A self-portrait sparked a trip to Wellington and a place in a national art awards final for one of Mapura’s talented artists.
Jimmy Shum was selected as a finalist in the IHC Art Awards which took place on August 16th2011.
His work ‘Jimmy is Sitting’ was placed in the top three entries regionally and won
him a place in the finals in the capital.
Jimmy attends the Thursday open studio class. Studio co-ordinator Arie Hellendoorn has seen him make great strides in his art-making during his time here.
Arie said: "It’s fantastic that Jimmy had the opportunity to be a part of this and meet artists from all over NZ."