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2019 Emerging Artist Award - Listen


Entries are now open to all emerging artists across all media types.

Email gallery@upstairs.org.nz for a registration form

Registration closes Monday 2 Sep 4pm

The work of 10 deserving finalists will be exhibited in The Upstairs Gallery, and
3 will be awarded with prizes.

First Prize $2000
Runner-up $1000
People’s Choice $500

To continue to show how art is closely aligned with the artists’ mental health and also of those who view it we have a new theme, LISTEN.
Our aim is to continue to focus on mental health, and we hope to again provoke discussion and reduce the stigma which sadly still prevails. This year’s awards also coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week which runs from 23 – 29 September.

Use your creativity to showcase how we can truly LISTEN and support those with mental health.

Let your imagination run wild by submitting a work of art that cultivates listening and understanding, helps people become more aware of their own emotions, and more receptive to the emotions of others.

We are so proud of last years Emerging Artist Award first prize winner, Nour Houssan. Through pure talent and determination, Nour is on her way to France after being accepted to study painting at renowned Studio Escalier in Angers, France.

We are so proud of last years Emerging Artist Award first prize winner, Nour Houssan. Through pure talent and determination, Nour is on her way to France after being accepted to study painting at renowned Studio Escalier in Angers, France.