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22nd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2013
The Annual Wallace Art Awards aim to support, promote and expose New Zealand contemporary art and artists. Sir James Wallace established the Annual Wallace Art Awards 22 years ago. These awards are now the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, with a value amounting to over $190,000. They differ from other important New Zealand art prizes in that they aim to provide challenging opportunities and broadening experiences to the four major winners by way of residencies at top-class international institutions. Many of the Finalist and Award-winning works are purchased by the Trust each year to add to the Collection.
The Awards are given for contemporary New Zealand painting, sculpture, video, drawing and unique photography and print to encourage and develop the visual arts in New Zealand, and in particular to reward artists creating outstanding work.
This year's judges were Warwick Brown, Rhana Devenport, Peter Panyoczki, Robin Woodward and Terry Stringer.
(Reproduced from the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre website.)
02/09/2013, a selection of views and artworks from the 22nd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2013 at TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre.