Artists are being urged to sharpen their pencils and enter the prestigious Parkin Drawing Prize for 2015, which attracts a major prize of $20,000. For the first time this year 10 highly commended prizes each worth $500 will also be introduced, providing an added incentive for artists. Winners will be announced on 10 August 2015 to coincide with a public exhibition showcasing all finalists’ works to be held at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Queens Wharf, Wellington.
The Parkin Drawing Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing. It promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making.
It was with great pleasure that the judges awarded Douglas Stichbury the winner of the 2014 Parkin Drawing Prize with his entry 'Observer' - charcoal on paper. Congratulations Douglas and the five finalist: John Ward Knox, Ruth Cleland, Nicola Donna, Taylor Wagstaff and Dominic McElwee. Read the Judge's Report here.
Winner: Douglas Stichbury with 'Observer' - charcoal on paper