This year's Art Awards run by WSA
NEW ZEALAND PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING AWARD 2020
Since 2002, WSA has organised the NZPPA to promote
New Zealand art and to support NZ artists in the fields of painting and
In 2020 we are partnered with Wintec (Waikato
Institute of Technology), who will provide the exhibition space: The Atrium at
their Hamilton campus.
This year's finalists will be selected and
judged by Julia Waite, Curator of New Zealand Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o
Tamaki. She holds a BA (First Class Honours) University of Otago (2005),
Masters of Museum and Heritage Studies from Victoria University (2009), and an
MA (First Class Honours) University of Auckland (2017). Her expertise is well
aligned with the demands of the award - to be knowledgeable in both paint and
Convenor for the 2020 NZ Painting and Printmaking
Award is Laree Payne (Director of Weasel Gallery, Hamilton).
$20,000 main prize for either a painting or a print,
generously supplied by the award's principle sponsor, The Vela Family Trust.
$2000 Ruth Davey Merit in Printmaking Award, a new
prize celebrating the contribution of this important Waikato printmaker.
$1000 Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand Merit in
Printmaking Award. PCANZ is a member-run, national, nonprofit organisation that
promotes contemporary fine art printmaking.
$1000 Wintec Media Arts Merit in Painting Award.
$500 People's Choice Award from Gordon Harris. This
prize is a gift card to use in any of the Gordon Harris art supply stores.
Entries open Thursday, 12 March 2020
Entries close Thursday, 9 April
Finalists notified on Monday, 4 May
Opening and Awards are held on Friday, 22 May, at 5.30pm in The
Atrium, Wintec, Hamilton
Exhibition closes Tuesday, 26 May, at 5pm
ENTRY FORM NZPPA ENTRY FORM 2020.pdf
Please read the criteria carefully.
DETAILS FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL YOUTH ART AWARDS WILL BE OUT SHORTLY. Thank you for your patience.
2019 NATIONAL YOUTH ART AWARDS - NYAA 2019
2019 National Youth Art Award
Waikato Society of Arts Annual
National Youth Art Award 2019
18 July – 19 August
ArtsPost Gallery, Hamilton
It is with much excitement that the Waikato Society of Arts along with
our chief sponsor Midland MRI can announce that the finalists for our 10th
year of competition have been chosen, with a record number of 140 entries.
Hamilton has been the host for this award for the past ten years, the
only award in New Zealand exclusive to talented young artists. Prizes totalling
$6000 along with Gordon Harris People’s Choice award of $250 and a special Print award from the Print Council of Aotearoa New Zealand of $500.
All young artists in New Zealand between the ages of 15 and 25 are
invited to enter this prestigious competition.
This is a selected show and we are honoured to announce our judge this
year will be Margaret Aull, formerly
from Tumu Herenga Toi - Curator Manager Ahua Gallery at New Zealand
Māori Arts & Crafts Institute, before this she was Poutiaki Toi
- Art Collection Curator at Te Wānanga o
Aotearoa. Margaret Aull studied her Masters of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe
College of Arts and Design, in Auckland.
The 83 finalists will have their work on show to the public, for a month,
at ArtsPost Gallery, Hamilton, with an Opening and Awards evening at 5.30pm on
the 18th of July.
This award is open to independent artists as well as students who are
prepared to jump the boundaries of their curriculum.
Original visual art work that is unique, imaginative, delightful and
thought-provoking is welcome.
ENTRIES CLOSED JUNE 14TH, 2019.
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