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Selected as a finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 2019

I’m having a good week! I found out that my painting ‘Cluster’ has been shorlisted for the 2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - for Painting and Drawing.

This is the first time I have entered, and there were more than 500 entries this year, so I’m feeling pretty proud of myself right now!

Cluster 2018 - selected by the judges to show in the 2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday, Painting and Drawing exhibition.

Cluster 2018 - selected by the judges to show in the 2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday, Painting and Drawing exhibition.


The finalist works will be exhibited in Whakatene, at Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi – Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre

Winners will be announced on 16th February 2019

Exhibition open to the public: Sunday 17th February 2019 - Sunday 7th April 2019.

If you are interested to know more about this competition, read below - and if you realllllly want more, click on the purple link!

2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - Painting and Drawing 

The 2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award - Painting and Drawing is presented by Arts Whakatāne and Whakatāne Museum and Arts. Founded by the Whakatane District Community Arts Council (Arts Whakatāne), the MMCA is one of New Zealand's longest running and most vibrant national contemporary art awards. The Molly Morpeth Canaday Trust is the primary award sponsor. Up for grabs by New Zealand artists – both emerging and established – is over $20,000 in awards, including the $10,000 MMCA Major Award, $4,000 Akel Shulte Award and $2,500 Craig’s Investment Partners Youth Award. 

Award details
This non-acquisitive award is dedicated to excellence across contemporary and traditional painting genres. The Award has developed over 28 years and sits credibly within the New Zealand arts community. A high standard of work is selected to form the exhibition from nation wide entries by three pre-selection judges
For participants, the award offers professional development opportunities for artists by showcasing their practice to peers, collectors, critics, museum curators, the media and the community at large.
Presented by Arts Whakatāne and Whakatāne Museum and Arts,

Our Vision
To encourage and celebrate the development of painting and drawing on a national level and reward artists who create outstanding works.
To exhibit painting and drawing to the public and provide a forum within which works can be viewed, studied and evaluated.

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