The annual Wallace Art Awards profile outstanding examples of contemporary New Zealand art. Over the years some of New Zealand’s most prominent artists have entered and the residencies awarded to the winners have transformed their careers. Past winners have included Andy Leleisi’uao, Yuki Kihara, Mark Braunias and Judy Millar.
With $275,000 in prizes, the awards are, collectively, the richest available to New Zealand artists. Differing from other major art prizes, the Wallace Art Awards provide broadening experiences to the five major winners by way of various residencies at top-class international institutions.
Artists can submit work in the mediums of painting, sculpture, audio-visual, print, photography, drawings and interdisciplinary arts. The Wallace Art Awards consist of five residencies, three monetary prizes and one non-monetary prize.
Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award
A six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City, USA. The ISCP is the premier residency-based contemporary art centre in the United States for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. This residency includes a studio, 24-hour access to ISCP’s facilities, support from on-site staff, the opportunity to attend lectures given by members of the New York arts community, field trips including out-of-town expenses, and a minimum of two open-studio exhibitions/receptions. The Paramount Award Winner also receives a bronze trophy by Terry Stringer.
Kaipara Wallace Arts Trust Award
A three-month residency at Altes Spital in Solothurn, Switzerland. This residency includes a large studio apartment, access to specialist studios, workshops and exhibitions.
Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award
A three-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Vermont, USA. This includes a studio, living expenses, counsel from a distinguished roster of six visiting artists and the fellowship of professional peers from around the world. The Vermont Studio Center was founded by artists in 1984 and is the largest international artists’ and writers’ residency program in the United States.
Apply for the Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award, Kaipara Wallace Arts Trust Award and the Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award here. Applications close 5pm, Monday 23 July 2018.
British School of Rome Wallace New Zealand Residence Award
A three-month residency at the British School at Rome, Italy. This residency is an initiative driven by independent working artists and is designed to facilitate a unique opportunity for New Zealand artists in their early to mid-career stage.
Apply for the British School of Rome Wallace New Zealand Residence Award here. Applications close 5pm, Monday 23 July 2018.
Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award
A ten-week residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, USA.
Fulbright New Zealand was established in 1948 to promote mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchanges between New Zealand and the United States of America.
Apply for the Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award here. Applications close 5pm, Monday 23 July 2018