Only One Month to Go

Ticket sales and artist applications open early November 2017
That’s only one month away


‘Candy Floss’, mixed media painting by Auckland artist Rachel Rush[/one_half][one_half_last]

Save these dates for your art weekend in Wellington

Queens Birthday Weekend 2018
Thursday 31st May – Gala Evening
Friday 1st – Monday 4th – Show days

Stay tuned for more information about what’s new in the 2018 show




As well as some your favourite artists, we have some new artists in the online gallery, so visit the NZ Art Show online gallery now and see the latest additions and firm favourites.

The NZ Art Show Online Gallery is a great place to view and purchase original New Zealand art by hundreds of New Zealand artists

Connect with the artists and purchase directly from them

Image above: ‘Yellow Reflections’, oil painting by Kapiti artist Ronda Thompson

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This month we profile four online gallery artists: newcomers, Kathy Ready and Sheree Willman, and Ronda Thompson and Sarah Godfrey.


Kathy Ready
Oil paintings, abstract

Auckland based artist Kathy Ready completed her B.A. (Fine Arts) with Honours in Perth, Australia before relocating to Europe to focus on developing her own unique abstract style.

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 Sheree Willman
Acrylic paintings, geometric abstraction

Sheree is based in Wellington and her geometric works are strongly influenced by her Maori heritage. Traditional tukutuku and taniko patterns are inspiration for her latest body of works: each artwork conveys different meanings, mythology and experiences.

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Sarah Godfrey
Acrylic Paintings, landscapes

Sarah is based in Hokitika and her latest body of work is inspired by the majesty of the Mount Cook and the Doubtful and Milford Sounds. The stark moodiness of those locations is evident in her dramatic and atmospheric landscapes.

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Ronda Thompson
Oil paintings, cityscapes

Wellington-based artist Ronda Thompson shares her love of Wellington’s waterfront through her paintings. Picturesque street settings are brought to life in her richly textured cityscapes.

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Friends and sponsors share our passion for the arts and their support helps enable us to present an outstanding show for everyone to enjoy.

Partnering with the NZ Art Show is a great way to show your support for New Zealand art and culture. It’s also an effective way to thank your valuable clients: treat them to the best Art Party in town.

  • Align your brand with one of Wellington’s favourite events
  • Host your guests to the art party of the year at the ever-popular NZ Art Show Gala evening, Thursday 31 May
  • Enjoy the promotional benefits from the show’s robust marketing campaign
  • Be associated with a reputable company that has proven itself as a leading New Zealand arts organisation in NZ
  • Help us celebrate New Zealand identity and culture through fine art
  • Play a direct role in introducing original art to everyone
  • Share your appreciation of art

We are committed to giving you real value for your investment

If you would like to explore partnership opportunities with the 2018 show, please get in touch with us today.

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Image:  ‘Niho Taniwha’, acrylic painting by Sheree Willman[/one_half][one_half_last]For artists, the NZ Art Show online gallery is a great place to get your art seen by art lovers outside of the show.
We currently have a great special: $60 for a year subscription (or $5 per month) – available until the end of this year, before the fee goes back up to $120 per year (or $10 per month). This is a great deal you should take advantage of now.

Click on the link below and email us your info: Name, region you live in and 3 images

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Trustees: Graeme Reeves (Chair), Frances Russell, Neil Paviour-Smith, Anne Stephenson, Richard Nelson and Fraser Carson

Wild Ideas Management: Carla Russell (Executive Director), Midge Murray and Bryony Lane

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