2011 Top Award Winners: Akiko Diegel (Whitecliffe BFA 2005) & Matt Ellwood (Whitecliffe Senior Lecturer)
Join Sir James Wallace and the Wallace Arts Trust in celebrating The Pah Homestead’s upcoming exhibition ‘Twenty Years of Winners - The Wallace Art Awards Paramount Winners 1992-2011’.
Exhibition dates: 14 February - 22 April This significant exhibition describes twenty years of Paramount Award Winning artworks from the Wallace Art Awards.
The Paramount Award is a premier prize for New Zealand Artists who are awarded with a six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York (ISCP). The Award has given significant creditability and prospect to the winning artists who have all gone on to successful artistic careers, both nationally and internationally.
Sir James Wallace established the Annual Wallace Art Awards twenty years ago in 1992. The Awards are now the longest surviving and largest annual art awards of their kind in New Zealand, with a value amounting to over $165,000. They differ from other important New Zealand art prizes in that they aim to provide challenging opportunities and broadening experiences to the four major winners by way of residencies at top-class international institutions. Many of the Winners and Finalists of the Awards are purchased by the Trust each year to add to the Collection. This exhibition celebrates the past twenty Paramount Award Winners with an exhibition of the winning works at the Pah Homestead.