This year's Art Awards run by WSA
The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2019 ENTRIES NOW OPEN
Entries are now open for the 2019
New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award. The judge for the 2019 NZPPA is Kim
Paton, Director of Auckland’s Objectspace and former Wintec researcher and art
tutor. Selecting from a field of several hundred works, Kim will choose the
winner and recipient of the Grand Prize. That artist will receive an award of
$20,000, generously sponsored once again by the Vela family. Alongside the
Grand Prize, Kim will also be awarding two Merit Awards from Wintec and the
Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand. The winner of the People’s Choice Award
sponsored by Gordon Harris will be announced after the exhibition has closed.
2019 heralds a change
of venue for the NZPPA as the Waikato
Society of Arts, in collaboration with our new major partner, Waikato Institute
of Technology (Wintec), bring the award exhibition to Hamilton’s CBD. The award
exhibition will be shown at Wintec’s premier event venue, The Atrium, which is
located inside one of the city’s beautifully restored historic buildings on the
central city campus (Wintec House). This
significant development aims to take advantage of the recently invigorated
gallery scene in Hamilton’s CBD, encourage a broader audience for the
exhibition and tie in with the visual arts fare on show in the Hamilton arts
The award announcement event will take
place on Thursday 28 February within Wintec’s, The Atrium (a ticketed event). After
the opening night, the exhibition will be open (free) from Friday 1 March until
Sunday 3 March. A series of events are planned, including a judge’s floor talk.
ENTRIES CLOSE NOVEMBER 23, please see
entry link below. All entrants will be
notified of the result of their entry on or before FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER.
NZPPA Nov 23 2018 FINAL ENTRY FORM.pdf
National Youth Art Award 2018
The Midland MRI National Youth Art Award entries have now closed. This year was our best number of entries, 110!
The amazing Anna Mile’s has come on board to judge this year’s event and we are thrilled to be working with her. Owner and operator of a contemporary dealer gallery (the Anna Mile’s gallery in Auckland), she is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about contemporary art in Aotearoa.
We held our Opening evening and Awards ceremony last night and again, we had seven awards to present:
The Midland MRI Grand Prize of $2,000 went to Samantha Carpenter
The Breakthrough Artist award of $1,000 went to Henry Turner
The Emerging Young Artist award of $500 went to Blake Tanner
The Print award of $500 went to Samantha Callaghan
The Abstract award of $500 went to Alex Wilkinson
The Photography award of $500 went to Nikita Treweek
The People’s Choice award of $250, sponsored by Gordon Harris Art Supplies was won by Anna Filimonova
Thank you to all our generous sponsors who helped make this such a special evening:
Major Sponsor - Midland MRI
Print Council Association of New Zealand
Gordon Harris Art Supplies
and to Primo Vino for helping with the refreshments and glasses.
The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2018
This was the 18th year for this award, it is an important event on the arts calendar in the Waikato and beyond. This nationally significant painting and printmaking award was established, and is hosted, by the Waikato Society of Arts. It offers one of New Zealand’s most valuable cash awards for New Zealand artists in the fields of painting and printmaking. The $20,000 prize is very generously sponsored by the Philip Vela Family Trust and they also purchase the winning artwork for their collection.
About the 2018 award
NZPPA 2018 WINNERS:
Premier Award (Phillip Vela Family Trust) - John Pusateri - Buho y Calavera
Merit Award (WSA) - Tim Croucher - Princess
Merit Award (PCANZ) - Jacqueline Aust - Atlas Of Declensions
Highly Commended - Hiria Anderson - My Advance Care Plan
Highly Commended - Flynn Morris-Clarke - Young Hubris
People's Choice (Gordon Harris) - Libby Vandy-Mines - Whaingaroa, Raglan
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