The Show


New Zealand’s largest sale of affordable art, the NZ Art Show makes it easy for any New Zealander to own original New Zealand art.

  • Hundreds of New Zealand artists
  • Thousands of artworks.
  • All under one roof in a dynamic and inspiring environment.
  • Artwork from emerging artists alongside more established artists.
  • All art for sale
  • You’ll find something original, something Kiwi, something inspiring and something affordable at the NZ Art Show.


  • A fun filled and energetic evening the Gala evening is a great night out.
  • Opportunity to view the artworks before the show opens to the public.
  • Fine wine, delicious food and great live entertainment.
  • Reserved for Sponsors and Friends, but a limited number of tickets available for sale.
  • Tickets have sold out, but if you sign up as a Friend, you can still go to the Gala.


Brendan Foot Supersite Signature Piece Art Award.

  • $3,000 prize for best artwork in the show as judged by the public. 2016 winner is Bruce Mortimer.

RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award.

  • 4 x awards of $2,500 awarded to artists studying at a NZ art school.
  • 2016 recipients: Tyler Jackson, Tessa Ma’auga, Harry Culy and Donna Marie Patterson.

More information here.


2017 DATES

PREVIEW – Thursday June 1, 12.30pm – 2pm Exclusive access to the show  for Friends of the 2017 NZ Art Show: browse the art and make your purchases at your leisure. Then return later in the day for the Gala party.

GALA EVENING – Thursday June 1,  6.30pm – 9.30pm. Tickets always sell out, but if you sign up as a Friend you’ll get guaranteed entry into the Gala.

Fee: $100

SHOW DAYS – June 2 – 5
Doors sales available
Friday and Saturday: 10am – 7.30pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Monday: 10am – 4pm

Admission Fees
Adult: $10
Concession (Student with ID, Gold Card, Community Services Card): $7
Children 12 years and younger: Free

Earlybird gets the worm: Purchase show-day tickets online here for only $5 each. For a limited time only