Molly Morpeth Canaday Award
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The Molly Morpeth Canaday Award is one of New Zealand's longest running and most vibrant national contemporary art awards.
Originally founded in 1986 as the Shell Art Award by the Whakatane District Community Arts Council (Arts Whakatāne), the competition quickly gained the respect of the New Zealand art community. In 1991, the Molly Morpeth Canaday Trust joined as principal sponsor and the name of the award was changed to acknowledge their support, becoming known as the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award. Today, two awards exist under the MMCA banner, one for painting and drawing and another for 3D works. The Molly Morpeth Canaday Trust was established by Frank H. Canaday, the husband of Molly Morpeth Canaday, in Whakatāne in 1971 and is a major supporter of the arts in the region.
The Award exhibition is presented by exhibition partners Whakatāne Museum and Arts, and Arts Whakatāne, and is shown at Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi - Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre.
This year, entries are open from 21 August - 22 November 2020, The exhibition opens on 14 February 2021, and runs until 4 April.
More information can be found on our website, mollymorpethcanaday.co.nz