We know that we are in a fortunate place in the world, enjoying public events without restriction. But we are often reminded that things can change at any time; so rest assured we will let you know should we need to change our plans.  You can have the confidence in us that we will always look after our community of artists and art lovers.  Art is our hero and the perfect pick-me-up! 

NZ ART SHOW 2021 key dates to remember are:
Gala Evening = Thursday 3rd June 6pm
Show Days = Friday 4th June to Sunday 6th June, 10am – 6:30pm each day

These dates fall on Queen’s Birthday Weekend, and the show is held at Wellington’s TSB Arena

Early Bird show day tickets will be on sale for a limited time only, so make sure you take advantage of the 50% discount while you can!   We have over 150 amazing artists confirmed for this year’s show, so there’s going to be something for everyone. 

Artwork by Susan Edge

Get the VIP treatment by becoming a Friend AND get a $50 art voucher!  
If you’d like to be one of the very first people to see and be able to purchase the artworks, then consider becoming a Friend of the NZ Art Show.  You’ll be invited to a special VIP preview on the Thursday morning (limited to Friends and Sponsors only) and then you can relax and enjoy the Gala Evening that night! 

There’s never been a better time to sign up! 
Become a Friend of the NZ Art Show during February and you’ll also receive a $50 art voucher to spend.

Friends, our very own VIPs, play a vital role in the sustainability and success of the event and the significant platform it offers to NZ artists.  Join the community and support the arts!

Background artwork by Rachel Rush

Artwork by Che Rogers
Artwork by Kirsty Black


The Richard T Nelson Awards for Sculpture will offer one NZ artist a prize of $15,000 and another five will receive $1,000 highly commended prizes.  
These awards are specifically for small sculptures; works easily enjoyed in one’s home.  The brief is simple – works to be no bigger than 100cm x 80cm x 80cm.  
To apply please click the button below.  If you have any queries please email 


Sponsor the NZ Art Show and let us  surprise and delight you and your guests!  The Gala Evening is the perfect way to entertain and impress your clients, and to help us spread the joy of owning original NZ art.    

We have sponsorship packages available to suit all budgets and requirements.  

Show your love of art and join us today! 

Artwork by Bee Doughty Pratt

Artwork by Grant Finch

Artwork by Clare Matthews

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