Call for Submissions | Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award

Applications close Thursday March 29

2018 Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award held at the Lysaght Watt Gallery, South Taranaki

The theme of this year’s competition is “Rising”

The major prize of $3000 (sponsored by the Lysaght Watt Trust), as well as several other sponsored prizes, continues to draw entries from artists throughout New Zealand. Each year the Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award attracts approximately 70 entries New Zealand wide. Now in its sixth year, the Award has grown in national awareness.

An esteemed member of the New Zealand Art community is invited each year to choose the overall winner. They also choose the winners of the individual prize categories, including 3D, 2D and Local Artist. A gala evening is held at the Lysaght Watt Gallery to announce the winners and open the exhibition. All entries are for sale.

The People’s Choice Award is given to the artwork with the most votes from the public by the end of the show.

The Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award is extremely well received. It provides a platform not only for established artists, but also for aspiring artists to nurture their careers.

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Date(s) - 01/02/2018 - 29/03/2018
All Day