The award promotes excellence in drawing in all its forms and the winning entrant receives a prize of $25,000. 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’ Academy Galleries, Queens Wharf, Wellington, when the winner and highly commended prize winners will be announced.
To view the offical press release, please click here.
Ray Smith, NZAFA President says “This tenth anniversary of the Parkin Drawing Prize is a real milestone in our nation’s art history. Thanks to Chris Parkin for his unfailing support of drawing and the visual arts. The Academy has been pleased to support the award since its inception and looks forward to yet another wonderful and thought provoking competition this year.”
During the first hundred years of the Academy more than 4000 artists exhibited their work and it is still Academy policy to encourage anybody to submit their artworks for selection to our exhibitions.
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