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25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016

16 August 2016

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.


1. The Award Winners & Travelling Finalists exhibition will be exhibited at:

Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre: 6 September – 13 November 2016.

Wallace Gallery Morrinsville: 30 November 2016 – 5 February 2017 (Opening: 3 December, 11am – 1pm)

Pataka Art + Museum: 26 February 2017 – 7 May 2017 (Opening: 26 February, 2pm)

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


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