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Shortlisted for the Parkin Prize

I am giddy with excitement after having my oil painting The Ossuary shortlisted for the Parkin Prize.

The Parkin Drawing Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing. It promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making. Because I have made drawn marks in the oil painting, I submitted this painting. Artist’s hair, a bird’s nest, harakeke, a wedding dress, recycled wire, marble, and hand stitching were just some of the interesting materials used to create works shortlisted in this year's Parkin Drawing Prize.

The works will be showcased at the Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts (2 August – 11 September) and the winning submission will be selected and announced at the gala announcement of the Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition on Monday 1 August 2022. Fingers crossed!


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