Bold, contemporary and oh so fresh!

The NZ Art Show is back … over 150 artists carefully curated and selected to represent the best of NZ art.  Today we introduce you to our new look for 2021; our artists are the heroes and we stand proudly behind them.  

A huge thank you to Janelle Rodrigues from Creature for our new campaign – a creative genius who we are so excited to be working with.  Keep an eye out for the campaign as it rolls out across billboards, postcards, digital and more.

Are the show dates in your calendar? Queen’s Birthday Weekend: 4 – 6 June 2021

  • Save 50% on show day tickets when you buy online now – only $6 for a limited time
  • Online ticket sales will be available until May 16th – all tickets purchased will be mailed out to you
  • Door sales will be available (excludes Gala tickets which are only available online until they sell out)
  • Children under 12yrs are free admission
  • Open 10am – 6:30pm daily

Art vouchers are hot off the press!

Art vouchers make fabulous gifts.  Head to our website to purchase them – available in multiples of $20 and $50.  If you’d like a customised amount, please email us at and we’ll be happy to help.   

Vouchers purchased can only be used at the 2021 show. 

Sculpture award entries close END OF THIS MONTH – don’t miss out!  There’s $20,000 in prize money

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

Become a friend and get a $20 art voucher 

If you’d like to be one of the very first people to see and  purchase the artwork, 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!

Artwork (R) by Fiona Sutherland

Sponsor the NZ Art Show and let us  surprise and delight you and your guests!  

The Gala Evening  (Thursday 3 June) 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 (L) by Deb Fuller

Artwork by Nicola Jackson
Artwork by Don Service

We’re thrilled to be working with CREATURE.

Creature is an independent creative agency based in Wellington.  “Strategic thinkers and dedicated makers, we work alongside businesses and brands that want to stand for something.  We have a love for all aspects of art in Aotearoa and continue to support creative events in our home city”

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