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Tanea Heke - art award judge at Art Shows Across Aotearoa

Tanea Heke MNZM, Ngāpuhi nui tonu, Ngāti Rangi, Te Uri Taniwha, Ngāti Hineira, will be our celebrity at The Wellington Art Show this April!


Charismatic luminary of the NZ Arts scene and well-known Wellington star of stage and screen, most recently seen in the movie ‘Cousins’ and the drama 'After The Party', Tanea will be selecting one artist to receive The Celebrity Choice Award at The Wellington Art Show VIP Preview on Friday 19 April.

 Tanea has an illustrious 25 year+ involvement in the arts sector as a creative and administrator. Tanea is the Producer of Hāpai Productions - a mana wāhine, kaupapa Māori theatre company she and Nancy Brunning set up in 2013.  She is currently mentor for the Māori Arts Interns Programme run by Toi Māori, a Board member of Track Zero (bringing art and science together to inspire transformative climate action) and Te Tumu Toi – The Arts Foundation (Arts Laureate programme). Tanea is Tumuaki of Toi Whakaari and in 2022 Tanea was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to the arts and Māori.

Hann Construction - celebrity choice sponsor of the Christchurch Art Show as part of Art Shows Across Aotearoa

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

With the help of Christchurch celebrity Chris Lynch - who does a smashing job of selecting his pick of the artists at The Christchurch Art Show. Hann Construction sponsors the Celebrity Choice winner who receives a 5-panel exhibition pack for the following year's art show.

the Hann Construction Celebrity Choice AWARD

Celebrity choice award winner at the Christchurch Art Show as part of Art Shows Across Aotearoa
Pictured is this year's recipient pastel artist Nicola Reif with Chris Lynch on her left and Jake Hann on the right.

Hann Construction celebrity Choice Award - Winners

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