Florian Habicht (Inaugural recipient of the Harriet Friedlander Residency - 2008) and Seung Yul Oh (2010)
Arthur Meek (Playwright and Actor) - 2012 recipient
Louise Potiki-Bryant (choreographer & dancer) - 2014 recipient
Harriet Friedlander was a committed advocate of contemporary art. She recognised how artists share their vision and inspiration with us. Art was an indispensable ingredient within Harriet's life, she needed to experience art everyday.
Harriet personally planned the character of this innovative residency. She wanted to support artists to research and network in her own favourite international city. As a staunch patron, Harriet believed that artists could be assisted to further develop their vocation. Simply put, Harriet always said ‘I just want to help artists'.
Ron Brownson, Senior Curator New Zealand and Pacific Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
Our thanks to the Harriet Friedlander Scholarship Trust for making this award possible.