Awards

The NZ Art Show is proud to offer three art awards totalling $14,500

  1. The People’s Choice Award sponsored by Brendan Foot Supersite
  2. RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award
  3. Signature Promotions Award

 

The NZ Art Show art awards seek to:

  • Recognise artistic excellence
  • Acknowledge promise, talent and commitment
  • Open avenues for artists to move forward and accumulate experience
  • Encourage emerging talent

 

The People’s Choice Award – sponsored by Brendan Foot Supersite

A $3,000 cash prize for the best artwork as voted by the public
  • All artists selected for the NZ Art Show 2019 are eligible for this award
  • All artworks submitted to the show are considered by judges
  • 10 finalists are selected and exhibited in the People’s Choice Award Gallery at the 2019 NZ Art Show
  • All artworks will be for sale
  • The winner is decided by a public vote during the show. The winner will be notified after the show is over and the votes are counted
  • For your chance to enter this award, you must apply for the 2019 NZ Art Show

 

The 2018 winner was ‘Some More Than Others’,  (pictured right) by Christchurch artist Don Service

 

 

 

The NZ Art Show celebrates the following People’s Choice Award winners from previous years

 

 

 

 

The RT Nelson Emerging Artist Awards sponsored by Richard T Nelson

4 x awards of $2,500 each

The RT Nelson Emerging Artist Awards aim to recognise and encourage emerging talent studying visual arts at, or recently graduated from, established art teaching facilities in New Zealand.

Established in 2012, this award is made possible through the generous patronage of Richard T. Nelson, the award’s official sponsor.

  • Open to all artists studying for a degree or diploma in art at a New Zealand art school or recently graduated in the last two years
  • A judging panel will assess all the artworks and select the recipients prior to the show’s opening
  • The four recipients will be announced at the Gala Evening May 30, 2019: they will be exhibited in a designated gallery at the 2019 NZ Art Show
  • To enter this competition, artists must apply via the online application form on the NZ Art Show website: applications open 1 November 2018

 

 

Previous recipients:

2018 Recipients

  • Michael Mahne Lamb – Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University, Wellington
  • Amy Donnell – Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland University
  • Bonco – Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland University.
  • Niki Hill – Elam School of Fine Art, Auckland University.

 

2016 Recipients

  • Tyler Jackson – Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University, Wellington
  • Tessa Ma’auga -Toioho ki Apiti – Maori Visual Arts, Massey University, Palmerston North
  • Donna Marie Patterson: - University of Canterbury, Ilam School of Art, Christchurch
  • Harry Culy – Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University, Wellington

 

2015 Recipients

  • Anna-Belle Graham – Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
  • Hannah Watkinson - Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
  • Sam Clague - Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
  • Mish O’Neill from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland

 

2014

  • Cobi Taylor from the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic – Dunedin
  • Willough MacFarlane from the College of Creative Arts, Massey University – Wellington
  • Alice King from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University
  • Alvin Xiong from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University

 

2013

  • Daniel Roberts from the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic
  • Patrick Hickley from the College of Creative Arts, Massey University
  • Helen Clegg from the Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland
  • Veronika Djoulai from the Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland

 

2012

  • Kiri Mitchell from the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic
  • Toby Raine from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University

 

The Signature Promotions Art Award sponsored by Signature Promotions

2 awards – $1,000 and $500
  • All participating Single Artist Wall artists are automatically eligible for this award
  • 2018 recipients: Dean Proudfoot and Rika Nagahata who received $1,000 and $500 respectively