New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Wairarapa Art Review 2023


A selected exhibition open to all artists living in the Wairarapa.

The exhibition is held every two years since 1999 and presented by the Friends of Aratoi. All artworks are available for purchase.

Selector: Sophie Davis, Manager and Curator, Hastings City Art Gallery



Rosewood Premier Award: $2,000 - Andrew Olsen, Study for a Self- Portrait

Rigg Zschokke Highly Commended Award: $1,000- Esther Bunning, I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past/ Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua

The Chip and Candy Show Photography Award: $500 - Meg Woods, The Edge of Fangorn

Hillview Property 3D Award: $500 - Sandra Schmid, Shards

ConArt Gallery and Studios Emerging Artist Award: Residency valued at $500 - Deborah Illingworth, This Tangled Earth

Gwenda Saunders Exciting Use of Colour Award: $500 - Hélène Carroll, A Story in Two Parts

Jane Hyder Portrait Award: $500 - Jann Lenihan, Intergenerational Healing

Friends of Aratoi Landscape Award: $500 - Jo Lysaght, Gabrielle's Chaos

Frank Minehan People’s Choice Award: $500 - announced 18 February

Congratulations to all who entered and the winners. All award winning artworks will be exhibited at Carterton Events Centre following the closing at Aratoi.