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Wallace Art Awards, 2011

Wallace Art Awards, 2011

Visitors to Lower Hutt's Dowse Art Museum contemplate 'Pulse' by Peata Larking, an entry in the 2011 Wallace Art Awards. The annual Wallace Art Awards were inaugurated in 1992 by Auckland businessman and philanthropist Sir James Wallace to 'support, promote and expose contemporary New Zealand art and artists'. All visual art forms are eligible, and the competition receives several hundred entries each year. The finalists are exhibited at various New Zealand public galleries.

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Mark Derby, 'Awards and prizes - Visual arts, music and theatre awards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Apr 2020