Ticket Sales for 2018 NZ Art Show Now Open

Get your Early Bird Tickets Now

Reserve Queen’s Birthday Weekend for your ‘Art in Wellington’ weekend. Mark these dates in your planner now:

Thurs May 31 – Gala Evening – always a sold out event
Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 4 – 10am – 6.00pm
Monday June 4 – 10am – 4.00pm

Get your early bird tickets now from Ticketmaster – only $6.50 each.*
Go to for full details.

*Our ticketing agent Ticketmaster will apply booking fees and charges – please read their fine print for full details when purchasing tickets.

Image above: ‘Balance of Power, digital print on canvas by Liam O’Keeffe

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Come spend the weekend with us

Now you can spend the whole weekend revelling in the art with our Weekend Pass. Only $20* to see the show Friday, Saturday Sunday AND Monday. Incredible value!

*Only one pass per person. Ticketmaster will apply booking fees and charges to this price. Please read their fine print for full details when purchasing tickets.

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Gala Evening: Art party of the year

Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • A fun-filled and energetic event, the Gala evening is a great night out.
  • Opportunity to view the artworks before the show opens to the public.
  • Fine wine, delicious food and great live entertainment.
  • Reserved for Sponsors and Friends, but a limited number of tickets available for sale.

Image: ‘Pool Perspective’, digital photograph by Richard Thurston


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Celebrating NZ’s  Art Schools

We are delighted to announce Emergent 2018, a section of the 2018 NZ Art Show dedicated to art school students.

All art students – current and recent graduates – are encouraged to apply for Emergent 2018. All those selected will be eligible for the RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award.

Image: ‘Blue Booty’, photograph by Willough McFarlane


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Become a Friend and get a free art voucher

Support New Zealand art

Sign up as a Friend of the 2018 NZ Art Show and receive a free art voucher to the value of $50 – to be used with art purchases at next year’s show.
In addition, you’ll receive:

  • Invitation to the VIP launch in 2018
  • Exclusive preview of the show. be among the first to see the 2018 show
  • VIP access to the Gala Evening
  • Complimentary show day tickets

Image: ”Virgil’, photography by roOm.


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Artist Applications Now Open – Apply Now

Applications opened November 1 and they have been coming in at a great pace. Remember, if you don’t want to miss out, then don’t be late.

All information for artists, to help prepare your application, is on our website. The Guide for Artists, especially, will tell you everything you need to know

Image: ”Untitled’, acrylic painting by Stephanie Crisp


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