Annual Wallace Art Awards 1992 - 2016

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF PARAMOUNT AWARD WINNERS

2016 marked the 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards.  

An exhibition to commemorate this milestone, featuring the 25 Paramount Award Winners
will be on display at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre in 2017.

 

The Annual Wallace Art Awards was started by Sir James Wallace in 1992 to encourage the visual arts in New Zealand and in particular to reward those producing outstanding work with residencies and educational grants as well as to give artists exposure to the public by way of exhibitions.  The Awards are the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, with a value amounting to over $220,000.

EDUCATION RESOURCES FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR STUDENTS

 

The Awards began with just one Paramount prize and have since grown to encompass four major prizes of international residencies and three other monetary prizes.  The judges change each year and consist of a panel of practitioners, institution leaders, past winners and academics.

Almost all of the winners were emerging artists at the time they won and have since gone on to establish very successful careers in the arts.  Most have received great critical acclaim and have enjoyed acquisitions by major collections both in New Zealand and overseas.

Explore the Paramount Award Winners

1992 - 1998 1992 - 1998
1992 - 1998

Braunias | Brown | Hammond | Feu’u | Dolezel | Stichbury | Thomson

1999 - 2004 1999 - 2004
1999 - 2004

Dawe | Kregar | Gibson-Smith | Millar | Harris | Speers

2005 - 2010 2005 - 2010
2005 - 2010

Hughes | Wealleans | Robinson | Lewer | Williams and Jowsey | Mitchell

2011 - 2016 2011 - 2016
2011 - 2016

Diegel | Kihara | Lee | Mortimer | Siasau | Hemer

Twenty-Five Years of Paramount Award Winners

On display at the Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

4 July to 2 September 2017