Three prestigious awards are presented at the NZ Art Show

Since the show’s inception, the NZ Art Show is proud to have presented more than $200,000 to New Zealand artists. This has been made possible with the generosity and support of arts philanthropists who are passionate about keeping the arts alive in Aotearoa.

All the finalists will be showcased in their respective dedicated exhibition space at the show and all the artworks will be available to purchase.

Sponsored by Richard T Nelson, these awards recognise excellence in New Zealand sculpture and seek to foster a market for small scale sculpture. Valued at $25,000, with a premier prize of $15,000, two Highly Commended awards of $1,000 each and a People’s Choice prize of $2,000. 30 artists have been selected as finalists, demonstrating a wealth of creative talent.
Read all about the awards here.

Sponsored by Lower Hutt motor vehicle dealership Brendan Foot Supersite and valued at $3,000.
A panel of art experts selects 10 outstanding artworks from the show that embody the essence of the NZ Art Show. The pieces are curated in a dedicated area, and visitors cast their votes for their favorite artwork: the artwork with the most votes is awarded the prize. Voting closes at 4pm on Sunday 2 June.

Sponsored by Hyundai NZ, Brendan Foot Supersite and NZ Art Show, these awards are dedicated to celebrating artistic excellence among high school students. Specially selected high school students will have the opportunity to showcase their talent, with an anticipated curated space featuring approximately 40 artworks from these emerging artists—all available for purchase

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