The Wallace Arts Trust has announced the finalists for the 24th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2015.

The Wallace Arts Trust has announced 85 finalists for its Annual Wallace Art Awards. There were 531 entries for the awards.

‘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 24 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.

The finalists were selected by the 2015 judging panel, comprising of prominent art practitioners Joyce Campbell, Andrew Clifford, Ian Jervis, Andrew McLeod and Philip Trusttum.

All finalists’ works will shortly be delivered to the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, when round two of judging will commence. The judges will select the Award Winners, and a proportion of the works will be shown as part of the Award Winners & Travelling Finalists exhibition, with the balance shown in the Salon des Refusés.

The exhibitions will be opened by Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Hon. Margaret Mary “Maggie” Barry ONZM at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Monday 7 September 2015, in an invitation only ceremony.

 Article | Levi Joule.