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EXHIBIT with us!

Curate your own work

Grow your arts business

Meet and mix with a community

of like-minded people!  

At Art Shows Across Aotearoa we welcome a diversity of work from artists to showcase to the public. Large sculpture, artisan jewellery, textile art, object art, pottery and ceramics all have a place in our shows, along with all forms of large and small wall hung art. 

 

During our show days we encourage you to demonstrate your skills to the public as part of our ethos of 'Art for Everyone'. This is very popular with the viewing public.

  

  • Grow your national audience with five art shows across New Zealand.

  • All artists selected for our shows have an online profile with us designed to boost your social media presence and online sales.

  • Vibrant opening nights, corporate group hosting and pre-show VIP events attract your buyers to our upmarket venues.

  • Opportunity to participate in special SIGNATURE LARGE ART promotions.

  • Rare chance to exhibit large Sculpture works indoors on eye-catching plinths.

  • Faster bump-ins and three-day only shows designed to minimise your down-time.

  • Innovative option to reduce your costs by having your Show Assistant paid by us.

 

ART SHOWS ACROSS AOTEAROA

DO NOT HAVE EXCLUSION CLAUSES

our awardS

The Lawson's Dry Hills People's Choice award has a new twist in 2024 becoming the PINK People's Choice Awards.  An exciting concept for our top ten artworks.

Trusted professional art suppliers, Liquitex and Winsor & Newton will run their artist sponsorship awards at ALL our art show locations in 2024.

In 2024 we are introducing the Stuff Art Aoteoroa Gold Award - one of New Zealand's largest art prizes

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Example of New Zealand contemporary art exhibited at Art Shows Across Aotearoa NZ

Sculpture 'Sphere' by Ricks Terstappen

Example of New Zealand contemporary art exhibited at Art Shows Across Aotearoa NZ

Sculpture Pipe Dream by Steuart Welch

STATEMENT SCULPTURE

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Art Shows Across Aotearoa are seeking applications from sculptors whose work comes into the large category . . . for all our show locations. With STATEMENT SCULPTURE we are filling a gap that our customers have been asking us about. We are keen to have more large indoor and outdoor sculptural works on display in the great new venues that we are using in 2024.

With our new price range of under $200 to over $20,000 there is no price limit on STATEMENT SCULPTURES, we do however suggest that you keep your buyers in mind when pricing your work.  If you have images available of your STATEMENT SCULPTURES or of yourself at work in your forge or your shed out the back, then do send your images to us to be included in pre-show promotions.

STATEMENT SCULPTURES will partner well with our SIGNATURE LARGE ART paintings at all our shows throughout 2024. We have had a very positive response from artists keen to submit large paintings – generally exceeding 1500mm² in size, These have been selected from submissions made by painters already signed up to exhibit at all our art shows.

 

We now need Applications from sculptors who will have large works available for one or more of the Show dates below.

Applications can be made via the various locations or if you have questions regarding access, delivery and bumping-out or anything else not covered off on the application form, then please contact John.

CALLING ALL SCULPTORS!

make a statement!
 

APPLY NOW

 ART SHOWS ACROSS AOTEAROA 2024 Calendar 

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Auckland Art Show logo - one of the New Zealand's major art events run by Art Shows Across Aotearoa

The Viaduct Events Centre

Auckland Viaduct

 

12 -14 July 2024

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ARTISTS WE ARE 97% FULL!

WellingtonArt Show logo - one of the New Zealand's major art events run by Art Shows Across Aotearoa

​Tākina Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wellington

 ​19 - 21 April 2024

 

VIEW WEBSITE

CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS
Christchurch Art Show logo - one of the New Zealand's major art events run by Art Shows Across Aotearoa

​Te Pae Convention Centre,​ Central Christchurch

 

8 - 10 March 2024

VIEW WEBSITE 

APPLICATIONS OPEN MAY
Queenstown Art Show logo - one of the New Zealand's major art events run by Art Shows Across Aotearoa
CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

​Te Pūāhuru, Queenstown Events Centre, Frankton

 ​

25 - 28 October 2024

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STOP PRESS

 

$35,000 Value

ART AOTEAROA GOLD AWARD

     ENTER NOW     

We are excited to partner with STUFF to introduce this prestigious national Award which will run progressively throughout the 2024 show season across all four of our show locations in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Queenstown. One FINALIST and two Highly Commended artists will be progressively selected and announced at each Show throughout the year - with the ultimate WINNER being selected from these FOUR LOCATION FINALISTS after the final 2024 Show in Queenstown. It is going to be a suspense filled year!

Register for the AWARD when you apply to the SHOWS above.

If you are accepted to exhibit at multiple Locations you can enter the Award each time, increasing your chances of becoming a FINALIST and/or the overall WINNER.  An Entry Fee of $25 is required for each Award entry – these fees being applied to the administration and professional adjudication costs involved with a national award of this standing.

The STUFF ART AOTEAROA GOLD AWARD comprises of both cash and benefits allocated across the four Finalists and the ultimate Winner as follows:

EACH LOCATION FINALIST

 $1,000 CASH

Plus 5 Panel 2025 Exhibition Pack at that Location:

Exhibition Pack Value $1,500 each Finalist

OVERALL WINNER  

 $20,000 CASH

​Plus, a $1,500 STUFF advertising voucher

plus 5 Panel 2025 Exhibition Pack at each of the three other 2025 Show Locations:

Exhibition Pack Value $4,500 

Made possible only by the very generous sponsorship of STUFF MEDIA.

 

ALL ARTISTS – ESTABLISHED OR EMERGING ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENTER!

Stuff Logo - major art award sponsor for Art Shows Across Aotearoa NZ
Stuff Gold Aotearoa New Zealand art award.

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