ARTISTS, PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the 2018 show are now closed.
All artists who have applied and are awaiting results will be notified by March 22nd.
For those of you who have already applied and are waiting for results, we thank you for your patience.


There’s no other show like the NZ Art Show. Each year thousands of people come to view and purchase. Art lovers, first-time investors, seasoned investors, curious artists et al.

Many artists have been ‘discovered’ and have moved on to pursue full-time careers.  The NZ Art Show is for all New Zealand artists.

If you would like to exhibit in future shows, please email to be added to the artist database: we’ll keep you updated with regular notifications and newsletter.



Image: ‘Skateboard Park or Basketball Court, photograph by Hannah Watkinson




If you have exhibited with the show before, there are some changes that you must acquaint yourself with. We do not give refunds just because you didn’t know about the changes.

  • Please refer to your Artist Handbook for all information and details.
  • Please refer to artist timeline in your Artist Handbook for delivery dates
  • Original prints and photograph: may only come from a limited edition of 15 or less
  • When pricing your artwork, please keep in mind affordability: average sale price at the show is $600

Full information in the Terms and Conditions

Image: ‘Abandoned Shop’ by Lester Blair



Emerging Artists in the NZ Art Show

  • Emergent 2018 is a special exhibition, part of the 2018 NZ Art Show, showcasing around 40 artists who are currently studying art at a recognised New Zealand art school or who are recently graduated.
  • Art students: make that transition from art school to art world
  • Perfect platform from which to kick-start your art career: a gateway which opens up to opportunities from art collectors, galleries and dealers
  • All participating artists go in the draw to win RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award
  • Applications open November 1, 2018

Image: ‘Interior with Pink Wall’, digital inkjet by Harry Culy.