Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Opening 4 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.
With a total prize pool of $8,300, the winning artworks are intelligent and innovative responses to ecology in the field of contemporary art.
Now Open for Submissions
Please submit your entry(ies) by 31 May as the selection of finalists will take place in early June. We hope to continue with the Exhibition and Awards Ceremony in July/August as planned although this may have to move out to later in the year.
Exhibition of Finalists
4 July to 30 August 2020
Saturday 4 July 2020, 2:30PM
Image: Mo Stewart, Echo, 2020
1st Place EAA13