"Whimsical, subtle and clever form of portraiture using time-consuming stop motion. Sophisticated grasp of illusion and whimsy which makes the film humorous without being cute. Very impressive technically."
- Linda Tyler, Wallace Art Awards Jury Representative.
desks is a work that was displayed on the main screen 2/3 nights of the Art In the Dark event in 2013. artinthedark.co.nz/2013-artists/elle-plank
It was also selected as a Finalist and one of the selected traveling works in the 23rd Annual Wallace Art Awards:
The Annual Wallace Art Awards aim to support, promote and expose New Zealand contemporary art and artists. Sir James Wallace established the Annual Wallace Art Awards 23 years ago. These Awards are now the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, with a value amounting to over $195,000. They differ from other important New Zealand art prizes in that they aim to provide challenging opportunities and broadening experiences to the four major winners by way of residencies at top-class international institutions. Many of the winners and finalists of the Awards are purchased by the Trust each year to add to the Collection.
The Awards are given for contemporary New Zealand painting, sculpture, video, drawing and unique photography and print to encourage and develop the visual arts in New Zealand, and in particular to reward artists creating outstanding work.
The Judges for 2014 are Andrew Clifford, Andrew McLeod, Peter Panyoczki,Terry Stringer and Linda Tyler.