Entries for Miles Art Awards 2018 Open 

This is the fifth installment of our much anticipated biennial awards and exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery. As always, the finalists and award winners exhibition features a diverse range of works from Bay of Plenty artists. The exhibition will be held at Tauranga Art Gallery between June 16 and September 2, 2018. 
The event is named after one of Tauranga Art Gallery’s original donors, Venetta Miles, who is remembered for her considerable foresight and generosity.
Make sure to vote for your favourite work in the exhibition in the People's Choice Awards, generously supported by the Bay of Plenty Times, which will be drawn on after the exhibition closes. 
The Miles Art Awards is generously supported by The Venetta Miles Trust including through a Supreme Award of $10.000, and also made possible thanks to the Friends of the Gallery, Tauranga Mayor Greg Brownless, The Incubator, and the Bay of Plenty Times. 


Miles Supreme Award $10,000
Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery Award    $1000 
The Mayor’s Award    $500
Ethel MacMillan Award    $250
The Incubator Emerging Artist Award TBC
Bay of Plenty Times People’s Choice Award TBC







Important Dates: 

  • Delivery of works by courier must arrive no later than Thursday 7 June 2018, 4pm 
  • All hand delivered artworks must arrive Thursday 7 June 2018, 12noon – 4pm or 
  • Friday 8 June 2018, 10am – 12noon 
  • Official Opening and Awards: Friday 15 June, 5.30pm Tauranga Art Gallery 
  • Exhibition Dates:  6 June – 2 September 2018 open daily from 10am–4.30pm 
  • All entrants whose work has not been selected will receive an email by 5pm on Monday 11 June 2016 and will need to come in and collect their works from Tauranga Art Gallery on: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 12.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Exhibited works to be collected at the end of the exhibition period (if unsold) from Tauranga Art Gallery on: Thursday 16 August 2018, 12noon – 4.30pm or Friday 17 August 2018, 10am – 12noon                                 

Find a copy of the Terms and Conditions here... 

Enter the Miles Art Awards 2018 here...