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This year at WSA 2018

NZPPA 2019 ENTRIES NOW OPEN: Please download the entry form below:

NZPPA UPDATED ENTRY FORM 2019.pdf

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.

This year we had 110 entries, into the NYAA, New Zealand wide. The level of work was amazing and it is exciting to know we have a talented young group of artists gaining confidence by entering into the Awards and exhibiting their work. Thank you to all of you who supported this annual event.

The Waiprint exhibition again has attracted top print makers to exhibit their work in the ArtsPost Galleries. We were also fortunate enough to offer a Workshop run by Valerie Cuthbert. Some fantastic work was produced from all those who participated.


13 Oct - 13 Nov - Members Exhibition, ArtsPost

Line and the edges of form

The Annual WSA Members exhibition is coming up in October, Entries close October 1st. We are excited about this years exhibition and hope you will all join us for the opening night Thursday October 11th 5.30pm at Arts post. Even if you aren’t exhibiting this is a great chance to meet other members as well as the executive committee of WSA.

Showcasing recent work from current WSA members, this exhibition will include works of many mediums including sculpture, sound and installation - all focusing on the theme of ‘Line'. The crucial constant of line is evident in all art practices, whether straight, curved, two dimensional or defining the edges of a form - all lines are created by distance and movement between spaces. Artists expression of this idea can vary largely - in texture, colour, shape and form. For the viewer, lines can direct your eye through a journey when interpreting a work, and thus function as a potential way for artists to communicate thoughts or ideas in sequence to the receiver. Lines are as unique as the people that make them, and this exhibition aims to bring lines of many types together - to convey both uniform harmony and juxtaposition in one richly populated space.

Last year at WSA

WAIPRINT 2017
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

OPENING NIGHT-12 OCTOBER AT 5.30PM 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.