This non-acquisitive award is highly regarded and dedicated to excellence across contemporary and traditional painting genres. The Award has developed over 28 years and sits credibly within the New Zealand arts community. A high standard of work is selected to form the exhibition from nation wide entries by three pre-selection judges
For participants, the award offers professional development opportunities for artists by showcasing their practice to peers, collectors, critics, museum curators, the media and the community at large.
Presented by Arts Whakatāne and Whakatāne Museum and Arts,
To encourage and celebrate the development of painting and drawing on a national level and reward artists who create outstanding works.
To exhibit painting and drawing to the public and provide a forum within which works can be viewed, studied and evaluated.
Next Painting and Drawing Award 2021
Key Information and conditions of entry >>>>>Eligibility & Conditions
Judging process >>>>Judges & Judging Process
Arts Whakatāne has been presenting the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - Painting and Drawing since 1991
Whakatāne Museum and Arts
Molly Morpeth Canaday Trust