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Art Awards

2022 is a Friends of Pātaka Art Awards year! 
These biennial awards are open to artists living, working and/or studying in the Porirua area. A range of prizes is offered:

Open Award$1,000 – Sponsored by the Smith Family
Highly Commended Award$750 – Sponsored by Tommy’s Real Estate Mana
Jane Hyder Painting Award$750 – Sponsored by Jane Hyder
Creativity and Promise ScholarshipA six-month Level 4 Certificate at the Learning Connexion
First Time Entry Award$500 – Sponsored by Leina Isno
Viewers’ Choice Award$500 – Sponsored by Friends of Pataka

Many of the Friends of Pātaka Art Awards winners have gained the confidence to further their art and those who win the Open Award are supported to use the facilities at Pātaka as the Artist in Residence for a month. 

Entries are through submission of an original artwork completed within 24 months of the date of entry. All entries must be available for purchase. One work per artist. Entry fee is $10 for students, $20 all others. For further details please read the Conditions of Entry.


 6 August 2022: Registration/entry form due

21-22 August: Artworks to be submitted to Pātaka Reception between 10am and 4pm each day

23-24 August: Installation of exhibition

25 August, 6pm: Exhibition opening /Awards announced

26 August-30 October: Exhibition open

30 October: Viewers’ Choice Award announced

31 October-5 November: Collection of unsold artworks

Any queries, please email

How to enter an artwork in the Art Awards

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All past Friends of Pātaka Art Awards winners