed this into something I believe highlights the contrast between groups and individuals in terms of power and its benefits. Though I only used pencil and acrylic paints, I enjoyed using other tools to create things such as the splatter effect that is used frequently throughout my work.
Freya Milner, Wellington East Girls' College Scholarship - 'Elemental' Initially my work was about exploring the relationship between people and landscape, and eventually that became more about the power struggle between the two, focused on the elements and man. I also wanted my work to have a filmic quality to it, even if I didn’t use film as a medium. My work became a narrative about the relationship people have with the environment, captured in moments, like film stills.