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Paul Izzard Celebrity Choice AWARd 2024

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Paul Izzard - renowned designer and founder of Izzard Design Studio – will be bringing his enthusiasm and expertise to the role of Celebrity Choice Judge for the Auckland Art Show during the VIP Preview at the Viaduct Event Centre from 5pm Friday 12 July!


Being the recipient of numerous awards and accolades himself over the years, as a Celebrity Choice Judge Paul will gain a whole new perspective on the bestowing of award accolades. During the VIP Preview Paul will have free range to choose one body of work from the hundreds of artists exhibiting thousands of artworks at the show and presenting the selected artist with the Celebrity Choice Award on the spot!

Undaunted at the prospect, Paul feels that his deep and creative understanding of how designed spaces influence human experiences and behaviour, will transfer across to the key role works of art play in the whole circumstance.

We are looking forward to seeing who Paul selects as the winning artist at our VIP Preview 12th July - Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland!


tanea heke Celebrity Choice AWARd 2024


Tanea Heke - charismatic luminary of the New Zealand arts sector and well-known Wellington star of stage and screen – brought her Celebrity sparkle to the Wellington Art Show VIP Preview on Friday 19 April at the amazing Takina Events Centre.


Tasked with choosing one artist’s body of work from the mass display on exhibition - to receive the Tanea Heke Celebrity Choice Award 2024 for Wellington – Tanea rose to the occasion – her eye caught initially by an impressively large and powerful semi-abstract landscape! Her choice of talented Sean Beldon as the 2024 winner was a popular one.


Later in the evening one of Sean’s smaller works went on to be selected as Regional Finalist of the Stuff Art Aotearoa Gold Award by a national judging panel. From very large to very small Sean’s talented works epitomise Art Shows Across Aotearoa ART FOR EVERYONE philosophy. Congratulations to Sean and a huge thankyou to our talented Celebrity Tanea Heke starring creatively once again in the arts sector. More about Tanea here...

the Hann Construction Celebrity Choice AWARD 2024

Canterbury based company Hann Construction have been the champions behind our Christchurch Celebrity Choice Award since 2019!

Hann Construction sponsors the Celebrity Choice winner, who receives a 5-panel exhibition pack for the following year's art show.

Christchurch Media celebrity Chris Lynch selects the artist who wins this amazing award! This year pastel artist Nicola Reif impressed Chris with her skill base and beautifully rendered works. Chris is an extremely  popular celebrity judge with The Christchurch Art Show and you can view his 2024 choice video online to the right.

Hann Construction - celebrity choice sponsor of the Christchurch Art Show as part of Art Shows Across Aotearoa
Celebrity choice award winner at the Christchurch Art Show as part of Art Shows Across Aotearoa
Pictured is The Christchurch Art Show 2024 recipient pastel artist Nicola Reif with Chris Lynch on her left and Jake Hann on the right.

the celebrity Choice Award - past Winners

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