18 Jul 2011
The Wallace Arts Trust is calling for entries to the 20th Wallace Art Awards 2011, amounting to over $165,000. The Awards are the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand and are widely regarded as the most prestigious. They differ from other important New Zealand art prizes in that they aim to provide challenging opportunities and broadening experiences to the top four winners by way of residencies at top-level international institutions.
The Awards are given for contemporary New Zealand painting, sculpture, video, drawing and unique photography to encourage the visual arts in New Zealand.
This year the entries will be judged by Philip Trusttum, Peter Gibson-Smith and Sara Hughes.
The Awards are of special significance this year, celebrating twenty years of rewarding visual artists who produce outstanding work. To mark the occasion the Wallace Arts Trust is announcing the opening of the Wallace Virtual Art Gallery, featuring an exhibition of selected Award Winners, with the 20th Winner being revealed in real time during the Awards Ceremony on Monday 5 September 2011.
THE 2011 PRIZES:
Wallace Trust Paramount Award
6 month-residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York
Fulbright Wallace Trust Award
3 month-residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco
The Kaipara Foundation Wallace Trust Award
3 month-residency at the Altes Spital in Solothurn, Switzerland
Wallace Development Award
2 month-residency at the Vermont Studio Center in the United States
2 Runner Up Awards
People’s Choice Award
How to Enter:
Application information and entry form available at: www.wallaceartstrust.org.nz; or the offices of the Wallace Arts Trust, The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland; (09) 639 2010.
ENTRIES CLOSE 5pm, 11 August 2011
The 20th Annual Wallace Art Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday 5 September 2011 at The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre.