July 4, 2020 2:30 pm - August 30, 2020 4:00 pm Malcolm Smith Gallery

Image: Kate van der Drift, Diptych First Quarter Moon to Full Moon, May, 2020
1st Place EAA14

Judge’s Tour 18th July, 2020

The only contemporary art prize in Aotearoa New Zealand with ecology at its core. Artists were invited to research and respond to the Tāmaki Estuary, to underscore the ecological value of this vital waterway and encourage action against its pollution.

Our judge this year, Monique Jansen, is an Auckland based artist and Head of Visual Arts at the Auckland University of Technology. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work is held in many public and private collections. She was the winner of the inaugural Aotearoa/New Zealand National Parkin Drawing Prize in 2013. Monique is a committed environmentalist and organic gardener; working on transforming her home and community into a model of resilience, sustainable living, and active citizenship.

Thank you to all who have entered!
Below are the 25 finalists for this year’s Estuary Art and Ecology Prize:

  • Kiri Abraham
  • Amber Adams
  • Rick Allender
  • Cristina Beth
  • Lee Brogan
  • Anthony Clarke
  • Sarah Davis
  • Alan Fletcher
  • Wesley John Fourie
  • Bobbie Gray
  • Anna Hayes
  • Janna Isbey
  • Maggy Johnston
  • Janet Mazenier
  • Barnaby McBryde
  • Neal Palmer
  • Pass the Blue Collaborative
  • Ramon Robertson
  • Studio Reset
  • Summer Shimizu
  • Jenny Tomlin
  • Wayne Trow
  • Suzette van Dorsser
  • Kate van der Drift
  • Clovis Viscoe


  • First Place: Kate van der Drift
  • Second Place: Wesley John Fourie
  • Merit: Alan Fletcher
  • Merit: Pass the Blue Collaborative

Exhibition of Finalists
4 July to 30 August 2020

Judge’s Tour
Saturday 18 July 2020, 2:30PM