We’re buzzing with excitement for 2021!

Have you got your $6 early bird tickets to this year’s show yet?  Hard to believe it’s less than 5 months away now.  The selected artists are busy creating fresh works in preparation for a sensational 2021 exhibition.   

The Richard. T Nelson Awards for Sculpture is one of the most exciting additions to the show this year, and the applications are rolling in which is fantastic to see.  See further below for more details and how to enter.  

SOCIAL MEDIA:  Follow us on Facebook (NZ Art Show) and Instagram (nz_art_show) for more NZ artworks,  updates and  art inspiration from around the globe. 

Or are you an artist or someone who just loves art?  We also have a private Facebook group with over 5k members where NZ artists share their work, get advice, and support each other.   Search ‘NZ Art & Artists’ on Facebook and make sure to answer the required question to be considered for approval.  
Artwork above by Matt Davidson


$20,000 Awards for Sculpture to launch at the NZ Art Show 2021.

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 apply please click the button below and you will be taken to the website to fill out the form.  
If you have any queries please email 

Artwork above by Lisa Call
Artwork above by Yana Meech


Sponsor the NZ Art Show and let us  surprise and delight you and your guests!  As a business you will enjoy:

>  Networking with our extensive audience who are affluent, sophisticated and culturally aware

>  Being entertained and hosted at Wellington’s most successful corporate event, the exciting and popular Gala Evening 

>  Being part of an engaging and robust marketing campaign>  Being associated with creativity, innovation and fun

>  Supporting a thriving art community and contributing to your corporate social responsibility

>  Acknowledging the importance of ART in our lives

Help us spread the joy of owning original NZ art by joining us as a sponsor today.  We have sponsorship packages available to suit all budgets and requirements.

Artwork above by Michael Hawkins
Artwork above by Beth McGill


Friends of the NZ Art Show 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

> Being recognised on our website, show report and in-show signage

Join us and celebrate NZ’s art community!

*Sign up between January 1st and April 30th 2021 and receive a complimentary $20 art voucher to spend at the 2021 NZ Art Show*

Artwork above by Nik Brinkman

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