Finalists announced for Wallace Art Awards 2016

Visesio Siasau, Tongan Tapa Cloth (2014), Tongan customary pigments and dye on bark cloth
The Wallace Arts Trust has announced the finalists for the 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016.

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Media Release: 23 August 2016

Finalists Announced
 
25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016

The Wallace Arts Trust has announced the finalists for the 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016. This year the Trust received 371 entries from which 88 entries have been selected as finalists.

The finalists have been selected by the 2016 judging panel, comprising of by prominent members of the arts sector’ Andrew Clifford, Georgina Ralston, Philip Trusttum, Richard Maloy and Sam Mitchell.

All finalists’ works will shortly be delivered to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, when round two of judging will commence. The judges will select the Award Winners, and a proportion of the works will be shown as part of the Award Winners & Travelling Finalists exhibition, with the balance shown in the Salon des Refusés.

The Annual Wallace Art Awards aim to support, promote and expose New Zealand contemporary art and artists. Sir James Wallace established the Annual Wallace Art Awards 25 years ago. These Awards are now the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, with a value amounting to over $200,000.

The exhibitions will be opened by one of the original judges for the first awards in 1992, Philippa Lady Tait. The opening will be at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Monday 5 September 2016, in an invitation only ceremony.

 

EXHIBITION DATES

 

  • The Salon des Refusés will be exhibited at the Pah Homestead from 6 September – 6 November 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Further information: 

For media enquiries, high resolution images or additional information
Kit Haines | Marketing & Events | The Wallace Arts Trust
kithaines@wallaceartstrust.org.nz | 09 639 2010 ext 5 | 021 0262 4170

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Wallace Arts Trust

23 Aug 2016

Located in the historic Pah Homestead in Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough, the TSB Wallace Arts Centre opened to the public in August 2010.