2017 National Contemporary Art Award Finalists

Exhibition on from July 29 to November 5, 2017
Waikato Museum, Hamilton

Free entry

This is the 18th year of the National Contemporary Art Award (NCAA) which launched in 2000. This year’s award is judged by the Director of Wellington’s City Gallery, Elizabeth Caldwell, and is managed by Waikato Museum. The winner of the 2016 National Contemporary Art Award, Sorawit Songsataya, received $20,000 from the major sponsors, Tompkins Wake and Chow Hill.


View – Sarah Smith, Auckland
Levitation Lesson – Wanda Gillespie, Auckland
The Artists Encumbrance – Robyn Gibson, Auckland
Transmuting the Improbable – Sue Reidy, Auckland
Objectmemory – Hannah Valentine, Auckland
Settled In the Soil – Vonney Ball, Auckland
Confined Gods – Jimmy James Kouratoras, Auckland
See, Look, Sea – Judith Lawson, Auckland
Promontory – Emma Smith, Auckland
Red House – Frances Rood, Auckland
Great North Road – Tiger Murdoch – Auckland
“Only Love can Hurt Like This” – Luise Fong, Auckland
Back to Work: stooks – Margaret Feeney, Auckland
Written in the Bone- West Coast Woman – Naomi Roche, Hamilton
In place of totems – Julien Dyne, Auckland
Lost in translation – Sean Beldon, Auckland
Te Whare Tapa Wha – Anthony Cribb, Auckland
South Pacific Timber –Ishmael Lotawa, Auckland
‘One in Four’ – Rhiannon James, Christchurch
Braso Verdi – Thomas Hancock, Christchurch
Flux – Clara Wells, Christchurch
Parallel Lines: A state of being in disguise of a cloud – Ina Johann, Christchurch
Constellations – drawing strength – Edwards & Johann, Christchurch
High Country Weather – Donna-Marie Patterson, Christchurch
Lake Lyndon – Waterlog – 140mls – Stefan Roberts, Christchurch
Slow Inward Fall – Justin Spiers, Dunedin
The Economy of Law – Justin Spiers, Dunedin
In the Kitchen of L$D Fundraiser – Justin Spiers, Dunedin
Fame In Oats: A Manifesto – Manuscript Preparation – Mia Stefano, Dunedin
Trying to be more Maori: Attempt #1 – Aroha Novak, Dunedin
‘the meaning of ethics’ – Kim Pieters, Dunedin
Insidious pervasion – Tony Nicholls, Hamilton
Gas Station #3, 23/3/17 – Mark Purdom, Hamilton
What Are The Chances? – James Sutherland and Jeremy Mayall, Hamilton
Still Life – Susan Mabin, Hastings
Presentation Porker – Gemma Baldock, Invercargill
Frame and Line – Mel Ford, Levin
Reading Between The Lines – Mel Ford, Levin
Nested Bowls MELISSA – Anett Pilz, Mount Maunganui
Pietà II – Richard McCoy, Nelson
The line of descent – Andrew Davie, New Plymouth
The Hidden – Scott Boardman, Otumoetai
Chrysalid – Sebastien Jaunas, Paekakariki
Signs of life. Vanity Suite 2017 – Kristin Peren, Queenstown
Korro Korro by Thomas Tooi 1818 – Jo Torr, Tauranga
Leftovers reconfigured – Stuart Forsyth, Wellington
Miss – Vicki Payne, Wellington
Balustrade – Daniel Rose, Wellington
Still, I Found All the Pieces – Claudia Latisnere, Wellington
Hypo-Tension – Alexis Neal, Wellsford
Raw – Debbie Hahn, Whanganui

Judge – Elizabeth Caldwell

Elizabeth Caldwell has been working in the New Zealand visual arts sector for more than 25 years.

Professional roles prior to her present position as Director at City Gallery Wellington include, Director of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Senior Curator Visual Art and Collection Services at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Arts Adviser for Visual Art and Craft/Object Art at Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Robert McDougall Art Gallery (now Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu).

Her academic qualifications include an MA in Art History from the University of Canterbury, Diploma of Secondary Teaching (Christchurch College of Education) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorial Studies (University of Melbourne).

Date(s) - 29/07/2017 - 05/11/2017
All Day