The NZ Art Show art awards seek to:
- Recognise artistic excellence
- Acknowledge promise, talent and commitment
- Open avenues for artists to move forward and accumulate experience
- Encourage emerging talent
Artists: Apply now for the NZ Art Show 2014
Students: encourage your tutors to view you as candidates. Urge them to nominate you.
Tutors: provide further encouragement by nominating your top art students and encourage them to apply for the NZ Art Show 2014.
The NZ Art Show is proud to offer 2 prestigious awards: The NZAAT Emerging Artist Awards and The Signature Piece Art Award.
The NZAAT Emerging Artist Award 2014
The NZAAT Emerging Artist Award aims to recognise and encourage emerging talent studying visual arts at established art teaching facilities in New Zealand.
Esatblished in 2012 this award is made possible with the generous patronage of Richard T. Nelson, the award’s official sponsor.
- 4 awards of $2,500 each
- Open to students studying visual arts at the diploma or degree level
- Open to all art schools offering a diploma and/or degree in visual arts
- Art schools have the opportunity to nominate up to 3 students
- 4 recipients will be chosen from all the nominations
- Daniel Roberts from the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic
- Patrick Hickley from the College of Creative Arts, Massey University
- Helen Clegg from the Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland.
- Veronika Djoulai from the Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland.
The full story can be found here.
Images of the winners and finalists can be found here.
'This is Not a Chair' by Dan Roberts, one of the 2013 winners.
Signature Piece Art Award 2014
A $5,000 cash prize recognizing an excellent piece of art. 10 finalists are exhibited in the Signature Piece Gallery at the NZ Art Show and the winner is decided by a public vote during the show. Find out more here.
Only artists selected for the NZ Art Show 2014 are elible to apply.
The 2013 winner is 'Entrance' by Ben Timmins. This is the third year in a row he has won. Read more here.
Images of the 10 finalists can be found here.
'Entrance' by Ben Timmins. Winner NZ Art Show Signature Piece Art Award 2013
The NZ Art Show is proud to celebrate the following Signature Award winners from previous years: