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This year at WSA 2018

NZPPA 2018 - Our annual NZ Painting and Printmaking Awards are coming up next week. We had over 260 entries from artists all around NZ and NZ residents overseas. This year the entries have been judged by Dianne Fogwell from Melbourne. Our awards evening is on Thursday, February 15th at 6pm and entry is only $10 each. This exhibition will only run for 3 days this year from February 16th to February 18th, so please make sure you come along and support our largest event for the year and all those Finalists involved.

16-20 April - Autumn Holiday Programme for Children

24-27 April - Autumn Workshops for Adults

14 June - 4 July - Members Exhibition, Next Level Gallery

7 Sept - 8 Oct - Our Waiprint and National Youth Art Awards will again be exhibited. Both these events are growing each year and nationally are well supported by artists.

Please click the link below for your printable entry form to complete for the NYAA 2018:


13 Oct - 13 Nov - Members Exhibition, ArtsPost

Last year at WSA

The annual exhibition by WSA printmakers, August/September, at ArtsPost. 'Guest artist' this year is an exhibition -The Small Print - by Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand. 

National Youth Art Award 2017
An annual exhibition for visual artists aged 15 to 27, August/September, at ArtsPost. 

Members' Exhibition 2017 at ArtsPost

An exhibition for WSA members 13 October - 13 November at ArtsPost

2017 Members Exhibition Entry Form Entries close September 29th 2017.pdf

New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2017

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival in February. Congratulations to the winner Rose Meyer with her painting 'Journey: from Pen to Print to Paint', and the merit award winner Heather Straka for her painting 'Street Parade'. Rose's $20,000 award was generously provided by major sponsor The Philip Vela Family Trust.

Salon des Refuses 
Works submitted but not chosen for NZPPA were exhibited at Sandz Gallery in Frankton, April/May.