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Call for Entries - Portraiture Exhibition

Portraiture Exhibition

Job details

Mairangi Arts Centre
15 Feb 2019
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Visual Arts


Portraiture is a collaborative exhibition bringing together sixteen artists from The Artists Village, Singapore, and sixteen artists from Mairangi Arts Centre (MAC membership may be purchased via the centre's website when entering the exhibition) on the occasion of 54 years of diplomatic relations between our two countries. 

The exhibition is aimed at establishing a cross-cultural exchange of ideas around identity and representation through the lens of 32 artists from New Zealand and Singapore. With the steady rise of populism in the global political stage, and the resulting proliferation of xenophobic voices in the mainstream, we hope to provide a counter balance of positive expressions of Nationalism, by bringing together and celebrating the different ways in which we view ourselves, and thereby learning more about each other. 

Submitted artworks should be your personal interpretation of 'Portraiture'. This could involve thinking about the traditional art form of 'Portraiture', or the underlying concepts of identity and representation. We encourage thinking outside the literal and figurative and highly welcome conceptual explorations. However that is not to say that figurative or literal portraits will not be considered. Whatever your approach, we ask that you provide an artist statement no more than 250 words explaining your process. 

Selected artists will receive a $100 artist's fee.







How to apply

Please see Portraiture Entry Form for full detail and to submit an entry.




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Mairangi Arts Centre

9 Jan 2019

Interests Mairangi Arts Centre is a strong, community based arts education centre supporting and encouraging local/regional and culturally diverse communities to experience and enjoy a diverse range of arts practices, exhibitions and education programmes.