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Call for entries.

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 7 September 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.

An advisory panel, consisting of Senior Lecturer in Painting at the University of Canterbury Roger Boyce, Associate Professor , Arts commentator, historian and writer Warren Feeney, poet, painter, curator and editor, Gregory O’Brien and prolific New Zealand artist Judy Darragh will select the finalists for the exhibition at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts (11 August to 13 September 2015). 

The winning submission will be selected and announced by iconic Kiwi artist, Dick Frizzell at the opening of the Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition on Monday 7 September. 

Entries close 4pm 12 June 2015.

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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