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The 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards

19 February - 25 March 2018

The Academy Galleries are pleased to host the 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2017 travelling exhibition of the finalists and winners’ works.  This is the first time the Wallace Art Awards have been shown in Wellington City thanks to the support of the Wellington City Council. The exhibition is on from now until 25 March 2018 as part of the NZ Festival.

Here’s a great opportunity to see artworks of some of New Zealand’s most exciting contemporary artists. Click here for a preview of the winners works.

This exhibition is open daily 10 am - 5 pm at the Academy Galleries, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington.  Entry is free.


The Parkin Drawing Prize 2018

17 July - 19 August 2018

Entries are now open.

Chris Parkin and the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts invite all artists in New Zealand to submit drawings in the 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize.

The award promotes excellence in drawing in all its forms and the winning entrant receives a prize of $20,000. 10 highly commended prizes of $500 each will also be awarded.

The exhibition of finalists will be held at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Queens Wharf, Wellington, when the winner and highly commended prize winners will be announced.

Note: You can only submit your entry online through this form. Artists may submit up to two drawings. Please have the image(s) of your artwork at hand when you complete the form.

To submit an entry, please click here.


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the 26th Annual Wallace Art Awards

19 February - 25 March 2018

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Parkin Drawing Prize

17 July - 19 August 2018




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