National Contemporary Art Award Finalists Announced
3 July 2014
Judge Simon Rees has selected 52 artworks as finalists for the 2014 National Contemporary Art Award sponsored by Ebbett Audi and Tompkins Wake, and hosted at Waikato Museum.
Waikato Museum Director Cherie Meecham says a number of changes were made this year to streamline the entry process, and the resulting high number of entries indicates its success.
“This year we developed a new online entry system which enabled entrants to upload a number of high res images and video links of their work for the judge to view. With 270 entries this year, judge Simon Rees had quite a task,” she said.
Waikato Museum continued with the blind judging system introduced last year where the judge only sees the entered artwork and the artist’s written statement during pre-selection.
The 2014 National Contemporary Art Award finalists are:
The 52 artworks nominated as finalists will make up the 2014 award exhibition. The winners will be announced on 8 August at an awards ceremony before the exhibition opens at Waikato Museum from 9 August until 9 November 2014.
The winner of the 2014 National Contemporary Art Award will receive S15, 000 from the major sponsors, Ebbett Audi and Tompkins Wake. For more information visit waikatomuseum.co.nz or follow the award on Facebook.
For more information contact:
Waikato Museum Partnerships and Communications Manager
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021 536 557