Exhibition Categories


If you are practising full-time and have a large body of work, if you only have a few works on the go at any one time, or if you are studying at art school, we’ve got the right category for you.


1. Single Artist Wall (SAW)

2. Solo Panel (SOLO)

3. RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award


1. Single Artist Wall – SAW

  • Artist is required at the show
  • Unlimited number of artworks (within reason)

In a nutshell: As a Single Artist Wall artist you manage your own allocated space at the NZ Art Show: it offers a wonderful opportunity for you to meet and promote your work to an enthusiastic audience and increase your database. You are required to be on-site for the duration of the show. You must hang and curate your space. Your artist pass will give you access to the gala evening, show days and storage space area. During show days you can arrive at the show half an hour before opening and depart half an hour after closing.


Exhibition fee:

  • 3 panels measuring 6 (w)x 2.3 (h) in total – $850 (minimum)
  • 4 panels measuring 8 (w)x 2.3 (h) in total–$1,100 (maximum)
  • Plinth for promotional material (optional) – $60
    • you may supply your own but this must be approved by NZ Art Show.
  • If you require plinths to exhibit your art, please contact artists@artshow.co.nz for discussion

Size limit:

Artworks must fit within your allocated wall space


Support person:

  • An assistant pass is available to you for a discounted rate of $100 – this allows you to bring someone with you to enjoy the gala evening and show days – and also to assist you when required at the show. (No charge for helpers at set-up and pack down)


SAW and SOLO artists, please note

  • Panels measure 1.2m(w) by 2.3m (h)
  • Plinths measure approx. 1m (h) x 60cm x 60xm top
  • All artists will be invoiced once selection is confirmed
  • NZ Art Show retains 25% commission from sales

2. Solo Panel  – SOLO

  • Artist is not required at the show
  • Up to six artworks in total

In a nutshell: As a Solo Panel artist, you will be allocated a space that will display your name and artwork. Your presence is not required at the show. You may submit up to 6 artworks. The NZ Art Show will manage your space and your art. Artworks that do not fit in your space in the initial hang will be stored. Once an artwork sells, NZ Art Show staff will replace it with work from your storage area. You may visit the show on any one day with a complimentary ticket.


Exhibition fee – wall space:

  • 1 panel measuring 1.2m (w) by 2.3m (h) in total –$150 (minimum)
  • 2 panels measuring 2.4 (w)x 2.3 (h) in total–$300 (maximum)

Size limit:

  • 1 x panel: no more than 80cm x 80cm per piece
  • 2 panels: no more than 150cm x 150cm


Exhibition fee – 3D works:

  • Plinths = $60 each
  • Minimum number of plinths: 2 = $120
  • Maximum number of plinths: 4 = $240
  • Large free-standing works: $50 per piece. If you are selected, we will request the number of artworks you intend to submit and you will be invoiced accordingly.

Size limit: 

  • 3D on plinths: no more than 40 x 40 x 40 cm per item
  • Large free-standing sculpture: no real size limit but each item must be able to fit inside the venue without the aid of heavy machinery, must be stable and must adhere to all health and safety standards so as not to cause damage or injuries to any persons or property on the premises. The artist must deliver and collect these works, whether sold or not. And, if sold, the artist is also responsible for delivering these works to the buyer.



  • Four Awards of $2,500
  • If you would also like to apply as an exhibitor in the show as either a SAW or SOLO – please contact artists@artshow.co.nz

In a nutshell: The RT Nelson Emerging Artist Awards aims 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.

  • All applicants are subject to a selection process
  • You are not required at the show
  • You are permitted to exhibit up to 3 artworks – these artworks will be put in front of the judges
  • There is no exhibition fee but 25% commission applies on artwork sold
  • Artworks will be judged prior to the show opening to the public.
  • The four recipients will be notified prior to the show opening to the public. Recipients will be exhibited in a designated gallery at the show