Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award 2022

14 October - 13 November 2022

The Winner of the Premier Award is:

Tawhai Rickard for his work 'Te Kooti Arikirangi - I Am A God Who Saves People' (Recycled wood, acrylic paint 430 x320mm)


The Zinni Douglas Award went to Margaret Emsley for her work 'Sleeping Beauties' (Charcoal drawing on paper 200 x 180mm) 

The Michael Evans award for a figurative work went to Tony Guo for 'Pests' (oil on canvas 850 x 850mm)  

Congratulations to the award winners and all the finalists, don't miss the exhibition showing until 13 November.

The Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award 2022 is proudly sponsored by Walker & Hall and the Waiheke Community Art gallery and generously supported by The Skin Institute Waiheke, and Cable Bay.

This is a National Award for two dimensional works in any medium and has a Prize of $10,000 as the Premier Award and requires the submission of TWO works.

The Selector and Judge this year is Evan Woodruffe, artist, collector, sponsor, teacher and advocator.

View the Exhibition Catalogue HERE 


Te Kooti Arikirangi I am a God who saves people

Tawhai Rickard - Te Kooti Arikrangi - I Am A God Who Saves People

Entries have now CLOSED

The Finalists this year are: Sarah Adam, Glen Armstrong, Kirsty Black, Matthew Carter, Jamie Chapman, Kate Cox, Greg Downie, Sonja Drake, Margaret Emsley, Margaret Feeney, Linda Gilbert, Tony Guo, Sarah Guppy, Dorothy Helyer, Amanda Hewlett, Adrian Jackman, Judith Lawson, Rachael Moore , Zoe Nash , Paul Radford, Claudia Recorean , Tawhai Rickard, Frances Rood, Angela Rowe, Karina Simpson , Annie Smiths Sandano, Sally Tagg, Adi Tait, Natalie Tozer, Sheyne Tuffery, Naawie Tutugoro, Jacquie Ure, Mili Villamil


Information for Artists: 


For reference here is the entry process. To complete an entry you need to follow the sequence, submit two seperate images of each of the two works (files no 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.

Download Information Sheet

The Premier Award is now $10,000

Gala Dinner and Award Announcement SOLD OUT

Saturday 15 October ~ Waiheke Community Art Gallery & Cable Bay Vineyard.

6.00pm - Preview of exhibition at Waiheke Community Art Gallery

6.45pm - Shuttle from gallery to Cable Bay Vineyard

7.00pm - Arrive for Gala Dinner and award announcement at Cable Bay

2022 Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award finalists will receive one complimentary ticket to the Gala Dinner.


The Selector and Judge this year is Evan Woodruffe, artist, collector, sponsor, teacher and advocator.


You will need to complete the entry form, submit two images, an up to date CV and pay the $55 entry fee on-line. Your images will go into an image gallery which will then be accessed by our selector. If you do not have access to a computer then please contact us to submit.


The exhibition is open to any New Zealand resident upon payment of the entry fee (non-refundable). Two works are required to be submitted 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 have been completed within the last year. Work must be for sale and no larger than 1200mm in height or length.


This year's guest selector and judge Evan Woodruffe will decide on the finalists to be exhibited at the gallery. Artists will be advised of selection (or non-selection) by Monday 29 August 2022. From the finalists the judge will select the award winner. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The award winner and merit awards will be announced on Saturday 15 October 2022. Award Ceremony details to be advised.


If your work is selected, it will need to arrive at the gallery no later than Monday 7 October 2022. This is an award for two-dimensional work in any medium. Work must be presented ready for exhibition hanging. Work must be no larger than 1200mm in height or length. Appropriate packaging, insurance and freight costs are the artist's responsibility. The Gallery reserves the right to reproduce images for publicity purposes. Poorly presented work may be disqualified.

All entries must be available for sale. The gallery commission is 41% including GST of the retail price.

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. The work must be packaged adequately for delivery to the gallery and return freightingPrepaid courier tickets or similar must be included for the return of work or arrangements made for return of works by the artist.



Friday 01 July: Entries Open

Monday 15 August: Closing date for entries

Monday 29 August: Artists advised of selection results

Friday 7 October: Selected works scheduled to be received at the gallery. Gallery hours 10 - 4pm 7 days

Friday 14 October: Exhibition opens.

Saturday 15 October: Gala Dinner and Award Announcement

Sunday 13 November: Exhibition closes at 4pm. Unsold works available for collection.



Sponsored By