The Molly Morpeth Canaday Painting and Drawing Award
was held February - April 2021
This non-acquisitive award is highly regarded and dedicated to excellence across contemporary and traditional painting genres. The Award has developed over 30 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 Library and Exhibitions Centre - Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi.
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.
Winners MMCA 2021
Whakatāne Society of Arts & Crafts & Hon. Anne Tolley Merit Award 'I Cant Think of Anything I'd Rather Eat' by Nicola Bennett.
Kay & Ross Boreham and Accounting Biz Local Merit Award 'Painted Whatu' by Aimee Ratana and Maraea Timutimu.
Gordon Harris Merit Award 'I am of this land' by Tessa Williams.
4Art Sake Gallery Merit Award 'Notes' by Akiko Diegel
Robinson Law Whakatāne Highly Commended Award 'Walking Drawings (Lockdown edges)' by Rebecca Steedman
Craigs Investment partners Youth Award 'Poems for Ephemeral Men' by Wesley John Fourie.
Arts Whakatāne Award 'Three Übermensch of Tongpop by Telly Tuita' and 'Baka IV' by Claudia Jowitt.
Akel Award 'Aohanga' by Heidi Brickell.
The Molly Morpeth Canaday Trust Major Award 'They Laughed, I Cried' by Hannah Ireland.
For more information and images
Arts Whakatāne has been presenting the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - Painting and Drawing since 1991
Whakatāne Museum and Arts
The Molly Morpeth Canaday (Whakatāne) Fund