Mahara Arts Review

Calling all Kapiti & Horowhenua Artists. It’s that time for the Mahara Arts Review 2019!

We’re really looking forward to seeing your entries for this very popular selected exhibition, awards, and celebration for the Kāpiti and Horowhenua arts community.

We are pleased to programme this event to kick off the Kāpiti Arts Trail 2019 and have scheduled a later opening time and awards celebration at 6 pm on Saturday 2nd November in the hope that most Trail artists can attend. This year all entry fees and gallery sales commission will support the Mahara Redevelopment project.

Please share this throughout your networks to any artists in the region that may be interested in entering.


Will be made by selectors Vicki Robson and Jim Gorman.
$1,000 Open Award
$500 Highly Commended Award
$300 Student Award
$200 3D Award
$200 2D Award
$200 Special Merit Award
$200 People’s Choice Award

Eligible work:
Original work in any medium, completed since October 2018 by an artist living, working or studying in the Kāpiti/Horowhenua region (as defined by Council boundaries). One entry per artist may be submitted.

Please have a read of the entry form criteria carefully and key dates this year are as follows. Entry forms can be collected from Mahara Gallery.

KEY DATES to mark in your diary: 
Entries delivered to Mahara Gallery 10am -4pm Tuesday to Saturday, 1-4pm Sunday: Tuesday 8 to Sunday 13 October
Letter of notification sent: from Tuesday 15 October
Non-selected work can be collected 10am -4pm Tuesday to Saturday, 1-4 pm Sunday: Friday 18 to Sunday 27 October
Exhibition & Awards ceremony opens: Saturday 2 November at 6 pm
People’s Choice Award Presentation: Saturday 7 December 11 am
Exhibition closes: Sunday 8 December
Collection of unsold art work 10 am–4 pm Tuesday to Saturday, 1-4 pm Sunday: Tuesday 10 to Sunday 22 December 2019

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