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2024 Artist pack application - Christchurch

Use the form below to apply for an artist pack for the 2024 year at The Christchurch Art Show 2024 at Te Pae, the fabulous new Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Friday 8 March, opening night. Saturday 9 March - Sunday 10 March, show days 2024 at the  Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre, Te Pae, 188 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011.

 Information about artist packs, pricing, and terms and conditions are all on this application form. Our ceiling price for work in our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch shows is ten thousand dollars for all works excepting large sculpture, which has no price ceiling applied. Please note that there is no price ceiling for our 2024 Queenstown show. For all shows we expect work to be priced in an affordable manner for today’s economy and for artists to cover a low, medium and higher range price bracket with their pricing.

Applications close when we have filled our floorplan capacity and we advertise when we are about to close on our social media platforms.

We appreciate all applications made to us. Please contact us if you need any help in completing the online form:
Phone - 022 100 7644 (Kate)

or 022 658 2960 (John)
Email - or

Contact Details
Artist Pack Details

Please select the Artist pack below that you wish to apply for. Panels are 2.3 H x 1.2 W, are velcro receptive and are a soft black colour.

Limited storage space will be allocated to artists closer to the event. Artists may have an assistant for installation and show days. We do not have an option for artist assistants to be present on opening night.

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We have options available for artist assistants to work as white glovers employed by The Art Show. This is a new innovation for us to assist artists in 2024. Tick a box below to indicate if you are interested in finding out how your assistant is able to white glove. A fee for working as art show support staff will be paid to your contracted assistant post show.
Please check any additional items that you would like to purchase. We reccomend spotlights with your panels.
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JPEG or PNG Images - for promotional purposes

By uploading these images to us you are agreeing to The Art Show's use of your images for promotional purposes for all our art shows. We require at least 3 digital images of your work. Important please label your jpeg file with your last name and name of the name of art work. eg: Smithsunrise

 The images that you upload to us are to give us an example of the type of work that you intend to exhibit.

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Short Bio

We request a short bio and a website address. Please include the titles of the images loaded above with the price range of your work and the size (H x W).

Delivery Details

Please pick which option you intend to use for The Christchurch Art Show 2024:

Option 1. I will bring my work with me to the 2024 show and take all unsold work with me on my departure.

Option 2. I will courier my work to The Christchurch Art Show 2024 on the date supplied and unpack when I arrive. I will repack unsold work for return courier. All artwork that is couriered back to the artist post show will be sent via the arrangements made in the Welcome Pack as per each individual show. If you accept our terms and conditions you accept our method arranged for couriering and ticketing. In some instances, you may be charged for using our courier.

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Payment Terms

Payment for artist packs is 40% of the total on acceptance and a second payment of the balance four months out from the scheduled show date.

For artists with financial constraints please email to ask us about payment packages.

Application Fee

An application fee of $25 incl. GST is required to confirm your booking. When you click the Pay & Apply button you will be taken to a checkout where you can pay your application fee straightaway via credit card. 

Expect a response from The Christchurch Art Show to your application within 30 days of our receiving it. We thank you for your application. 

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TERMS - 2024 ThE Art show

Read the terms and conditions well and make sure you understand them before you submit your application to us as this agreement forms a legal contract with The Art Show.

General Information for the Artist

Please note the term “The Art Show” refers to all our art show events; Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Wellington. 

  • There is no price ceiling for large sculpture. The price ceiling for all other work is $10,000.

  • Commission for large sculpture is 40% and no charge for space. 

  • The commission unless otherwise stated is 25%.

  • The Art Show will act as an agent for the artist for the duration of the show.

  • Ownership of the artworks will remain the artists until sold.

  • All work accepted into The Art Show may be reproduced by The Art Show for advertising purposes.

  • Art work and artists may be filmed/photographed for advertising purposes for all our art shows while they are present at the art show.

  • All work is for sale.

  • Artwork must be not more than three years old. Excluding giclee and reproductions of originals.

  • All work entered must be the work of a living artist and must be entered by the artist/creator of the work – the exception being if the entity entering is an arts body. The arts body must show that all artists exhibiting with them have agreed to do so and that they in turn, agree with our terms and conditions.

  • All work must be the artist’s own work/inspiration/intellectual property.

  • A single piece of wall hung work must be no heavier than 8kgs.

  • All 2D wall hung work is to be framed. The exception being object art, canvas art and aluminium prints and print rack prints.

  • Any items that the artist is setting up in front of their panels on the floor space need to be approved by The Art Show. This is to ensure that items are not blocking your neighbouring artists panels – or are a health & safety issue for passage around the show.

  • All works required to be signed by the artist where possible.

  • All electrical appliances used at the show and/or for sale must have an up to date test and tag. 

  • All work accepted into The Art Show may be reproduced by The Art Show for advertising purposes.

  • All electrical appliances used at the show and/or for sale must have an up to date test and tag. 

  • Artworks must fit the dimensions of your Artist Pack/3D Pack.

  • Original and Open Edition Prints - only one copy of an original edition on display at any time. The edition number must be visible with no adjustments - or the information must be with an attached certificate of authenticity. Only one work of an open edition on exhibition at any one time. Artists must take care to have the correct information about a print recorded on the sales tag/back of work – if the work is an original print, etching, giclee, limited edition, open edition, reproduction or other. A certificate of authenticity is advised for these works. We want the customer to have the correct information about what type of print they are purchasing.

  • If an artist sells out of their stocked artwork during the show, then that space/panels become the property of The Art Show to use. An artist may not pass their artist pack onto another artist without authority from The Art Show. 

  • The Art Show reserves the right to remove any artwork from the show even if the work has been previously accepted.

  • Terms and conditions can be subject to change.

Payments and Insurance


  • We have no exclusion or restriction of trade policy, and we applaud the artist’s right to exhibit where they may. If you apply to our show we expect you to exhibit with us if you application is successful. There is a no refund policy once fees are paid, and payment is expected on the due date. 

  • Payment for artist packs is required in two parts. The first part payment is 40% on invoice when accepted into the show and the second part is the balance four months prior to the scheduled show date.  If you wish to put a payment plan into action please contact John

  • Application fee of $25 incl. GST is non-refundable. Artist pack fees are also non-refundable. 

  • The Art Show will retain the agreed commission of the sales price of each painting and will pay the balance to artists. GST registered artists will be responsible to return GST output Tax in their GST return.

  • Payments to artists are paid once a reconciliation post show has been submitted to the artist and acknowledged by the artist as correct.

  • Commissions that artists receive at the show or as a result of being in the show must be declared as a sale to the show so that The Art Show can retain its agreed commission. 

  • All work must be labelled correctly on the triplicate receipt supplied for the sales desk to allow for a sales reconciliation post show.

  • Insurance of Artworks - is the artist’s responsibility at the show and in transit. We will endeavour to handle your work with care and respect, but the insurance of artwork is the artist’s responsibility. Please realise, if any damage or loss occurs it is at the artist’s own risk.

  • If your assistant is working the show as art show support staff they will be paid the agreed rate post-show along with any artist payments reconciled. Your assistant must abide by the art show requirements for support staff. (Please note this new offering is a work in progress and we are looking at making the position as a contractor position if possible, so artists can be paid all revenue and manage the best option for themselves). This is a significant credit and will benefit artists and improve the quality of our white gloving on the sales floor. Artists who are exhibiting with the shows are exempt from this position. There are a limited number of positions available. 

  • We will have cancellation and abandonment insurance policies in place for all our events. Any successful claim on this policy would mean that all artists would be refunded their artist pack costs accordingly. Please note that this does not cover all eventualities. Covid-19 is not covered by insurance.

  • If the art show event is postponed for any reason your artist pack will be forwarded to the new date.

  • The Art Show is subject to all government regulations.

Delivery & Removal of Artwork


  • Artists who intend to deliver and pick up works will need to do so on the dates arranged by The Art Show. We are not responsible for work delivered outside the given dates and times. As we provide you with delivery and pick up information, we expect you to take note of it and act on it.

  • All unsold work to be collected and removed from the event venue by the artist on the date and times selected by The Art Show. We are not responsible for work left behind.

  • 3D Work - heavy, large or needing assemblage will be the artist’s responsibility to install and deliver to the event site. It is also the artist’s responsibility to uninstall the work and to remove it and arrange delivery to the purchaser.

  • All artwork that is couriered back to the artist post show will be sent via the arrangements made in the Welcome Pack as per each individual show. If you accept our terms and conditions you accept our method arranged for couriering and ticketing. In some instances you may be charged for using our courier.

  • All works being couriered to The Art Show should be couriered to arrive on the receiving days and address as outlined in your Welcome Pack.

  • Full instructions for the 2024 Art Show will be made available to selected artists in your Welcome Pack. (This will include all dates, payments, courier details, labelling and general show details). Your Welcome Pack will be made available to you if your application is successful.

The cash and carry concept

The Art Show is a cash and carry art show. Sold artwork (except for heavy sculpture and award works) leaves the building with the purchaser. Work is hung and displayed on your artist pack panels. Your excess work is stored onsite and as artwork is sold and moves on with the purchaser your stored work replaces the sold work in your exhibition. This means that the show is constantly rotating. The movement of artwork is dictated by the movement of sales. We advise artists to make sure that they provide enough extra work to replace their sold work.

Artists who are required to be present to promote their own work and curate their own work. Please display your own catalogue, business cards and promotional materials.

The Art Show has full control and the final say in the hanging and exhibition of all works and promotional materials in the show. The Art Show retains the right to remove any unwanted material. The movement of artworks in a cash and carry show is initiated by the purchaser and because of this we cannot guarantee that all the artworks supplied will be on exhibit. ​

The Art Show Awards 2024

Art awards for the 2024 year to be announced.


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