The judges have made their decisions in the Environment Huawei New Zealand P9 photo competition. We're pleased to announce the winners and recipients of highly commended prizes. The entries are on display at the Academy Galleries until the close of the exhibition on Sunday 24 July.

Congratulations to the following:-

First Place, Brendon Doran, Red Rocks Aurora ...
Second Place,Hayley May, Fun Guy
Third Place Equal, Tanya Rowe New Forest
Third Place Equal Hugh Davies Brooklyn Storm
Highly Commended Eva Petro Fog over Ohariu Valley
Highly Commended Tara Swan Welcome Home Kakariki
Highly Commended Carol Anderson Wild and Wet Wellington
Highly Commended Joshua Wood Alone under the stars

Youth Award Winner Logan Forsyth The Seagull
Highly Commended – Youth Award Jessica Hall Kapiti
Highly Commended – Youth Award Luke Larking Untitled

and finally the recipient of People’s Choice is Rebecca Stewart Solace of the wind.

Congratulations. Here's Brendan Doran, Hayley May, Logan Forsyth and Rebecca Stewart receiving their prizes from Huawei New Zealand's Andrew Bowater .



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Parkin Drawing Prize 2016

2 - 28 August 2016

The Parkin Prize is valued at $20,000 and is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing.

The Parkin Prize promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making.

Drawing is a fundamental act – thinking and making, seeing and imagining. GREGORY O'BRIEN

The Parkin Prize is a national award and an annual exhibition held at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. Each year the winning entry will be purchased and added to a unique collection of drawings by New Zealand artists.

The Parkin Prize has been established by Chris Parkin, an arts patron and former owner of New Zealand’s only boutique art hotel – Museum Art Hotel in Wellington.

The award is open to anyone who lives permanently in New Zealand or has New Zealand citizenship.

Drawing ‘lives through magic’ claimed New York artist Keith Haring, and The Parkin Prize will seek to capture the spirit of invention, risk and discovery that is fundamental to drawing and making art.  

The competition, in association with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, aims to play an important role in fostering drawing practice. 

“As a dedicated supporter of the arts I believe it is essential to offer a national award of this significance and highlights the depth and skill of drawing practice in New Zealand.  Internationally we are seeing a resurgence of interest in drawing as the basis of all visual art forms. Not only will it empower talented artists with a sense of the importance of their practice, but it will also see the establishment of a unique collection of New Zealand art through the acquisition of the winning drawings,” said Parkin. 

To enter this prestigious competition, please complete the entry form located on the Parkin Drawing Prize website by clicking here.


A Spring in your Step

3 - 25 September 2016

We’re hoping this members exhibition will encourage you to step up your current artistic practice and venture forth into spring with new vigour and ideas.

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Environment : Celebration + Conservation

18 June - 24 July 2016

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Parkin Drawing Prize

30 July - 28 August 2016

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3 - 25 September 2016



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