Entries for the 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize are now invited. Artists are now encouraged to prepare for this year’s prestigious competition, which attracts a major cash prize of $20,000 and national recognition. Keep Reading
Chris Parkin and the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts invite all artists in New Zealand to submit drawings in the 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize. Enter here.
Musings on the Parkin Drawing Prize and what drawing can be, from established New Zealand still life artist Jonette Murray. Keep Reading
Jacqui refers to her work is a response to place, a visceral reaction to events and activities around me. Nature, the human condition, music, industrialisation and digitisation are all central themes and an entrance to my work. Long Echo is a meditation on altered nature where social and ecological systems clash. I’ve loosely referenced... Keep Reading
Jacqui Colley from Lower Hutt, has been announced the winner of the 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize sponsored by Chris Parkin, arts patron and philanthropist. Jacqui’s work Long Echo measuring 2.4 metres by 1.2 metres is a drawing etched on aluminium using acid and a combination of black oil pigment, was chosen as the winner from an impressive 463... Keep Reading
The judging panel consisting of recognised art practitioners, collectors, and academics have been selected for 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize national competition.The prestigious award attracting a major prize of $20,000 was launched six years ago by Chris Parkin, arts patron, philanthropist and former owner of Museum Art Hotel in Wellington. Keep Reading
When I was first trying to write this I had the most massive mind blank. To have my work all across the internet is a lot of pressure for an artist. There are so many judging critics out there and you can't help but want to please everyone. I’ve learnt over the years that it's not possible to please everyone, that there’s always going to be someone Keep Reading