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 22 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 $195,000. They differ from other important New Zealand art prizes in that they aim to provide challenging opportunities and broadening experiences to the four major winners by way of residencies at top-class international institutions. Many of the winners and finalists of the Awards are purchased by the Trust each year to add to the Collection.
The Awards are given for contemporary New Zealand painting, sculpture, video, drawing and unique photography and print to encourage and develop the visual arts in New Zealand, and in particular to reward artists creating outstanding work.
This years judges are Warwick Brown, Rhana Devenport, Peter Panyoczki, Robin Woodward and Terry Stringer.
A six month residency at the the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. This includes a studio, 24 access to ISCP's facilities, support from on site staff, the opportunity to attend a minimum of 22 lectures given by members on the New York art community, a minimum of three field trips including out-of-town expenses, and a minimum of two open-studio exhibitions/receptions. The Paramount Award Winner also recieves a bronze trophy by Terry Stringer.
The ISCP is the premier residency-based contemporary art centre in the United States for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world.
A three month residency at Altes Spital in Solothurn, Switzerland. This includes a large studio apartment, access to specialist studios and workshops and the opportunity to attend exhibitions and work with specialist advisors.
The Kaipara Foundation is a charitable trust with the primary focus of providing overseas residencies for New Zealand artists.
A three month residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, USA.
Fulbright New Zealand was established in 1948 to promote mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchanges between New Zealand and the United States of America.
The Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award
A three month residency at the Vermont Studio Center, USA. This includes, a studio, meals, accomodation, a stipend, counsel from a distinguished roster of six visiting artists, and the fellowship of professional peers from around the world.
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