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.