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Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Opportunities for Artists

The following opportunities, exhibitions and awards are currently calling for participants. Please refer to the website or contact details in each listing for more information.


Call for Volunteers - Community Arts Centre in Auckland

Mairangi Arts Centre on Auckland's North Shore are looking for entusiastic people to volunteer for work experience.

Work starts on Sunday 1 February 2009 and is ongoing

Please apply to
Ellie Drummond
Education/ Galleries Co-ordinator at the MaiarngiArts Centre
Telephone (09) 478 2237

applications due by Sunday 25 January 2009


COCA Anothony Harper Contemporary Art Awards

2009 Entry forms are available now, entries close on Friday 10th April.

see for full details, terms & conditions and entry forms


Photography : M.I.L.K photography competition

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original M.I.L.K. competition, M.I.L.K. Licensing, in association with Elliott Erwitt, is conducting this new competition founded on the themes of friends, families, lovers and laughter to create a fresh collection. The 150 winning images will be published in a new book entitled Fresh M.I.L.K.: Friends, Families, Lovers & Laughter in Fall 2009, and on selected licensed products. All of the featured photographers will retain copyright of their images in exchange for granting M.I.L.K. a non-exclusive license.

Both professional and gifted amateur photographers from around the world are invited to submit their images online now. Entry is free, and 150 images will be chosen as finalists. The overall winner, to be chosen by Elliott Erwitt, will receive $50,000.

This is a chance to have a photograph become part of a world-renowned collection and be published in a prestigious international book.

For a detailed overview of the M.I.L.K. project and full details of entry please visit


First Off the Block Exhibition
A collection of small works on canvas
Mairangi Arts Centre, North Shore

Applications due by Saturday 17 January 2009

Exhibition runs from 20th - 31st January 2009
Opening Night Preview Tuesday, 20th January 5:00 - 7:00pm

For Entry Forms and Terms & Conditions please got to

Entry costs of $20 includes the canvas. Canvasses must be uplifted from the Mairangi Arts Centre.


Artspaces One
A group exhibition - various artists
Mairangi Arts Centre, North Shore

Exhibition runs from 3rd - 18th February 2008
Opening Night Preview Tuesday, 3rd February 5:00 - 7:00pm

There are 10 spaces available, these will be filled on a first come first served basis. Mairangi Arts Centre have 4 Artspace Exhibitions throughout the year.

Artwork needs to be at the Centre and hung by Monday 2 February from 9am - 2pm. You are responsible for hanging your own work. Our gallery team will be available to assist you. The exhibition will close at 4pm on Wednesday 18 February and all unsold work MUST be collected between 4-5pm on 18 February.

For more details, Entry Forms and full Terms & Conditions please got to


Yellow Pages Group™ Art Awards
(Previously Telecom White Pages Awards)

Three finalists per region will be selected and profiled. The winner receives $2,000, first runner up $1,000 and second runner up $500.


Auckland, Marlborough, Gisborne, Manawatu, Wairarapa, Bay of Plenty

Southland, Nelson and Bays, Christchurch, Northland, Taranaki, West Coast & Buller
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING - entries close on 20th Feb 2009

Waikato, Wellington, Timaru & Oamaru, Wanganui, Otago, Hawkes Bay
Entries accepted from 30th Jan to 22 May 2009

For more informations and entry forms please go to

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