The 27th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2018 was presented by The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, at the TSB Wallace Arts Centre on Monday.
This year the Wallace Arts Trust received 515 entries from which 83 were selected as finalists.
What are the Wallace Art Awards?
The annual Wallace Art Awards profile outstanding examples of contemporary New Zealand art.
Sir James Wallace’s established the awards in 1992. His aim was to foster, honour and support the practices of visual artists.
With $275,000 in prizes, the awards are the richest available to New Zealand artists.
Awards are made for contemporary painting, sculpture and photography
27th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2018 winners
Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award
Imogen Taylor, Refusal To Yield (2018) Acrylic on hessian, 1100 x 2050mm
Kaipara Wallace Arts Trust Award
Peata Larkin, They Don’t Speak My Language (2018) Acrylic on embroided silk, 1015 x 2200 x 55mm
Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award
Andrea du Chatenier, Untitled (Celestial Blue Cave Drawing) (2018) Porcelain, glaze and earthenware clay, 600 x 500 x 400mm
Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award
Emma Fitts, Unknown Cloak (2018) Hand-dyed woollen underlay, 1500 x 1100mm
British School at Rome Wallace New Zealand Residence Award
Lucy Meyle, Duck and Snail Ramps (2018) Plywood, paint and screws, both 1800 x 1120 x 500mm
Martin Tate Wallace Artist Residency Award
Richard Maloy, Attempt 14 (2014) Unique colour photograph, 1200 x 800mm
The People’s Choice Award of $750 is announced at the end of the Award Winners and Travelling Finalists exhibition.