The Show


New Zealand’s largest sale of affordable New Zealand art.

Be sure to put the dates for the 2019 show in your diary now.

Queen’s Birthday Weekend, May 31 to June 3, 2019

Tickets for the 2019 show are on sale now.

Early-bird special: show day tickets are half price

  • Hundreds of New Zealand artists
  • Thousands of artworks.
  • All under one roof in a dynamic and inspiring environment.
  • Artwork from emerging artists alongside more established artists.
  • All art for sale


The NZ Art Show is based on a simple formula: provide a single platform where people can buy quality, original
New Zealand art at affordable prices. Each year more than 10,000 people enjoy the show. The gala evening
continues to sell out offering a wonderful festive atmosphere with gorgeous wine and craft beer, great service,
upbeat music and tasty food – and of course – art for sale!

Visitors to the NZ Art Show enjoy a warm and inclusive atmosphere and at the same time experience a professionally
operated art event.

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  • Wellington’s art party of the year is an event not to be missed and is a highlight on Wellington’s social calendar.
  • The gala evening is always a night to remember with energy levels at an all-time high.
  • The event provides the perfect environment for the business community and art lovers to come together with artists in a joyous and social occasion – it culminates in an evening full of conversation, networking and art buying!
  • Delicious food, outstanding wine and upbeat live music means a fun evening for all.
  • Reserved primarily for Friends and Partners of the show: to ensure that you don’t miss out on this memorable evening become a Friend now or contact us to discuss partnership opportunities.



The People’s Choice Art Award sponsored by Brendan Foot Supersite

  • $3,000 prize for best artwork in the show as judged by the public.
  • Sponsored by Brendan Foot Supersite
  • 2018 winner is ‘Some More than Others” by Don Service. Read more about his win here.

RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award.

  • 4 x awards of $2,500 awarded to artists studying at an NZ art school, or recently graduated
  • 2018 recipients: Michael Mahne Lamb, Niki Hill, Bonco and Amy Donnell

Signature Promotions Art Award

  • 2 awards for onsite artists
  • Sponsored by branding agency Signature Promotions
  • 2018 recipients: Dean Proudfoot and Rika Nagahata who receive $1,000 and $500 respectively

Image: Four of the ten finalists for the 2019 People’s Choice Art Award sponsored by Brendan Foot Supersite. From left to right: ‘Untitled’, by Michael Mahne Lamb, ‘Some More than Others’ by Don Service (winner), ‘Un Cuadro’ by Adam James and ‘Moon’ by Suhee kang.