The Parkin Drawing Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing. It promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making.

2024 Finalist have now been selected. 

Artists’ works have been selected as finalists for this year’s Parkin Drawing Prize. Congratulations.

The selection panel would like to pass on their best wishes and thanks for your submissions, wishing you well with your work and interest in the Parkin Drawing Prize now and for the future. On behalf of the Parkin Drawing Prize organisation and the NZ Academy of Fine Arts keep on drawing … we hope to see you submit to the Parkin Drawing Prize 2025.  READ MORE

Entry for the 2024 Parkin Prize is now closed.


Parkin Drawing Prize Exhibition 2024

6 August - 1 September 2024. New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts

1 Queens Wharf, Wellington, NZ. Daily 10am - 5pm

Entry is free - koha is appreciated.  

All the artworks are for sale, giving admirers and collectors the opportunity to purchase some wonderful pieces. 




2024 Parkin Drawing Prize Finalist

Jay Allen | Seed Vault, amid concerns of flooding

Duncan Anderson | Coffee at work, three times - 10:25, 12:08, 14:53, 03.11.23

Tom Armstrong | Creatures at the bottom

Dave Ashburn | Pencil Drawing

Melanie Badenhorst | The map of Africa lost

Jordan Barnes | Intrusions

Theodore Brookes | Early Days

David Brown | Iterations of Solace and Pleasure

Kata Brown | Artist’s Desk (From 10 Years Old)

Kara Burrowes | Castemblage

Beatrice Carlson | it flows blue

Warren Chilton | Study in Empathy No’1

Julia Christey | Silence of Birds

Linda Cook | The Painting Stripped Bare

Felix Conlan | Eye Opener

Kyla Cresswell | Wetland: Kōreti VI

Deborah Crowe | Sightline Shifts

Madeleine Cunliffe | Nothing Gold Can Stay

Michael De Bois | Between Binaries: an Abridged Gender Identity Spectrum

Cecilia Denén | Composition with landscape

Peter Derksen | Heatwave

Anita DeSoto | Her Peace of Pink and Bite of Justice, after Corrado

Sam Dollimore | Projecting, again

Cameron Drawbridge | Homage to John Drawbridge

Alice Fennessy | Sunday Morning

Nela Fletcher | Tumour ballet

Peter Force | Riot

Stuart Forsyth | If I had muscles, I’d be a better dad

Karl Fritsch | Freeling

Sandy Gibbs | E.1027 (two elevations)

Robyn Gibson | Len Lye and Leonardo da Vinci - Red Line Motion

Emily Harris | When Darkness Steals the Light

Sandra Heffernan | Life lines

Veronica Herber | Awareness, The key to it All II

Lesa Hepburn | Premonition

Jutta Humpfer | Play my Strings

Jutta Humpfer | Humba Tāterā

Glen Hutchins | Night Shift

Adrian Jackman | Field Recording

Raymond Jennings | Christo’s Studio

Ella Jones | The visual world is inexhaustable

Motoko Kikkawa | Many things happening behind us

Simon King | Waka Hourua

Verity Kindleysides | Ilsa 2 - The Yellow Wallpaper

Marie Lotz | The Red Sampler

Philip Madill | Soma

Tanya Milton | What the Persian carpet didn’t say

Lisa Matthys | Pick up

Rose Meyer | Tāmaki Makaurau’s 53 Volcanos

Laura Mirebeau | Dispersion // Connection

Birgit Moffatt | Shaping Identity

Jane Molloy-Wolt | The Darkest Nights

Jane Molloy-Wolt | Ink Script

Lisa Munnelly | Aether

Stef Naldi | Restless

Paul Nankivell | Pianola Passion

Gill Newland | Five Squares

Emma Page | Yellow Sketch

Robyn Penn | The world is not a collection of things, it is a collection of events. Lawn I

Samuel Pepper | Ted

Brie Rate | Purau reserve stairs

Debbie Reynolds | Footpath Finds

Vicky Robertson | Bills to Pay

Clark Roworth | Crush - from my sketchbook

David Shennan | Before Peace . . . Chaos

Anne Shirley | The Messages

Morag Stokes | Ostinato

Jarad Tom | Looking Out Through Nine Body Holes Drawn With My Mother Pen

Debbie Tubb | Obedient Resistance

Raewyn Turner & Brian Harris | In No Small Measure

Raewyn Turner | Your Name is Like Perfume

Anna Turnbull | Portrait (after Corot)

Guy van der Wilt | A house for Guy

Celia Walker | Drawing Breath

John Ward Knox No title

Clara Wells | Me, Him and the Seismograph

Kathryn Wightman | Disrupted




Wednesday 28 February 2024 

Entries opened.

Tuesday 4 June 2024

Entries closed 1pm. 

26 June 2024

Works shortlisted for the prize announced.

 Monday 15 July – Friday 26 July 2024 

Works shortlisted for the prize to arrive at the Academy by 4pm.

 5 August 2024

The winner will be announced at the official awards evening at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.

6 August – 1 September 2024 

The exhibition opens to the public.

Parkin Drawing Prize reserves the right to change any of the above dates.





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