Awards

The NZ Art Show is proud to offer two art awards totalling $13,000

The NZ Art Show art awards seek to:

  • Recognise artistic excellence
  • Acknowledge promise, talent and commitment
  • Open avenues for artists to move forward and accumulate experience
  • Encourage emerging talent

 

Brendan Foot Supersite Signature Piece Art Award

A $3,000 cash prize for the best artwork as voted by the public
  • All artists selected for the NZ Art Show 2018 are eligible.
  • All artworks submitted to the show are considered by judges
  • 10 finalists are selected and exhibited in the Brendan Foot Supersite Signature Piece Gallery at the NZ Art Show 2107
  • The winner is decided by a public vote during the show
  • For your chance to win, you must apply for the 2018 NZ Art Show

 

The 2018 winner was ‘Less is Less 05’, photograph light-box (pictured right) by Gisborne-based artist roOm.

 

 

 

The NZ Art Show celebrates the following Signature Award winners from previous years

 

 

 

 

The RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award

4 x awards of $2,500 each

The RT Nelson Emerging Artist Awards aims to recognise and encourage emerging talent studying visual arts at established art teaching facilities in New Zealand.

Established in 2012, this award is made possible through the generous patronage of Richard T. Nelson, the award’s official sponsor.

Artwork
Artwork display by Donna Marie Patterson, one of the recipients of the 2016 RT Nelson Emerging Artist Awards.
  • All artists participating in Emergent 2018 are eligible for this award
  • A judging panel will assess all the artworks prior to the show’s opening
  • The four recipients will be announced at the Gala Evening May 31, 2018
  • To enter into this competition you must apply for and get accepted into the Emergent 2018

 

 

 

Previous recipients:

2016 Recipients

  • Tyler Jackson – Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University, Wellington
  • Tessa Ma’auga -Toioho ki Apiti – Maori Visual Arts, Massey University, Palmerston North.
  • Donna Marie Patterson: - University of Canterbury, Ilam School of Art
  • Harry Culy – Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University, Wellington

 

2015 RecipientsAnna-Belle Graham – Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

  • Hannah Watkinson - Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
  • Sam Clague - Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
  • Mish O’Neill from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland

 

2014

  • Cobi Taylor from the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic – Dunedin
  • Willough MacFarlane from the College of Creative Arts, Massey University – Wellington
  • Alice King from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland.
  • Alvin Xiong from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland.

 

2013

  • Daniel Roberts from the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic
  • Patrick Hickley from the College of Creative Arts, Massey University
  • Helen Clegg from the Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland.
  • Veronika Djoulai from the Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland.

 

2012

Kiri Mitchell from the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic