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APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022 RICHARD T. NELSON AWARDS FOR SCULPTURE NOW OPEN

A unique opportunity for Aotearoa’s finest sculptors

Now we know that in uncertain times like this, time seems to stand still  – but for artists, creativity doesn’t stop, right? So we’re forging ahead, planning the 2022 Richard T Nelson Awards for Sculpture.

The Richard T Nelson Awards for Sculpture recognise excellence in small-scale sculpture and provide rare opportunities for New Zealand sculptors.

The awards are valued at a total of $20,000 with a premier prize of $15,000, and five highly commended prizes of $1,000 each.

The 2021 finalists exhibited at the 2021 NZ Art Show, a highlight of the show, demonstrating a diverse range of creative talent and outstanding craftmanship.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN AND ARE DUE TO CLOSE NOVEMBER 30. GET YOUR APPLICATION IN EARLY.

Please refer to the diagrams further below to help you prepare your application.

Wall Sculpture No. 5, by Taranaki artist Sam Kelly. Winner of the $15,000 Premier Prize 2021

WE HAVE UPDATED OUR FEES

Application Fees
Due to your feedback, we have reduced the application fee.

  1. $30 per artwork you wish to submit
  2. Limit of two artworks

Application fees are non-refundable.

Exhibition Fees
We are introducing fees for all finalists who exhibit in the awards exhibition. Exhibition fees are non-refundable.

  1. $80 if you are selected to exhibit one artwork
  2. $120 if you are selected to exhibit two artworks

Five Highly Commended award recipients 2021.

The following artists each received $1,000

Macro-laminae by Chris Booth
Coupled by Stuart MacPherson
Still by Jacqueline Morren
Bronzerrotype by Jonathan Campbell
Strata I by Yvonne Guillot

Richard T. Nelson is an avid art collector and appreciator. Originally from the USA, Richard has called Wellington, NZ home for past 25 years

Richard appreciates the elegance and grace of sculpture, and wishes to reward technique and true craftsmanship through this award.

Diagrams: guides to help you prepare your application

You’ll also find these guides on our website here

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

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