This year’s Parkin Drawing Prize is open and will remain so despite the COVID 19 lock down. There is no human contact during the entry or selection of finalists phases. The competition will proceed with finalists being selected in line with our original timeline.
Selection of the winner and merit recipients may be able to proceed if we’re not in lockdown in late July. This is irrespective of whether there are restrictions on the Academy Galleries being able to show an exhibition to the public.
We will regularly review the situation based on Government and Ministry of Health advice and will know more in four weeks when the current Alert Level 4 period ends. If opening non-essential businesses such as art galleries is delayed beyond the end of July we can consider rescheduling the exhibition.
No scenario affects the entries, their close off date, or the selection of finalists.
We encourage you to get creative during your isolation, create great art, and to enter please click here.
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Michael Dell from Nelson has won the 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize and a $20,000 cash prize – sponsored by Chris Parkin, arts patron and philanthropist.
Michael’s work ‘Every Valley’ measuring 1.9 metres by 1.4 metres, a charcoal drawing
This year’s shortlist for the prestigious Parkin Drawing Prize has been announced. This year nearly 400 artists submitted nearly 500 works for consideration. A shortlist of 79 has been chosen after careful consideration by the selection panel. Congratulations to those who entered and to those who have been selected.
The shortlist can be viewed at www.parkinprize.nz
To read the media release about this year’s shortlist and finalists click here.
The winner of the $20000 prize will be announced at a gala event on 5 August by this year’s judge John Gow, along with ten merit recipients who receive $500 each. This will be followed by a month long exhibition season when all the finalists, merit award recipients and the overall winner’s works will be showcased at the Academy Galleries.
Entries for the 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize are now invited. Artists are now encouraged to prepare for this year’s prestigious competition, which attracts a major cash prize of $20,000 and national recognition.
Founded by arts patron, businessman and philanthropist Chris Parkin, the national drawing prize is now into its seventh year and has grown into a well recognised and not to be missed competition. From approximately 500 entries, a portfolio of around 80 works are chosen by a judging panel for the annual exhibition. In addition to the premier prize, another 10 highly commended prizes of $500.00 are awarded.
The New Zealand Army is offering the public a unique view of its newest soldiers in a photographic exhibition He Hōia Ahau — I Am Soldier.
Jacqui Colley from Lower Hutt, has been announced the winner of the 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize sponsored by Chris Parkin, arts patron and philanthropist.
Jacqui’s work Long Echo measuring 2.4 metres by 1.2 metres is a drawing etched on aluminium using acid and a combination of black oil pigment, was chosen as the winner from an impressive 463 entries nationwide and 72 finalists.
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