Poppy Lekner has won the 2020 Parkin Drawing Prize and a $25,000 cash prize – sponsored by Chris Parkin, arts patron and philanthropist. Poppy’s work ‘Forward Slash’ was chosen as the winner from an impressive 482 entries nationwide and 76 finalists. Poppy says she is overwhelmed with the award. “I am truly blown away to be the... Keep Reading
Congratulations to the 2020 winner of the Parkin Drawing Prize
Poppy Lekner from Wellington has been named winner for her artwork, Forward Slash.
Poppy's work ‘Forward Slash’, an A4 drawing using the left and right index finger on Brother typewriter, was chosen as the winner from an impressive 482 entries nationwide and 76 finalists at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts’ Academy Galleries on Monday 3 August 2020.
See and purchase artworks from:
Parkin Drawing Prize Exhibition 2020
4 August - 30 August 2020. New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts
1 Queens Wharf, Wellington, NZ
Hours: 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.
Parking Drawing Prize 2020 continues
This year’s Parkin Drawing Prize has remained open despite the COVID 19 lock down. There has been no human contact during the entry or selection of finalists phases. The competition will proceed in line with our original timeline. Selection of the winner and merit recipients will be able to proceed. This is irrespective of whether there are restrictions on the Academy Galleries being able to show an exhibition to the public. We regularly reviewed the situation based on Government and Ministry of Health advice. No scenario has affected the entries, the close off date, or the selection of finalists and winner. We encourage you to come and see the exhibition during August 2020.
Stay safe and well.
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Finalists announced for 2020 Parkin Drawing Prize Recycled pantyhose, korari sticks and bed sheets are just some of the interesting materials used to create works shortlisted in the 2020 Parkin Drawing Prize. The competition attracted an impressive 482 entries, of which 76 have been selected for the short-list. The national drawing... Keep Reading
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