April 29, 2021
Strong showing for king’s portrait award
Whakairo, korowai and ceramic sculptures feature alongside paintings and photographs in the final 50 for the first portraiture award in honour of Kiingi Tuheitia.
The award, a collaboration between the Office of the Kiingitanga and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata, asked emerging Māori artists to create portraits of their tūpuna.
The winner of the $20,000 top prize will be announced on May 27 and the exhibition will run at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata in Shed 11 on Wellington’s waterfront from May 28 to August 15.
Entries can be seen online at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery site.
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