Information about the 2018 Wallace Art Awards and how to apply:

Key Dates:
Entries open: 1 June 2018
Entries close: 5pm 23 July 2018 (NZ time) no late applications will be accepted
Round 1 judging finishes: 5 August
Finalists notified: 6 August
Finalists’ delivery of artworks: 21-23 August.  Final Deadline 5pm, 23 August
Round 2 judging finishes: 26 August
Award Winners announced and opening of exhibition of finalists and travelling show: 3 September 2018. 

The Pah Homestead:
Wallace Art Awards 3 September – 4 November
Salon de Refusés 4 September – 28 October

Wallace Gallery Morrinsville:
29 November – 28 January 2019

Wellington venue TBC:
February/March 2019

All Finalists in the Wallace Art Awards must undertake to make their work available for Trust exhibitions until mid-May 2019

The Process:
Entries are invited from practitioners of painting, sculpture, audio-visual, print, photography, drawings and documented interdisciplinary arts. All eligible entries to the Wallace Art Awards will be considered by each Judge at Round 1 of the judging process.

The Judges’ decisions at Round 1 will determine those entries which become finalists for the awards.

Finalists will then be notified and asked to deliver their artworks to the Pah Homestead for Round 2 of the awards judging. Nominated finalists need to confirm their intention to deliver artworks within 72 hours of notifications being sent, a non-response will result in the opportunity to participate in the awards being withdrawn.

Finalists and winners will be selected based on the sole criterion of excellence of the work; the gender, ethnicity, age and geographic location of the artist are irrelevant. The Judges’ decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into in that regard.

Application Requirements:

Apply online for all Wallace Art Awards here.

Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award here. (note different criteria and processes)
BSR Wallace New Zealand Residence Award here. (note different criteria and processes)

The application materials consist of:
1. Copy of proof of New Zealand Citizenship (passport preferred) or New Zealand Permanent Residence

2. One or two digital photographs of the submitted artwork of a suitable quality
(a.) .jpg files are the preferred format. File size up to 4mb
(b.) File resolution should be around 300 dpi
(c.) If your artwork is selected as a finalist an image of the work may be printed in the Art Awards catalogue. Please note that the catalogue is printed in an A5 format so please consider this when sizing your images
(d.) If your artwork is a video work you must provide a still in .jpg format

3. Supporting written statement about the artwork Maximum 500 words
– Describe the body of work that you are currently working on and your motivations for taking this direction
– Explain how you would benefit from the experience of an overseas residency in general and, if appropriate, the ISCP, Altes Spital or Vermont residencies in particular
– Explain techniques and/or concepts used towards making the entered artwork
– Contextualise the entered artwork within broader artistic or cultural movements or traditions

Applicants are advised that judgments are made on the basis of the submitted image(s) or uploaded video file rather than the strength of the supporting written material.

4. Applicants may also choose to supply a small artistic portfolio of a further two or three works contextualising the artwork entered for the awards. The contextual portfolio artworks should have been made in the same period as the entered artwork to foreground a development or an articulation in the artist’s practice. This is not a requirement of entry.

5. For video artworks, in addition to digital still, a full video must be supplied via a password-protected URL link (e.g. Youtube, Vimeo etc.) or via a file delivery service (e.g. WeTransfer, DropBox etc.)

Keep a copy of the Wallace Art Awards Terms and Conditions and BSR Terms and Conditions for your own records.

Application Deadline 5pm, 23 July 2018 (NZ time) no late applications will be accepted