What to expect at the art show of the year

What a truly exciting exhibition we have lined up – it’s going to be bursting with beautiful artworks.  Online ticket sales are now closed, so buy your ticket at the venue when you come along.  Masks will be encouraged at the show, but not mandatory.  

All the art will be replenished as it is sold, so purchases are taken home with the buyer at the time of sale, allowing the artists to showcase all of their works across the weekend.  Most of the artists will be on-site so you can meet them, have a chat, and form a connection! 

Those who are coming to the sold-out VIP Preview and Gala Evening can look forward to good food, wine, beer and music – and of course all of the ART.  Keep on reading for the line-up…

Artwork by Tim Christie

VIP PREVIEW     9am – 11.30am             For Friends and invited guests – SOLD OUT

  • All art for sale | Meet the artists | Sparkling wine and art
  • Announcement of the winners of the RT Nelson Awards for Sculpture  (10am in the show’s sculpture gallery)            

GALA EVENING  5pm – 9pm        For Friends, Sponsors and their guests only – SOLD OUT

  • Wine from Luna Estate – we are thrilled to be aligned with a family-owned vineyard located in Martinborough … sustainably farmed and gently handcrafted. Art in a glass!
  • Beer from Shining Peak Brewing
  • Catering and hospitality service from SSC hospitality Experiences
  • Music by the Yeabsley Bros featuring Lisa Tomlins
  • The company of our art loving community

SHOW DAYS      10am – 6:30pm daily

  • Make sure you vote for your favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award, sponsored By Brendan Foot Supersite, by using the red token you’ll be given at the door 
  • There will be a cafe on-site so you can grab a coffee or snack when you arrive too
  • Kids 12yrs and under are free entry

We hope you find a beautiful piece of NZ artwork to take home!   

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