NZ Sculptors Wanted: Nominations for 2024 R.T Nelson Awards for Sculpture Open

These prestigious awards are a unique opportunity for Aotearoa’s finest sculptors, and they celebrate the diversity of small-scale works.

We are inviting nominations of New Zealand sculptors

  • Artists are nominated for this award: either by the artist themselves, their dealer, an arts organisation or any individual
  • Nomination forms are on the R.T Nelson Awards for Sculpture website
  • Nominations close November 30
  • There is a weight and size limit: all information is on our website
  • Finalists’ artworks will be exhibited and for sale at the 2024 NZ Art Show, TSB Arena, Wellington, May 30 – June 2

The awards are valued at $25,000

The judging panel will award the following:

  • Premier Award: 1 x $15,000
  • Highly Commended Awards: 2 x $1,000
  • Finalists awards: $250 each

In addition, there will be a People’s Choice Award of $2,000 voted for by attendees.

This is wonderful opportunity not to be missed, so, nominate your favourite NZ sculptors now.

”Broken Bonds’, harakeke by Birgit Moffatt – finalist 2022

The prestigious R.T Nelson Awards for Sculpture recognise excellence in New Zealand sculpture and seek to foster a market for small scale sculpture, so collectors can enjoy them at home.

‘Wall Sculpture No.5’, bone sculpture by Sam Kelly, Premier Awards Winner 2021

Lower Hutt artist won the 2023 Premier Award with her ceramic and mixed media work ‘Workshop #1’
‘Lucy in the Sky’, bronze by Jonathan Campbell, winner of Highly Commended Award 2023

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