Artist Timeline





Oct 2018 16 Tuesday Artist applications open – $30 application fee
Feb 28 Thursday Artist applications close
March 8 Mon All artists notified re. selection, invoices sent out to SAWs and SOLOs, and submission process for selected artists open
May 13 Monday Submissions close
May 24 Friday Return courier tickets for unsold SOLO and RT Nelson Awards artworks due. Send to NZ Art Show, PO Box 14817, Wellington 6241. Full details will be given to selected artists only.
May 27 Monday
  • Courier delivery of art to TSB Arena  10am – 4pm
  • Hand delivery of  SOLO and RT Nelson Awards art to TSB Arena Foyer 10am – 4pm
May 28 Tuesday Heavy SOLO and RT Nelson Awards sculpture artists pack in and set up 11am – 1pm. Artists must book time with NZ Art Show management.
May 28 & 29 Tues & Wed 7pm – Hand delivery of SAW artwork and SAW pack in and set up. Out of venue by 10pm
May 30 Thursday
  • People’s Choice Art Award finalists announced
  • RT Nelson Awards recipients announced
May 30 Thursday NZ Art Show 2018 – Gala Evening 6.00pm

  • SAW artists and their paid assistant gain entry with their official passes
  • Other artists who wish to attend must purchase Gala tickets.
May 31—June3 Fri – Mon NZ Art Show 2018 – Show days from 10am daily

  • Fri to Sun 10am – 6.30pm
  • Mon 10am – 4pm
June 3 Monday
  • SAW and Heavy Sculpture pack down 4pm – 7pm
  • SOLO and RT Nelson Awards artists may collect unsold artwork from venue at 6pm8pm 
June 6—28 Courier return of unsold SOLO artworks
June 17—22 Mon—Sat Hand collection of unsold SOLO and RT Nelson Awards artworks from #105 Lyall Parade, Lyall Bay, Wellington 10am – 4pm
August 20    Saturday Payments to artists for sold artworks