This Art Award
The Parkin Prize is valued at $20,000 and is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing.
The Parkin Prize promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making.
Drawing is a fundamental act – thinking and making, seeing and imagining. (Gregory O’Brien)
The Parkin Prize is a national award and an annual exhibition held at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. Each year the winning entry will be purchased and added to a unique collection of drawings by New Zealand artists.
The Parkin Prize has been established by Chris Parkin, an arts patron and owner of New Zealand’s only boutique art hotel – Museum Art Hotel in Wellington.
The award is open to anyone who lives permanently in New Zealand or has New Zealand citizenship.
Drawing ‘lives through magic’ claimed New York artist Keith Haring, and The Parkin Prize will seek to capture the spirit of invention, risk
The competition, in association with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, aims to play an important role in fostering drawing practice.
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In 2013, the winning submission to receive the prize of $20,000 will be judged and selected by Associate Professor and Head of the School of Fine Arts at Massey University, Heather Galbraith. Finalists will be pre-selected by an Advisory Panel.
The winner will be announced 5.30pm, Friday 26 July 2013 to coincide with a public exhibition showcasing all finalists’ works to be held at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington.