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Raa Whaanau - Happy Birthday National Contemporary Art Award! Celebrating its first 20 years

5 Dec 2020 to 24 Jan 2021
10 am – 5 pm
It is impossible to suppress art! Raa whaanau – Happy birthday to our National Contemporary Art Award!
Event type: 
Art
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Waikato Museum
Address: 
1 Grantham Street Hamilton
Region: 
Waikato

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It is impossible to suppress art! Raa whaanau – Happy birthday to our National Contemporary Art Award!

What would have been the award’s 21st birthday, is now a celebratory exhibition of some of the winners and finalists from the past 20 years drawn largely from our collection. With the cancellation of the 2020 awards due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we have dedicated space to making a bold statement about art’s triumph rising above the menacing shadow of a pandemic: let’s splurge! Contemporary art – you win!

 

Image: Detail, Dane Mitchell, Collateral, 2009, mixed media installation.
2009 National Contemporary Art Award winner.

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Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

26 Nov 2020

For an inspirational experience, visit us on the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct. Our exhibitions and activities tell the stories of this region and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science.