Announcing the full list of artists in this year’s show

We are proud as punch to publish the full list of the 2021 artists  to our website – what a line up!  
Do you have a favourite?  Or are you coming to find a new talent?  Click the link below to be taken to the list.   Congratulations to all of the chosen artists, we can’t wait to show your work off. 

Don’t forget to buy your $6 early bird tickets online before May 16th, otherwise you’ll need to wait and buy your ticket at the door.   It’s going to be a show not to be missed!

Clare McGuinness
Liz Turnbull
Karen Reid
Michelle Retimana

Richard T Nelson Awards for Sculpture:  Finalists Announced for Prestigious $20,000 Awards

60 New Zealand sculptors have been selected as finalists for the inaugural Richard T Nelson Awards for Sculpture.  
84 sculptures will be exhibited as part of the NZ Art Show 2021, where they will be vying for a top prize of $15,000 and five highly commended prizes of $1,000.  The five winners will be announced on June 3rd at the show’s VIP preview. 

Sculptures below by two finalists (L) Tim Larkin and (R) Ramon Robertson


Mandy Rodger is an abstract painter, from Auckland.  Her practice explores totality and the idea that nothing stands by itself.   Each painting is an improvisation, a response to the forms and marks on the canvas.  They are a recognition that while we can look back, we can only move forward. As the making of a painting progresses, each gestural mark and colour is invariably altered by its intrinsic relationship to those that come both before and after.  There is a sense of impermanence and change.

Make sure you come check out Mandy’s stunning wall at the show! 

It’s great to be working with FORSYTH BARR.

Forsyth Barr have supported the NZ Art Show since 2019 and are looking forward to this year’s event.  

A vibrant and sustainable arts community is fundamental to our well-being as New Zealanders. Our involvement with the art show enables us to show our support for creative New Zealand  – 
Gordon Noble-Campbell, Director, Wealth Management. 

Forsyth Barr offers a world-class team of financial advisers right here in New Zealand, delivering innovative financial services and investment opportunities, supported by award-winning local and global research.

Click here to visit their website. 

Anne Baldock
Robyn Smith

ART SHOW VOUCHERS – the perfect gift!

A perfect gift for the person who has everything.  Head to our website to purchase them – available in multiples of $20 and $50.  If you’d like a customised amount, please email us at and we’ll be happy to help.   

Vouchers purchased can only be used at the 2021 show. 

The NZ Art Show wishes to thank the following for their support: