Judges announced for prestigious
Parkin Drawing Award
The judging panel consisting of recognised art practitioners, arts commentators and academics have been selected for the Parkin Drawing Prize for 2014.
The award, attracting a major prize of $20,000, was launched by Chris Parkin, arts patron and owner of Museum Art Hotel in Wellington last year. This year, for the first time, five highly commended prizes worth $500.00 each will also be awarded. Entries for the 2014 competition are now open to anyone who lives permanently in New Zealand or has New Zealand citizenship.
An advisory panel, consisting of Associate Professor and Head of the School of Fine Arts at Massey University, Heather Galbraith, Senior Lecturer in Painting at the University of Canterbury Roger Boyce and Senior Lecturer at the School of Fine Arts at Massey University Simon Morris will select the finalists for the exhibition at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts (26 July to 25 August 2014).
The winning submission will be selected and announced by Judge, poet, essayist, art-writer, book-illustrator and artist Gregory O’Brien, on 25 July 2014 at the opening of the Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition.
“We were thrilled with the incredible wide range of drawings submitted for the inaugural competition and eagerly anticipate the innovative, creative entries in this year’s award. The Parkin Drawing Prize expresses a commitment to the art of drawing, highlighting its essential importance to the practice so it is imperative we have an advisory panel and judge who are respected and recognised nationally for their expertise,” said Chris Parkin.
The competition, in association with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, will promote excellence and innovation in drawing in all its forms (processes, materials and ideas) and aims to play an important role in fostering New Zealand drawing practice. It is also marks the establishment of a unique collection of New Zealand art through the acquisition of the winning drawings.
Visit http://parkinprize.org.nz/ for more information on how to enter.
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