The Parkin Prize is a national drawing award and an annual exhibition held at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. Each year the winning entry will be purchased and added to a unique collection of drawings by New Zealand artists.
The Parkin Prize is valued at $20,000 and is New Zealand’s premier award for drawing.
The Parkin Prize promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making. Drawing ‘lives through magic’ claimed New York artist Keith Haring, and The Parkin Prize will seek to capture the spirit of invention, risk and discovery that is fundamental to drawing and making art.
The winner will be announced 5.30pm, Friday 26 July 2013 to coincide with a public exhibition showcasing all finalists’ works to be held at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington.
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