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27th Annual Wallace Art Awards

27th Annual Wallace Art Awards

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  • Sun 16 Dec ’18, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 24 Mar ’19, 10:00am – 5:00pm


PATAKA Art + Museum, Cnr Parumoana and Norrie St, Porirua - Mana


All Ages

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  • Free Admission



NZ’s Wealthiest Art Awards Open at Pataka.

Winners and finalists from New Zealand’s wealthiest art awards will be exhibited at Pataka this summer.

Taking out the Paramount Award was Imogen Taylor for Refusal To Yield, she receives a six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York. ‘Taylor’s references to Bauhaus, Cubism and Modernism, with her assured handling of colour and composition, make for a bold, memorable, confident and deeply informed painting,’ Judges’ comment.

Peata Larkin (Ngāti Whakaue, Tūwharetoa) received the Kaipara Wallace Arts Trust Award, a three-month residency at the Altes Spital in Solothurn, Switzerland for They Don't Speak My Language. ‘This work is delicate, intelligent and considered. Larkin's clever use of the painted medium and interweaving of materials results in a quiet yet seductive visual quality,’ the judges said.

Vermont Award, a three-month residency at the Vermont Studio Centre, US, went to Andrea du Chatenier for Untitled (Celestial Blue Cave Drawing, USA). The Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award went to Emma Fitts for Unknown Cloak. She receives a ten-week residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

The British School at Rome Wallace New Zealand Residence Award, a three-month residency in Rome, went to Lucy Meyle for Duck and Snail Ramps, and the Martin Tate Wallace Artist Residency Award went to Richard Maloy for Attempt 14.

This award, a three-month residency in Vladivostok, is an initiative of Martin Tate, New Zealand's Honorary Consul there. It’s given to a senior artist who is unlikely to apply for a Wallace Art Award. Other awards went to Brett Graham, Yvonne Shaw and Paul McLachlan.

Pataka will also host a People’s Choice Award, announced at the end of season.

Opening hours: 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday, 11am -4:30pm on Sundays.

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