Twenty Years of Winners: The Wallace Art Awards Paramount Winners 1992 - 2011
Twenty Years of Winners: The Wallace Art Awards Paramount Winners 1992 - 2011 showcases the twenty Paramount Award winning works from two decades of the Wallace Art Awards.
From Mark Braunias' 1992 Roll Call, inspired by the poignant stories of War Brides, to Akiko Diegel's controversial 2011 Cure, referencing pain relief in modern society, each winning work has withstood the test of time.
The twenty works are diverse in discipline, form and style, providing an impressive cross-section of contemporary New Zealand visual art.
Sir James Wallace established the annual Wallace Art Awards in 1992, with the aim of supporting, promoting and exposing New Zealand contemporary art and artists.
The Awards are now the longest-surviving, largest and richest annual art awards in New Zealand, with a value amounting to more than $165,000.