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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 printmaking. 

In 2020 we are partnered with Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology), who will provide the exhibition space: The Atrium at their Hamilton campus.

SELECTOR/JUDGE 

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 print. 

Convenor for the 2020 NZ Painting and Printmaking Award is Laree Payne (Director of Weasel Gallery, Hamilton).  

PRIZES

$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. 

DATES

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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