Artist Applications for 2018 Show Now Open


Artist applications are now open.

All the information artists need to help prepare for their application is on the website here,  in particular, the Guide for Artists.

Remember, for those of you who have exhibited with the show before, there are a number of updates to the show’s operations that affect artists. Those updates are also in the artist information

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Celebrating NZ’s art schools

We are delighted to announce Emergent 2018, a section of the 2018 NZ Art Show dedicated to art school students.

All art students – current and recent graduates – are encouraged to apply for Emergent 2018. All those selected will be eligible for the RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award

Image: ‘Blue Booty’, photograph by Willough McFarlane

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Don’t Dally – But Don’t Rush Either

Get it right the first time

It’s important that you are familiar with our conditions before you make an application. So please read the Guide for Artists and make sure you have everything you need for your application. And make sure you send us great images: the selection panel is looking out for excellence

Image: ‘Is that Us Cuz’, mixed media by Tony Harrington.


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