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Stuff Judge

Frances Morton

Art Shows Across Aotearoa is delighted to announce Frances Morton the Editor of Life Magazine at Stuff, of Sunday Magazine in the Sunday Star-Times and Your Weekend in The Post, The Press and Waikato Times each week as a National Judge for the recently established ASAA Gold Award for Art Excellence.

This national Award generously sponsored by Stuff Media has an overall value of $35,000+ and will be progressively adjudicated across four major Art Shows in four different New Zealand cities throughout 2024 culminating in the overall Gold Award Presentation to a single winner in November 2024.

Frances will be working with Lead Judge Karl Chitham from The Dowse one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary galleries and alongside each Regional Judge (via each of the four Art Shows in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Queenstown) to select each of the regional finalists to go through to the top four.

Frances Morton is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years’ experience including time as head of re: News, TVNZ’s youth digital platform and roles with VICE New Zealand, Metro and NZME titles.  Now as Editor for publications that ‘celebrate, reflect and reveal the best things about life in Aotearoa’ Frances enjoys working with the ‘extraordinary team of writers, creatives and contributors to bring readers delight, discovery and new perspectives every weekend.’

Frances particular interest in the arts and the role they play in our culture and society has informed her approach and appreciation of the visual arts and of the adjudication process involved with the Art Aotearoa Gold Award.

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