Judges announced for prestigious Parkin Drawing Award

25 February 2013

The judging panel consisting of recognised art practitioners, arts commentators and academics have been selected for The Parkin Prize national drawing award.

The award attracting a major prize of $20,000 was launched by Chris Parkin, arts patron and owner of Museum Art Hotel in Wellington in October last year.

Parkin has committed to funding The Parkin Prize for an initial five year period. Entries are now open to anyone living permanently in New Zealand.

An advisory panel, consisting of Senior Lecturer in Painting at the University of Canterbury Roger Boyce, Senior Lecture at School of Fine Arts at Massey University Simon Morris, painter Seraphine Pick and former curator of contemporary art at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Mercedes Vicente, will select the finalists for the exhibition at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts (26 July to 25 August 2013).

The winning submission will be selected and announced by judge, Associate Professor and Head of the School of Fine Arts at Massey University, Heather Galbraith on 25 July 2013 at the opening of the Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition.

“We want The Parkin Prize to be an award that is respected by the arts community and recognised by the general public as a national award of significance in support of drawing in New Zealand. It is imperative we have an advisory panel and judge who are respected and recognised nationally for their expertise,” said Parkin.

The competition, in association with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, will promote excellence and innovation in drawing in all its forms (processes, materials and ideas) and aims to play an important role in fostering New Zealand drawing practice.

‘I am looking forward to overseeing an art award that is so clearly based on the interests of artists and their practice. We have an advisory panel and judge who bring the experience and acumen to the task at hand, as well as an enthusiasm and passion for the potential of what drawing can be,’ said Warren Feeney.

Entries close 5pm 21 June 2013. Forms and full details are here

 

Judges announced for prestigious Parkin Drawing Award