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Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards - Exhibition & Public Talk


Wed 19 Jun 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Thu 20 Jun 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Fri 21 Jun 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 22 Jun 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 23 Jun 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, 12 Bruce St, Masterton, Wairarapa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Aratoi

Molly Morpeth Canaday Award is one of NZ's most vibrant contemporary art awards. It is dedicated to excellence across contemporary and traditional painting genres.

The exhibition of the 12 award-winning works at Aratoi marks the first time this national award has come to the Wairarapa.

Exhibition continues until 23 June 2019.

Heather Hourigan, Coordinator of the 2019 Award, will speak at Aratoi for the opening.
Opening and public talk: Thursday 11 April, 5pm

In partnership with Whakatāne District Council.

This year, there was a record number of over 500 entries, with 78 Finalists.

Australian art academic and critic Dr Christopher McAuliffe was the international guest judge of the final award winners.

John Brown is the recipient of the 2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Trust Major Award ($10,000 prize) for his work 'The Battle for Tuber'.

Pictured: Seeking Connections by Lea-Anne Sheather, of Whakatāne (detail).
Sheather received the Arts Whakatāne Highly Commended Award ($1,000).