Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Interest Grows in Whanganui National

Call for entries have been made nationwide for the 2010 Whanganui National Art Exhibition and Award. The exhibition and prize money of $500 for the Best in Show Award are presented by the Whanganui National Art Exhibition and Award Trust, with support from Optiv101 Fine Arts and Multimedia Studios, Creative Communities NZ Wanganui District, Powerco Wanganui Trust, Whanganui Community Foundation, and Mickey's as sponsors.

We appreciate their support, for the Whanganui National Art Exhibition and Award Trust promotes the fine arts in New Zealand. As a leading city in training and nurturing it's artists, Wanganui takes its place as one of the movers and shakers in contemporary New Zealand art annually with this exhibition and award.

Receiving Days for entries into the 2010 Whanganui National Art Exihibtion and Award are fast approaching. Open to all artists residing and working in New Zealand, presenting work from the last 12 months.

Receiving Days
September 13 to 15, 2010,
10.30am to 4.00pm
Wanganui Community Arts Centre,
19 Taupo Quay, Wanganui

Opening Function
September 17, 2010, 5pm

Exhibition Hours
September 18 to October 6, 2010

Monday to Saturday 9am to 4.30pm, Sunday 9am to 1pm

Entry forms can be downloaded from

or contact
Whanganui National Art Exhibition and Award Trust,
PO Box 7318, Wanganui 4541,
mobile: 021 296 4451.

Recent works are encouraged with the criteria of work being made in the last twelve months. By presenting the Best in Show award, decided by a selection panel, the Trust promotes and encourages a career in the arts for the winning artist with this national award.

The exhibition overall is more particularly an important venue for all of the works submitted, being a showcase of New Zealand artists. The annual Whanganui National Art Exhibition and Award aims to promote New Zealand artists and New Zealand contemporary arts, and to bring new arts experiences to Wanganui. We look forward to showing an exhibition of New Zealand artists in the city.