Thank you art lovers – we made it through 2020!

WE MADE IT! I think we can all agree that 2020 is a year that challenged many of us but we remain optimistic about the future, and our ability to continue supporting NZ artists.  

The NZ Art Show is the first port of call for thousands of New Zealand’s emerging artists, and 2020 was no exception as 100’s of artworks were sold online.  Our platform continues to be an important part of many artists journeys and we are extremely excited about the return of the physical NZ Art Show in 2021.

Artwork (R) by Sarah Godfrey

From our team –  thank you for your support this year, have a safe and happy holidays, and we look forward to bringing you a spectacular exhibition over Queen’s Birthday weekend next year.  

Artwork below by Catherine Cattanach


A new and significant sculpture award will be revealed at the NZ Art Show 2021, where one NZ artist will be awarded $15,000 and another five will receive $1,000 highly commended prizes.  The Richard T Nelson Awards for Sculpture 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 register your interest email us at 
A dedicated website will be launched very soon.  

BECOME A FRIEND of the NZ Art Show and let us roll out the red carpet for you.

Friends play a vital role in the sustainability and success of the event. As a friend you will enjoy:

  • > Exclusive VIP preview of the show (you can buy first too)
  • > Tickets to the Gala Evening – the art party of the year
  • > Tickets to the NZ Art Show
  • > Association with a successful and reputable organisation
  • > Supporting NZ artists


Artwork (R) by Emily Harris

PARTNER WITH US AS A SPONSOR and let us surprise you and your guests! As a business you will enjoy:

  • > Networking with our extensive audience
  • > Being entertained and hosted at Wellington’s most successful corporate event, the Gala Evening
  • > Being part of an engaging and robust marketing campaign
  • > Being associated with a creative and fun experience
  • > Supporting your art community
  • And more!


Artwork (L) by Tetyana Khytko

Only a few weeks left of the  
NZ Art Show Online!

 The online exhibition will run until December 31st.  What a pleasure it has been to host a selection of such talent in all one place.  Many of the works for sale would make wonderful Christmas presents so make sure you check it out before it’s too late! 

Thanks to all those who have supported the artists by purchasing their works.


Artwork (R) by John Goodey

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