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The 2021 Pattillo

Whanganui Arts Review Award Winners announcement

The judge for the 2021 Pattillo Whanganui Arts Review is Reuben Friend Director of Pataka Art Gallery and Museum, Porirua

What the Arts Review can do for you

The Pattillo Whanganui Arts Review is created to showcase the Whanganui region’s artistic output each year, and as such is recognised as a great place to see what’s hot, what’s happening, who’s new, who’s still working and who’s simply had a go.

BE SEEN

Each year a radical mix of emerging and established, amateur and professional artists enter. Some of them are secondary or art school students, some highly experienced practitioners, others self-taught and others still at the very beginning of their journey in art. The selection process is blind – works are selected on their merit alone.

STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH OUR REGION’S ARTISTS

Every year a broad range of works are submitted, ranging from life-size classical recycled plastic sculptures to slip cast porcelain and absolutely everything in-between. Entrant ages range from 13 – 80 years old.

AGE DOESN’T MATTER, JUST DO YOUR THING

Such a wildly eclectic exhibition contains many surprises and delights and is amongst our most popular exhibitions each year.

SO MANY EYEBALLS!

Amongst the many visitors to the Arts Review exhibition are out of towners, drawn by Whanganui’s beautiful late summer weather, the Whanganui Walls festival (March 19 – 21) the Artist Open Studios weekends (last two weekends in March) and the Arts Review itself. As most of the Arts Review works are available for purchase, the exhibition attracts a lot of interest and every year we welcome, writers, journalists, editors, curators, dealers and collectors from all over New Zealand.

SELL YOUR WORK AND START YOUR OWN ART COLLECTION

The Whanganui Arts Review is New Zealand’s longest running, open call, community art exhibition and one of the last remaining two. Its reputation is widely known and respected.

A 33 YEAR HISTORY OF SHOWCASING ART AND SUPPORTING ARTISTS

Each year the Sarjeant Gallery invites an esteemed and highly regarded art world professional to judge the Arts Review. This person selects the 11 winners including the Open Award winner, who is offered the Pattillo Project for the following year.

GET NOTICED BY THE ART WORLD

There are 11 awards with prizes to win – from a Merit Award worth $200 to two Excellence Awards worth $1000 and the $6500 Open Award.

WIN SOME CASH

The largest prize is the Open Award, and every year this is the eagerly anticipated big reveal. It has been won in the past by professional artists and amateur artists alike, practising in almost every different media imaginable.

WIN THE OPEN AWARD AND BE INVITED TO BE THE PATTILLO PROJECT RECIPIENT

The Pattillo Project is a solo artist showcase in the Project Gallery at the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui the following year. The Pattillo Project recipient is supported by the Gallery team to bring to life an exhibition worthy of a major gallery.

HAVE A SOLO SHOW AT ONE OF NEW ZEALAND’S BEST REGIONAL PUBLIC GALLERY’S

Eligibility

The Pattillo Whanganui Arts Review is intended to be a true reflection of the Whanganui region’s creative energy. It is open to artists of any age, who live in the Whanganui region, including Ruapehu and Rangitikei and all areas that link to the Whanganui River. Works of all media are acceptable for entry – though due to space issues very large works are discouraged.

Please see the map which indicates the areas eligible for entry to the 2021 Pattillo Whanganui Arts review.

Conditions of Entry

ABOUT THE REVIEW

The 2021 Pattillo Whanganui Arts Review is a community event which is open to all people living in the eligibility region as detailed below, with submitted works having been completed in the last twelve months. The exhibition is intended to be an annual showcase of the current creative output of the Whanganui region.

ELIGIBLE WORK

Any original artwork in any medium, completed in the last twelve months by any artist living in the Whanganui region or an area that links to the Whanganui River including Whanganui, Ruapehu, Rangitikei and South Taranaki. 

2021 ACCEPTANCE OF WORKS

(1) One work per artist may be submitted. Diptyth and triptych’s are accepted as a single work. Please provide installation instructions for multi-part works.

(2) No wet artworks or works that may emit offensive odours will be accepted.

(3) Work selected for the 2021 Pattillo Whanganui Arts Review must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

(4) Work must be clearly labelled on the back with the artist’s name, address and title of work.

(5) Entries must be ready to be installed in a manner that is safe and facilitates straightforward presentation i.e. framed where appropriate and with D-ring hanging devices (see diagram). If not, works may not be accepted.

(6) All works with an electrical component must be accompanied by a current Safety Certificate from a Master Electrician. Where we have concern as to safety, security, size or other exhibition issues with a specific work this will be discussed with the artist and if the work needs to be withdrawn, the artist will be refunded their entry fee.

(7) Because of potential spatial constraints very large artworks or installations may not be accepted. If you have any questions about the eligibility or installation of your work please contact registrar@sarjeant.org.nz

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

This is optional and is limited to a maximum of 60 words. It should be submitted in a Microsoft Word document to info@sarjeant.org.nz on Tuesday 23 February, 2021 with the artists name, address and title of work.

RECEIVING DATE AND LOCATION

Each work must be delivered to Sarjeant on the Quay on Tuesday 23 February, between the hours of 10.30am and 4.30pm. No late entries will be accepted.

WDC YOUTH RECOGNITION AWARD

If you are aged between 12 and 24 years on receiving day you are eligible to enter the WDC Youth Committee Youth Recognition Award. Please bring ID with you on receiving day.

JUDGING

(1) All work will be subject to selection by a panel of three. The decisions of both the panel and the judge are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

(2) The panel comprises a Sarjeant Gallery curator, a locally-based art expert and an out of town gallery professional.

NOTIFICATION

Entrants will be advised as to the outcome of the selection process on Monday 1 March by email. If emails are unavailable or illegible, a letter will be sent out on this date.

ENTRY FEE

No refunds will be given. • $30 for non-members. • $15 for Friends of the Sarjeant (AKA Members) • $15 for students with their student ID

COPYRIGHT / IMAGES

While we will endeavor to protect copyright, work is submitted at the artist’s own risk. Any work received into the exhibition may be used for promotional purposes by the Gallery and may be photographed by the public.

RESPONSIBILITY

While in the Gallery all works are covered by the Gallery’s insurance policy. Insurance for works in transit to and from the Gallery is the responsibility of the owner. The Gallery does not accept responsibility for damage caused by a third party not associated with the Gallery.

COLLECTION OF WORK

(1) Collection of work by anyone other than the artist must be authorised in writing by the artist.

(2) Works not selected for the exhibition must be collected on Tuesday 2 March, between the hours of 10.30am and 4.30pm. At the conclusion of the exhibition work must be collected on Monday 17 May, between the hours of 10.30am and 4.30pm. The Gallery will not store works after this date.

(3) If your artwork is purchased, it will not be available for collection until after the exhibition ends.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have some feedback about my work?

The judge will make comments about the award winning pieces at the Arts Review awards presentation at the opening night. Feedback on works not selected to receive an award will not be available.

My work won’t be ready on submission day.

Unfortunately no works can be accepted after submission day.

I haven’t heard if I have been accepted or not, what shall I do?

Letters or emails will be sent to each artist via the email and postal addresses supplied on the submission form. We will also upload a catalogue with all works included in the Arts Review exhibition to the Sarjeant website. Works not accepted into the Arts Review must be collected from Sarjeant on the Quay on the collection day date stated.

My work was not accepted into the Arts Review exhibition, but I cannot collect it on the collection day – what can I do?

A nominated person may collect your work for you, with prior written consent. Collect it as soon as you can. Works will not be stored at the Gallery one month after the collection date

My work was not accepted into the Arts Review exhibition, can I get a refund of my entry fee?

No. As stated on the entry form we are not able to refund entry fees due to the staging costs involved in the Arts Review.

Can I donate my work to the Sarjeant Gallery collection?

No.

I don’t want it to be for sale.

That is fine, please leave that section of the entry form blank.

What is the criteria for selection into the Arts Review exhibition?

The selection panel is made up of three people who work in the art world, these people change every year.

What could I win?

There is one $6500 Open Award which comes with the offer of the Pattillo Project – a solo artist showcase exhibition for the winning artist the following year (or time to be decided in consultation with the Sarjeant Gallery). There are two $1000 Excellence Awards and 8 Merit Awards worth $200 each.

Do I have to accept the pattillo project solo artist showcase exhibition if I win the Open Award?

No. You can refuse the Pattillo Project.

If I refuse the pattillo project would I forfeit the $6500 prize money?

No.

What is the Arts Review judge’s criteria?

Each year a different judge takes on this honour and each individual will have a differing set of criteria. All invited judges are respected gallery professionals and experienced in viewing and selecting works for exhibition. The judge will make their decision from the works selected by the selection panel for the Arts Review exhibition.