New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront
27 February 2020
31 May 2020
10:30am - 4:30pm
New Zealand’s premier portrait prize returns in 2020.
Finalists have been announced. Click here to view the selection.
The Adam Portraiture Award is a biennial competition for painted portraits of New Zealanders, by New Zealanders and presents a breadth of responses to identity, and representation.
This year, our judges (Karen Quinlan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, and Linda Tyler, convenor of Museums and Cultural Heritage at the University of Auckland) will select finalists from a record number of entries, and from these an overall winner and runner-up will be chosen.
The winner of the Adam Portraiture Award will be announced on February 26, and will receive a $20,000 top prize. Runner-up will receive $2,500.
The exhibition opens to the public on February 27. Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award, the winner of which will receive $2,500.
The Adam Portraiture Award would not be possible without the support of The Adam Foundation and their generous sponsorship of our prizes.
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