The NZ Art Show, established in 2004, stands as Aotearoa’s premier and beloved art event, held at the TSB Arena in Wellington over King’s Birthday Weekend for more than 20 years.
This renowned and award-winning showcase has been instrumental in shaping New Zealand’s art scene.
The NZ Art Show is a world-class platform that offers new, emerging, and established artists a unique opportunity to connect and engage with prospective buyers, art enthusiasts, and an emerging audience passionate about art. Our focus is to present a dynamic, authentic, state-of-the-art event that mirrors the excellence of our artists. The NZ Art Show remains committed to cultivating a premium, high-profile atmosphere that both encourages sales and fosters a deeper appreciation for art.
A distinctive feature of the NZ Art Show is that every piece showcased is created exclusively for the event, making it a vast exhibition of entirely new works tailored specifically for your enjoyment.
MEET THE ARTISTS
The invited artists, who come from various regions across New Zealand, reflect the rich diversity of our creative landscape. Our team is highly confident in the selected artists’ promising a showcase of excellent art. Embracing accomplished individuals at all stages of their careers, each artist will present exciting new works, contributing to the dynamic and innovative atmosphere of the event. More than 200 artists will be showcasing work at the NZ Art Show with 100 artists on-site.
Thursday 30th May, 9am – 11am
You’ll enjoy VIP treatment. Begin your NZ Art Show journey at the exclusive VIP preview, an intimate and relaxed gathering tailored for discerning art enthusiasts.
Be among the first to explore with the opportunity to purchase.
This event is for our VIPs, Friends and Sponsors.
To attend the VIP Preview, and be the first to visit the show and meet the artists, sign up as a Friend
Thursday 30th May, 6pm – 9pm*
The GALA EVENING is an exclusive event reserved for sponsors, NZ Art Show Friends and exhibiting artists. ARTS ULTIMATE NIGHT OUT!
An unforgettable evening that unites and creates art aficionados in a joyful and inspiring atmosphere.
With live music, fine wine and delectable cocktail fare, this event transforms the art buying experience into a delightful and enjoyable affair.
To attend the Gala Evening sign up as a Friend or email Carla Russell on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss corporate hosting opportunities.
*Gold Sponsors receive exclusive Gala access at 5pm
Friday May 31 to Sunday June 2, 2024
Open daily from 10am
Eftpos and credit card facilities available (no Amex or Diners Club).
Wheelchair, art hold and art wrapping service facilities available.
Door sales are available.
- $15 ADULT
- $10 STUDENT, GOLD CARD and COMMUNITY SERVICE CARD
- CHILDREN FREE (12 YEARS AND UNDER)
Pre-sales are discounted
Three prestigious awards are presented at the NZ Art Show
RT NELSON AWARDS FOR SCULPTURE
The RT Nelson Awards for Sculpture, valued at $20,000, with a premier prize of $15,000. These awards aim to recognize excellence in New Zealand Sculpture. All showcased sculptures are available for purchase, carefully curated to bring joy and artistic sophistication to one’s home.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE ART AWARD SPONSORED BY BRENDAN FOOT SUPERSITE
A panel of art experts meticulously selects 10 outstanding artworks from the show that embody the essence of the NZ Art Show. These chosen pieces are thoughtfully curated in a dedicated area, allowing visitors to the show to cast their votes for their favorite artwork. The artist who garners the most votes will be awarded $3,000 in recognition of their exceptional achievement.
HYUNDAI EMERGING ARTIST AWARDS, SPONSORED BY BFS
Supported by the NZ Visual Arts Trust and the NZ Art Show: Introducing a novel award dedicated to celebrating artistic excellence among high school students. Specially selected high school students will have the opportunity to showcase their talent, with an anticipated curated space featuring approximately 40 artworks from these emerging artists—all available for purchase
WHERE IS IT?
TSB Arena, Queen’s Wharf, Wellington
The TSB Arena is a spacious venue situated on Wellington’s vibrant waterfront conveniently close to the shopping areas and entertainment venues of Lambton Quay, Cuba Street, and Courtney Place.
Paid parking is available below the venue and in the surrounding streets.