Update (26th March): After serious consideration, the 2020 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award has been postponed due to the rapidly changing environment we are facing as a result of COVID-19. Although this is disappointing in some respects, postponing the national event means that everyone will have more time, no one will be impacted by the closure of all non-essential businesses (art supply stores, picture framers etc) and most importantly, the event itself will be safe for all to attend.
We have consulted with all key stakeholders and are pleased to announce that the new dates for the 2020 NZPPA have been updated below.
Entries are already open and will remain open
*Those who have already entered the award (for applications received before 26 March only), you can either leave your entry as it is, or withdraw your entry and re-enter before the closing date. If you choose to withdraw your entry, credit will be held for your following entry, no refunds will be given.
We are very pleased to be able to continue with the 2020 NZPPA and want to thank all artists and stakeholders for bearing with us during these challenging times.
Since 2002, WSA has organised the NZPPA to promote New Zealand art and to support NZ artists in the fields of painting and printmaking.
In 2020 we are partnered with Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology), who will provide the exhibition space: The Atrium at their Hamilton campus.
Convenor for the 2020 NZ Painting and Printmaking Award is Laree Payne (Director of Weasel Gallery, Hamilton).
Please read the criteria carefully.