Wallace Art Awards

CoCA is proud to present, for the first time in over ten years, the touring exhibition of the winners and finalists of the 2018 Wallace Art Awards.

Returning to Christchurch for the first time in over ten years, the Wallace Art Awards are one of New Zealand's premiere art awards, and the richest, this year totalling $275,000 in prizes, including residencies for six winners.

The winners and finalists exhibition tours the country, including the winners and a selected range of finalists, showcasing some of the finest contemporary art in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Wallace Arts Trust automatically adds the winning works to their permanent collection, often adding a number of finalist works as well. The works in the collection are never sold, generating one of the largest collections of contemporary art in New Zealand.