R.T Nelson Awards for Sculpture Artist Timeline

September 2023Nominations open – via the nomination form on the R.T Nelson Sculpture Awards website
November 30Nominations close
December 4Deadline for images and artwork details and artist bio for those who do not have an online presence
December 8• Nominees notified re selection results by this date
• All selected finalists will be given full instructions to prepare for the finalists’ exhibition
December 14All selected finalists to confirm participation by this date – to awards@artshow.co.nz
May 8Details of finalist artwork due: Name of artwork, medium, sale price and story behind the artwork.
May 17Return courier tickets due
May 27Finalists deliver sculptures to TSB Arena Foyer – hand or courier. Hand delivery is 10am – 12noon
May 28Delicate sculptures and sculptures that require assembly: artists to deliver and install – 11am -1pm
May 30Winners announced at NZ Art Show VIP function in the morning, at the TSB Arena Wellington.
Exhibition open for the VIP function and the Gala Evening
May 31 -June 2R.T Nelson Awards for Sculpture exhibition at the TSB Arena, Wellington, hosted by the NZ Art Show
June 2 – SundayExhibition closes 6.30pm. Sculptures are uninstalled. Sculptures that are delicate or require disassembly must be uninstalled by artists on this day. Other artists may pack down their artworks if they can.
June 3Artists may collect unsold artwork in person from TSB Arena – 10am if they are unable to make Sunday collection
June 4Unsold artworks couriered to artists from TSB Arena venue. Artists are responsible for courier costs.
NB: The morning of June 4th is the last day for all unsold artworks to be collected
July 20Artists who have sold artworks will be paid by this date