Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award 2019

25 October - 17 November 2019

The Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award 2019 is proudly sponsored by Walker & Hall in association with Casita Miro Vineyard,The Skin Institute Waiheke, and the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. This is a National Award for two dimensional works in any medium and has a Prize of $5000 as the Premier award. This year's selector and judge is Clive Humphreys - Artist and recently retired to Waiheke. Former Head of School, Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic.

The Winner of the Premier Award: Struan Hamilton for his work Te Toki Study: Photo intaglio.

'Stemming from explorations of the organic within the urban environment, this piece is from a body of work that focuses on individual entities, and investigates the architectonic arrangements and commanding presence revealed through an abstracting of natural structure, particularly in older trees such as the Pōhutukawa.'

Michael Evans Award for a figurative work: Sarah GuppyWater-Craft: Acrylic and crayon on gessoed board 

'..WATER-CRAFT The vessel is a traditional symbol of creating something to carry someone or thing. Water is also understood to carry emotion, relate to the moon and a place to float, swim and perhaps survive. In this painting I explore these feelings, paying homage to Wallis and Wood – English painters'

Zinni Douglas Merit Award: Judy Woods - Playtime: Acrylic + mixed media on wood panel.

'..I paint intuitively responding to what shows up as I play with materials. The work is unplanned and I've become enchanted with the accidental mark and element of surprise'


 Joseph Tattersfield Premier Award Winner Struan Hamilton Clive Humphreys

Joseph Tattersfield, Premier Award winner Struan Hamilton with his work: Te Toki Study and selector and judge Clive Humphreys


Congratulations to all the finalists:  Denise Batchelor, Hana Carpenter, Cathy Carter, Linda Cook, Amanda Densham, Antony Densham, Ekarasa Doblanovic, Anah Dunsheath, Michelle Farrell, Liam Gerrard, Linda Gilbert,  Mark Graver, Sarah Guppy, Struan Hamilton, Russell Jackson, Susanne Kerr, Mei Ling Lee, Kaye McGarva, Maggie McGregor, Jasmine Middlebrook, Sue Pearce, Peter Rees, Sue Reidy, Mo Stewart, Marie Strauss, Heather Taylor, Heather Taylor, Jacquie Ure, Barbara von Seida, Michael Walker & Ellen Johansen, Amanda Watson, Raewyn Whaley, Becs Wood and Judy Woods.



Friday 21 June: Entries Open

Monday 12 August: Closing date for entries

Monday 9 September: Artists advised of selection results

Friday 18 October: Selected works to have been received at the gallery. Gallery hours 10 - 4pm 7 days

Friday 25 October: Exhibition and Gala Award Ceremony commences at 6pm. (Award announcements at 7pm) $55 pp. Finalists & partners complimentary.

Sunday 17 November: Exhibition closes at 4pm. Unsold works available for collection.

How to enter: Entries open June 21 2019. From the link on our homepage you will be able to link to the submission page. To complete an entry you need to follow the sequence, submit up to three images of the work (jpegs not larger than 2MB) and a current CV. If this is your first time visiting our website you will need to 'create an account'. You will also be able to pay the entry fee online.Your images go into an image gallery which is accessed by the selector. If you do not have access to a computer please contact us to submit.

Entry Criteria: The exhibition is open to any New Zealand resident upon payment of the entry fee (non-refundable) $45. Entry is limited to one work per artist. Every work must be original, the sole work of the artist, and not completed in a class of instruction. Work must not have been exhibited previously and must be completed within the last year. Work must be for sale and no larger than 1200mm in height or length. WCAG reserves the right to decline or accept a submission. Appropriate packaging, insurance, freighting and postal costs to the gallery and return are the artists responsibility. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. WCAG reserves the right to reproduce exhibited images for publicity purposes.

Presentation of Work: If your work is selected it will need to arrive at the gallery no later than Friday18 October 2019. This is an award for two-dimensional work in any medium. Work must be presented ready for exhibition hanging and no larger than 1200mm in length or height. poorly presented work may be disqualified. Please attach to the work: The name and address of the artist, the retail price of the work (including GST) the title, size and medium. Work must be adequately packaged for return of work with pre-paid courier tickets or similar arrangements. Information Sheet


Entries have now CLOSED

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