Judge Misal Adnan Yildiz has selected 34 entries as finalists for this year’s National Contemporary Art Award managed by Waikato Museum. The finalists include Whitecliffe Associate HOD Fine Arts Matt Ellwood, Lecturer Yoon Tae Kim, Tiger Murdoch (Lecturers Matt Dowman & Kelly Pretty) and MFA candidate Oliver King.
The winner and merit award winners of the National Contemporary Art Award will be announced on Friday 2 September at Waikato Museum. The exhibition will open from Saturday 3 September until Sunday 4 December 2016. The winner of the 2016 National Contemporary Art Award will receive $20,000 from the major sponsors, Chow Hill and Tompkins Wake. Three merit awards of $1000 each will be awarded from the Friends of Waikato Museum, Random Art Group and David’s Emporium.
We wish Matt, Oliver and Yoon Tae the best of luck for the final round.