20th Wallace Art Awards Finalist Travelling Exhibition

6 September 2011 – 16 October 2011, Drawing Room, Ballroom, Morning Room, AV Room

The 20th Wallace Art Awards 2011, with prizes amounting to over $165,000, were presented on Monday 5 September by Auckland Mayor Len Brown at The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre. The Awards are the longest surviving and largest of their kind in New Zealand. They differ from other important New Zealand art prizes in that they aim to provide challenging opportunities and broadening experiences to the four major winners by way of residencies at top-class international institutions.

The Wallace Arts Trust received 559 entries from which 117 entries were selected as finalists. Sixty-one finalists were chosen for the Travelling Show and the balance was represented in the Salon des Refusés.  The Awards were judged by three distinguished New Zealand artists – Philip Trusttum, Sara Hughes and Peter Gibson-Smith.




Akiko Diegel
Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award
Akiko receives a 6 month-residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, USA.


Brydee Rood
Fulbright Wallace Trust Award
Brydee receives a 3 month-residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, USA.

Matt Ellwood
The Kaipara Foundation Wallace Trust Award
Matt receives a 3 month-residency at the Altes Spital in Solothurn, Switzerland

Bronwynne Cornish
Wallace Development Award
Bronwynne receives a 2 month-residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Vermont, USA.

Emil McAvoy
Ist Runner Up Award
Emil is awarded $2,000 cash

Anita Levering
2nd Runner Up Award
Anita is awarded $2,000 cash 

Philip Dadson
Jury Award
This prize is non-monetary


The People’s Choice Award, worth $500, will be decided after the Travelling Exhibition has finished its leg at The Dowse on 4 December.


Emil McAvoy
First Runner Up Award

Emil McAvoy won with his work Helen. Emil receives $2,000.


Emil McAvoy

Archival pigment on Hahnemuehle paper
Original source: photographer and date unknown
National Publicity Studios
Copyright Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga
Wellington, [AAQT, 6418, 29]

Anita Levering
Second Runner Up Award



Anita Levering won with her work Sap Green on Paynes Grey. Anita receives $2,000.


Anita Levering
False Flat – Sap Green on Paynes Grey
Acrylic and watercolour on linen

Philip Dadson
Jury Award

The Jury chose Philip Dadson’s Headstamps II: Homage to the Silk Road for special mention.
Philip Dadson
Headstamps II: Homage to the Silk Road
DVD video/sound, 5.00 minutes
20th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2011: Exhibition of Winners and Selected Finalists catalogues including Director’s introduction, judges details, and extended information about the Awards are available from reception or the Gallery Shop for $15. All proceeds are reinvested into the Wallace Arts Trust and aid in the funding of the operation of the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre at the Pah Homestead.
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