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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.


The finalists for the 2015 Parkin Drawing Prize will be announced on Monday 13 July on this website. We will also contact all those selected via email or phone.

The Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition will be held at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts Academy Galleries  (11 August to 13 September 2015).

The winning submission will be selected and announced by iconic Kiwi artist, Dick Frizzell at a gala event at the Academy Galleries on Monday 7 September.

For the first time this year 10 highly commended prizes each worth $500 will also be introduced, providing an added incentive for artists.

2014 Winner

Douglas Stichbury was 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





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