This biennial event and exhibition is an opportunity for artists residing in the Bay of Plenty to submit their most accomplished artworks for Tauranga’s premier art award. The finalists' work are shown in a curated exhibition (4 February – 15 May 2022). This is the seventh installment of our biennial awards and exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery.
The event is named after one of Tauranga Art Gallery’s original donors, Venetta Miles, who is remembered for her considerable foresight and generosity. The Miles Art Awards is generously supported by The Venetta Miles Trust and made possible also thanks to the Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga Mayor, The Incubator Creative Hub, and the Bay of Plenty Times.
Miles Supreme Award $10,000 to Hannah Valentine for Anytime (make it happen), 2021
Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery Award $1,000 to Kyle Sattler for Backfeed Blender (A response), 2021
Tauranga City Council Award $500 to Jaime Jenkins Bell Tower (blue), 2021
Ethel MacMillan Award $250 to Carolynn Pulefale-Tepou for Echoes, 2021
The Incubator Creative Hub Emerging Artist Award to Justine Munn for Whakapapa, 2021
The Bay of Plenty Times People's Choice Award is to be announced after public voting in May 2022.