Molly Morpeth Canaday Award
29 Jul 2021
The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award is one of New Zealand's longest running and most vibrant national contemporary art awards.
This annual non-acquisitive award is dedicated to excellence across contemporary and traditional painting and drawing and 3D genres in alternate years. The award has developed over 30 years and sits credibly within the New Zealand arts community. A high standard of work is selected to form the exhibition from nationwide entries by three pre-selection judges working independently.
For participants, the award offers professional development opportunities to artists by showcasing their practice to peers, collectors, critics, museum curators, the media and the community at large.
The MMCA 3D - 2022 provides a valuable professional platform for artists working in 3D.
Any work in the three dimensional scope is considered - sculptors, ceramicists, installation artists, contemporary craft and conceptual practitioners are amongst the creatives that will be highlighted and celebrated.
The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D - 2022 has more than $20,000 in prize money for emerging and established New Zealand artists, with the Major Award winner taking away $10,000.
The award exhibition is presented by exhibition partners Whakatāne District Council and Arts Whakatāne and is shown at Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi - Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre from Sunday 13 February, until Saturday 9 April 2022.
Preliminary Judges: Shirin Khosraviani (Director of Ashburton Art gallery), Sorawit Songsataya (2020 major award winner from MMCA 2020 3D) and Vanessa Mei Crofskey (Director of Enjoy Gallery in Wellington)
Guest Judge: Robert Jahnke (Professor of Māori Visual Arts, Massey University Whiti o Rehua School of Art)
For all details, FAQs, terms and conditions and entry form please visit here
Major Winner 2020 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D
Sorawit Songsataya (Wellington) Morning Dew