Yanny's Award List



2013

Wonderful Exhibition at the Waikato Muesum of Art and History in Hamilton Retrospective Exhitibition of Yanny Split Design Clothing from her own collection. Opening night included a live Fashion Parade, followed by a teaching workshop and talks on her work.
Was asked to be the judge for the National Creative Fibre Fashion Show in be held in Wellington.

2012

Still teaching workshops, and a start on designing for a Solo Exhibition.
Donated 26 award winning outfits almost from the beginning until 2000 to the Waikato Museum of Art and History in Hamilton.

2011

Yanny travelled to workshops from North to South.
Spent time on personal develop with other Great Artists

Latest!

2010

Yanny was awarded a certificate and glass award (see on right) Outstanding Services to the Arts by Arts Waikato on the 17th September 2010, at the WEL Energy Trust Academy of performing Arts.
Invited again to enter Re Design Art and Craft Exhibition using recycled at Habitat for Humanity.
Yanny had a Workshop at the Association of New Zealand Embroiderer's Guild held in July at Hamilton. Also at the same time, and associated with exhibitions held at Arts Post. Yanny had entries in "Stitch Connect" and also "Extension of the Stitch".
Yanny Split's Summer School of Art - January 2010 Regular School organised by Yanny every year! Held at the Huntly College. A real and wonderful school to attend.

2009

The end of an era! 6 years as coordinator of Adult Community Education for Hubntly College and tutoring 12 different art and craft class's. It was great while it lasted but the Government of the time thought otherwise.
Invited to enter Re Design Art and Craft Exhibition using recycled at Habitat for Humanity.
Elected National Fashion Co-ordinator for Creative Fibre
Latest! Waiheke Island Art Gallery Invited to exhibit at the Fibre Exhibition.
Textile Art Festival, Brisbane Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia May 29 - 31 2009 Yanny Split is a tutor at this Art Festival - and it's Shibori, details as they arrive about Yanny and the other Tutors.
Expressions Two out of the Series Seven Jackets for Seven Days accepted in the "Ready To Wear" exhibition at the Arts and Entertainment Center, Upper Hutt. This exhibition was invitation only and runs from 19th February till 22rd March.
Changing Threads Arts Council Nelson Presents Changing Threads - An exhibition of contemporary fibre and textile art at the Refinery Space, Nelson 14th February to 7th March 2009.
The aim of this exhibition is to showcase the use of fibre and textiles in a challenging and more conceptual way from their more general usage. Saturdays Jacket (Out of the collection Seven Jackets for Seven days) was accepted.
Yanny Split's Summer School of Art - January 2009 Regular School organised by Yanny every year! Held at the Huntly College. A real and wonderful school to attend.

2008

Stitch The Huntly Summer School of Art - January 2008 Regular School organised by Yanny every year! 8 days and record number attended!
Judge and Selector for the National Creative Fibre Exhibition held at Hamilton. And was also the display artist in setting up the Exhibition.
Invitation to exhibit at the National Post Stitch to the Letter Exhibition to be held at the Lopdell House in Auckland. Opening night 6.00pm Thursday 11th December, runs through till 8th February 2009.
Online Exhibition Seven Jackets for Seven Days featuring seven different jackets - viewing only online at this location
Acting Chair of Arts Waikato.

2007

The Huntly Summer School of Art - January 2007 Regular School organised by Yanny every year! 9 days and record number attended!
The Third Huntly Art Trail organised by The Rotary Club of Huntly
Deputy Chair of Arts Waikato; Chair Creative CommunitesNZ Waikato District

2006

book STITCH by Ann Parker Contemporary New Zealand Textile Artists Release Date October 2006. This book showcases the very best of what New Zealand's textile and fibre artists are doing today and reflects the fact that many New Zealander's are passionate about texyile and fibre art An extract from the back of the book, and guess who is in the book!!!
Accepted again for the Fashion and Fleece Awards at Opotiti.
The Second ever Huntly Art Trail - February 18th and 19th Read all about it here - The Amazing and Fantastic Huntly Art Trail! Now organised by the Rotary Club og Huntly Inc.
The Raglan Summer School of Art - January 2006 Regular School organised by Yanny every year! 9 days and record number attended!
Deputy Chair of Arts Waikato; Chair Creative CommunitesNZ Waikato District

2005

Organised the Art and Craft Display, "Hand's On" workshops, and the 'Young Entertainer' at Waikato World, Claudelands Event Centre
The first ever Huntly Art Trail - February 19th and 20th WOW! Opened by the Right Honourable Prime Minister Helen Clark - What a weekend! Read all about it here - The Amazing and Fantastic Huntly Art Trail! Opening night thanks to Rotary, Weekend by Alan Coates and Yanny Split
The Raglan Summer School of Art - January 2005 Regular School organised by Yanny every year! Now 11 years old and still growing fast!
Deputy Chair of Arts Waikato; Chair Creative CommunitesNZ Waikato District

silk

2004

Organising has started for the First Ever Huntly Art Trail to be held in February 2005
Elected Chairman, Creative CommunitiesNZ Assessment committee for the Waikato District
Organised the Art and Craft Display, "Hand's On" workshops, and the 'Young Entertainer' at Waikato World, Claudelands Event Centre
Elected Vice Chairman of Arts and Music Trust, Waikato.
The Inaugural Show of Affordable Art held in Wellington in August. Two pieces of silk were entered and accepted.
The New Zealand Wearable Art in be held in Nelson for the last time! Mr Black and Mrs White was accepted as an entry in the Illumination section
Accepted for Fashion and Fleece Awards at Opotiti, an outfit called 'The Best of New Zealand Lamb'
The Raglan Summer School of Art - January 2004 Regular School organised by Yanny every year!

2003

Specially commissioned to create a fabric for the Big Red - Celebrating the Pohutukawa at the Roturua Museum of Art and History.
Organised the Art and Craft Display, and "Hand's On" workshops at Waikato World, Claudelands Showgrounds - now bigger and better than ever!
Again a judge at the Kimiora Arts Festival, held every year at Turangawaewae Marae at Ngaruawahia. This years thene was "Fresh Water"
Textile Judge for the Franklin Art Festival This is the last time as the rules state that you can only be a Judge for 2 years only.
Now the Community Adult Education person for Huntly College responsible for "Night Classes" in the area, and also Tutor for the Quilters and Patchworkers group
Two outfits accepted for the New Zealand Wearable Art Awards in Nelson. Has entered and now been accepted every year since 1991! Must be a record?
Organiser of the Huntly Artz Awards A two day exhibition of Arts, craft and fashion; the highlight being an evening of Fashion and Entertainment.
The Raglan Summer School of Art - 2003 Regular School organised by Yanny every year!

Daphne Chapman Award

2002

Asked to be a judge at the Kimiora Arts Festival, held every year at Turangawaewae Marae at Ngaruawahia
October, Organised the Art and Craft Display, and "Hand's On" workshops at Waikato World, Claudelands Showgrounds.
Nominated for the New Zealand Wearable Art Award, and also nominated in "Focus on Textiles" The combined Textiles Guild Exhibition held at the Rotorua Museum of Art and History.
Awarded the Daphne Chapman Award by B.P.W. N.Z. (The Daphne Chapman Award is for the promotion of the image of BPW in areas of employment and/or community affairs.) This award is presented yearly and covers the whole of New Zealand. Yanny received this award for The Huntly Switched on to Artz Awards, for creating and then involving the whole of the Northern Waikato District in the presentation of this show!!
Textile Judge for the Franklin Art Festival
Latest Appointed to Creative CommunitiesNZ Assessment committee for the Waikato District
Entry nominated for the Norsewear Art Awards.
The Raglan Summer School of Art Now a 9 day School - bigger and better than ever.

2001

November, Elected Convenor of The Combined Textiles Guild of New Zealand Inc New Zealand Wide organisation dealing in all aspects of Textile Art!
October, Organised Fashion Show for Waikato World at the Claudelands Showgrounds.
September, Wearable Art Awards Two outfits accepted for this outstanding show - final judging on the 21st September! We will be at the show!
July, Principal Organiser of the Huntly Switch on to Artz Awards, becoming one of the big events in the Waikato!
June, Entry accepted into the AG ART held in conjuction with the New Zealand Field Days
April, Entry accepted for the Norsewear Art Awards.
March, Elected as an inaugural Trustee of Arts Waikato (Waikato Trust)
January, The Raglan Summer School of Art

2000

Child-like Entry Nominated and Accepted for Trash Fashion, Auckland during October.
2 Outfits nominated for the New Zealand Wearable Art Awards, Award Night, 22rd of September 2000.
Entry nominated for the Style Pasifika 2000 Fashion Culture Spectacular
Entry nominated in The Combined Textiles Guild of New Zealand National Exhibition
HEART OF THE RIVER
Held at the Artspost Gallery, Hamilton called "The Wet Silk Look"
3 Outfits accepted in the Fibre and Fleece Awards, one won a Merit Award
Two outfits in the Franklin Arts Festival. First Prize awarded to "Talisman Treasure"
Yanny, and BPW Huntly have been awarded the Brooker Marketing Award for the Huntly Textile Awards. Congratulations on this amazing win!
One outfit in the Norsewear Art Awards.

1999

Two outfits Accepted Franklin Arts Festival, First Prize Textile Art.
Nomination in the Norsewear Art Awards.
Marley lookalike Nomination in the New Zealand Wearable Art Awards
One outfit accepted in the Pacifika Fashion Awards
Two outfits accepted in the Trash Fashion Awards held at Auckland.
Organiser of the First Ever Huntly Textile Awards in conjuction with the Huntly BPW.

1998

One Nomination in the New Zealand Smokefree Fashion Awards.
One outfit was nominated in the Norsewear Art Awards.
Two outfits accepted for the Pacifika Fashion Awards.
One outfit in the Combined Textiles Exhibition at the Royal New Zealand Easter Show.
One outfit Franklin Arts Festival - Merit Award.
One outfit accepted in the New Zealand Field Days at Hamilton.
Three outfits accepted in the Fashion and Fleece Awards at Opotiti; First Prize in the wool Section, and 2nd prize in the Futuristic Section.
Two outfits accepted in the New Zealand Wearable Art Awards held at Nelson.
Trash Fashion held at Auckland; FIRST prize Living Sculpture.
Resource Design Awards (Auckland) Accepted for Exhibition.

1997

One Nomination in the New Zealand Smoke Free Fashion Awards at Wellington.
Four outfits accepted for the New Zealand Wearable Art Awards in Nelson.
A commended Award in the Golden C'Art Exhibition in Carterton.
Briar

1996

Four outfits accepted for the New Zealand Wearable Art Awards in Nelson - finalist in the Illumination Section.
Three outfits accepted for the Pacifika Awards in Auckland.
Theme winner in Fibre and Fleece Awards in Opotiti.
One nomination in the Australian Fashion Awards.

1995

Six outfits accepted for the New Zealand Wearable Art Awards in Nelson.
One entry in the Golden Gowns (Australia), winner of the craft Section.
Third Prize: Combined Textiles of New Zealand Exhibition held at the Royal New Zealand Easter Show at Auckland.

1994

Four outfits accepted for the New Zealand Wearable Art Awards in Nelson, Finalist in the Wool Section.
One Nomination for The Benson and Hedges Designers Awards. Tennis Anyone?

1993

Two outfits accepted for the New Zealand Wearable Art Awards in Nelson; One became the winner of the Wearable Art Wool Section.
Two nominations in the Wearable Wool Awards in Australia.
Two entries in the final, and winner Most Outrageous Outfit Boxing Day at the Auckland Racing Club's Summer Carnival.

1992

Two nominations in the Benson and Hedges Designer Awards.
Two nominations in the Australian Wearable Wool Awards.

1991

Two nominations in the Benson and Hedges Designers Awards.
Two nominations highly commended in the New Zealand Wool Capital Design Awards; Winner of the Classic Wool in Fashion Award, Runner up on the Supreme Award.
One accepted for the New Zealand Wearable Art Awards in Nelson.
WOW!

1990

Three nominations in the Benson and Hedges Designer Awards, Winner of the Wool Section!
Highly Commended in the New Zealand Wool Capital Design Awards.
One of 6 Designers invited to show in the Dressart Exhibition Govert Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, and the following New Zealand wide Tour.

1989

Two nominations in the Benson and Hedges Designers Awards
Two outfits accepted in the Mohair Award
Highly commended in the New Zealand Wool Capital Design Awards.

1988

One nomination in the Benson and Hedges Designer Awards.
One nomination in the Mohair Awards
WOW!

1987 to date

Exhibitions in a number of Galleries throughout New Zealand including The Compendium Gallery, Lopdell House, The ASA Gallery, Mairangi Bay Arts Centre, The McDougal Art Gallery, Govert Brewster Gallery, Artspost Hamilton, Rotorua Museum, Waikato Coalfields Museum, and others
Has organised numerous Fashion Shows, Exhibitions etc, not only in New Zealand, but also in Holland; Has taught at unitecs and schools and also various classes; has been a Judge on occasions; and also Guest Speaker.

Holland - pre 1987

Has Experience and training in Window display, Display Painting, Diploma in Flower Arrangement, Attended Art School (Vrije Academie, Den Hagg/Rotterdam) in Fashion Design.
Organised the First Fashion Show to ever be held in an Art Gallery in Holland (Den Haag, 1984)




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