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Enter now for the Art Awards 2024!

Since 2013, Friends of Pātaka have run a hugely successful art awards initiative for artists living, working and/or studying in the Porirua area. 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. 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
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 Pātaka

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. For further details please read the Conditions of Entry.

You can enter your artwork in the Art Awards by using our new online application form: ONLINE ENTRY FORM.
For the full process, see: How to apply and prepare an artwork for the Art Awards, step by step.

The deadline for registration is Friday 12 July 2024, with an entry fee of $10 for students, $20 all others. Artworks are submitted on 21-22 July for exhibition at Pātaka Art+Museum, which opens a few days later and continues for seven weeks.

12 July 2024: Registration/entry form due
21-22 July: Artworks to be submitted to Pātaka Reception between 11.30am and 4pm each day
25 July, 6pm: Exhibition opening /Awards announced
26 July-15 September: Exhibition open
15 September, 2pm: Viewers’ Choice Award announced
17-18 September: Collection of unsold artworks from Pātaka Reception between 11.30am and 4pm each day

Any queries, please email [email protected]

ART AWARDS GALLERIES: 20132014201520162017201820192020 2022

All past Friends of Pātaka Art Awards winner