25th ANNUAL WALLACE ART AWARDS 2016
26 February – 7 May 2017
The Annual Wallace Art Awards are 25 years old this year. They are the longest-surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, with a prize value amounting to over $220,000.
The Awards continue to encourage and support the visual arts in New Zealand, as well as highlighting artists who are creating remarkable work. This year’s exhibition features the winning artworks and a selection of the finalists, including the Paramount Award winner André Hemer – a previous Pātaka exhibitor.
With a mixture of well-known and emerging artists including several more familiar names to Pātaka visitors, the exhibition provides a glimpse of what is happening in the contemporary art field in New Zealand right now.
Photography by Mark Tantrum