• 07 June 2017

Matariki Art selected for Art Prize

We are thrilled to announce artwork by Marsden students has been shortlisted for the 2017 Saatchi Gallery Art Prize for Schools in the UK. The 12 panel mural celebrating Matariki - Māori New Year - is a collaborative work by Year 7 and 8 students led by our 2016 Artist in Residence, Michel Tuffery and has been chosen out of 24,000 entries from 66 different countries.


An exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, Kings Road, London, will showcase artwork by the 20 shortlisted students from 4–13 July 2017 and winners will be announced at an awards evening on the 4th.


Saatchi Gallery Art Prize for Schools is one of the largest international competitions open to primary and secondary schools from around the world, so to be selected is a BIG deal - WOW!

See shortlisted artworks here.