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6th Hibiscus and Bays Art Awards

Mairangi Arts Centre is pleased to host the 6th Hibiscus and Bays Art Awards 2019. This annual national art competition, sponsored by Auckland Council’s Hibiscus & Bays Local Board, features artists from all corners of the country, working in a variety of media. This year’s judge is Zoe Black (see below under 'Judge' for more detail). The top prize will go to three artists selected for the Outstanding Artists Awards each receiving $1000 and the opportunity to exhibit at MAC in 2020. Other awards include Gordon Harris Albany and Factory Frames vouchers and an under-21 Youth Award for budding artists sponsored by Harcourts Cooper & Co in Mairangi Bay. Exhibition visitors are invited to have a say by voting for the work they consider to be best for the People’s Choice Award. The artist who receives the most votes and one voter will both receive a year’s subscription to Art News New Zealand Magazine.


Prize information

  • 3 x Outstanding Artist Awards each winning a $1000 monetary prize and an opportunity to exhibit at Mairangi Arts Centre in 2020 with fellow Outstanding Award winners
  • 1 x Gordon Harris Award: $200 gift card
  • 1 x Factory Frames Award: $250 gift certificate
  • 1 x Harcourts Cooper and Co. 21 & Under Youth Award: $250 monetary prize
  • 1x People's Choice Award: A year’s subscription of Art News New Zealand Magazine and a free class at Mairangi Arts Centre valid for 12 months



The judge for the 6th Hibiscus and Bays Art Awards is Zoe Black. Zoe is the Maukuuku Community Development Co-ordinator at Objectspace, Auckland. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching from The University of Auckland as well as a Masters of Art Management from AUT - Auckland University of Technology. 

Zoe has held positions at Media Design School, Wallace Arts Trust and most recently as Manager Curator of Malcolm Smith Gallery.  She has developed a number of successful exhibitions including Areez Katki’s Bildungsroman, Garden of Memories with Giles Peterson and Benjamin Work’s Whenua, Fonua, ‘Enua.  


21 Sep to 16 Oct

Opening & Awards Ceremony: Saturday 21 Sep, 2pm

Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 4pm

Sat & Sun, 10am - 2pm