2018 NZ Art Show: Celebrating our culture and identity through NZ art.

14 May 2018 / Published in Your Community

The NZ Art Show is an annual sale of original New Zealand art works, with the aim of encouraging all New Zealanders to own original local art. With an online gallery running alongside the show, and artworks priced between $50 and $5,000, the NZ Art Show is hugely accessible and represents New Zealand’s diverse and unique artistic community. 

Exhibiting around 3,000 works from around 300 artists in a range of styles and mediums, the show also helps to establish local artists. As well as exhibiting works for sale, 10 pieces will be chosen by the show’s selection panel to be displayed in the show’s Signature Piece Gallery with the $3,000 cash prize for the Brendan Foot Signature Art Piece Award being decided by public vote – everyone that visits the show can vote.

The NZ Art Show is a non-profit organisation, with the goal of providing opportunity for NZ artists to further their development. It’s a significant contributor to the local art community, and ASB is proud to show our support as as the Platinum Partner.

Special offer for ASB customers: 50% off the ticket price (door sales only) and free coffee at the Art Show cafe. Just present your ASB card or show your ASB Mobile app to take up these great offers!

The dates for the 2018 show:

Queen’s Birthday Weekend, June 1 – 4, Friday – Monday, daily from 10am

Gala Evening Thursday May 31, 6.00pm

Find out more about the NZ Art Show.


Artist in Residence

Bruce Mortimer  

As part of our partnership with NZ Art Show, Bruce Mortimer will be artist in residence at our Lambton Quay ASB Branch until Friday 25 May.

Bruce won the 2016 Brendan Foot Signature Piece Art Award and has been exhibiting work with the NZ Art Show since 2009. He has been working as a full time artist and fine art landscape photographer for more than 20 years in New Zealand and Africa, using loose technique to create the illusion of photorealism, which now often incorporates human studies within landscape. Examples of his work can be found at www.mortmer.com.

Bruce explains his work by saying:

“The world is a busy place, wrapped in interesting diversions and distractions. The simple application of tone and texture in my loosely photorealistic charcoal and pencil artworks is both a grounded escape from reality and an inspired emotional reaction to it.”

By attending the NZ Art Show, you can go in the draw to win Bruce’s work of art. Keep an eye out for his artwork and your chance to enter when you are at the venue. 

Update: Congratulations to Liz Fitzgerald from Wellington., who was randomly drawn as the lucky winner of Bruce's work of art!

Read more about exhibiting artists in the 2018 NZ Art Show.


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