Mairangi Arts Centre is proud to host the 8th Hibiscus & Bays Art Awards, in collaboration with Auckland Council Hibiscus & Bays Local Board and Estuary Arts Centre. This is a nationwide exhibition and entries are open to all New Zealand residents.
3x Outstanding Artists Awards each receive $1000 monetary prize plus the opportunity to exhibit at Marirangi Arts Centre together in 2023.
1x 2D Merit Award - $250 Factory Frames voucher
1x 3D Merit Award - $200 C.C.G. voucher
1x Open Merit Award - $200 Gordon Harris Voucher
1x People's Choice Award - $100 Mairangi Arts Centre voucher
1 x21 years old & under Merit Award - $250 cash sponsored by Yoga Within, Browns Bay, Auckland
This year's judge is Warrick Brown. One-time lawyer, Warwick has been collecting and writing about art for over 40 years. He co-founded NZ’s first art collecting co-operative in 1976, the prototype for many subsequent such co-ops. He has been a director of Art New Zealand magazine, the art columnist for the Dominion Sunday Times and House and Garden magazine, an occasional lecturer, manager of an art auction house and two dealer galleries. In addition to numerous articles and catalogue notes, he has written four successful books on NZ art, the most recent being Seen This Century (Godwit, 2009). He has judged numerous art competitions over the years, including co-judging the Wallace Awards three times, and was awarded an MNZM for services to the arts in 2013.