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Applications open for NZ Art Show

Applications are now open to the NZ Art Show, one of New Zealand's premier art events and a hub of artistic curiosity for more than 10,000 art lovers each year.

“We exist because we want every New Zealander to own a piece of original New Zealand art,” say organisers.

Jason Courtis, otherwise known as roOm, partner Holly Thomas, and Holly Tong and Runa Kuru made up four Gisborne artists who exhibited, and sold, their work at the NZ Art Show in Wellington last year.

In 2019, more than 10,500 people walked through Wellington's TSB Arena doors, and bought more than $1.3 million in artworks — a record in the show's 16-year history.

“The quality of the artwork showcased at the NZ Art Show is comparable to any of the international art fairs,” said the show's executive director Carla Russell.

“It's encouraging that thousands of New Zealanders see the merit in attending the NZ Art Show and have the confidence to invest in art and the arts community.”

For more information and an application form, visit https://tinyurl.com/scnpaue

RICHARD: Gisborne artist Jason Courtis's (roOm) macrophotograph, Richard, was part of a collection of pieces he exhibited at the NZ Art Show last year. One of roOm's pieces was nominated as one of the 10 people's choices. Picture by Jason Courtis