23 June - 5 August 2018 | Golden Homes Gallery

The bi-annual review of recent works by artists from the Wellington region. This exhibition showcases a wide range of media from a diverse number of artists.

it is an opportunity for emerging or established artists to showcase their original works. Entries will be selected by an independent panel of judges and exhibited at Expressions Whirinaki.

Download your Entry Form here.

Complete an Online Application here.


Sunday 20 May 2018

Last day to receive all entry forms, make sure this includes entry fee and two images.

Thursday 31 May 2018

Pre-judging will be completed & letters will be posted advising of selection.

Friday 22 June 2018 - 6.30pm

Exhibition opening at Expressions Whirinaki, 6pm. All entrants welcome regardless of selection outcome. Additional tickets to the opening can be purchased from reception $15.

23 June - 5 August 2018

Exhibition duration.

Thursday 2 August 2018

People's Choice Award winner notified.

Sunday 5 August 2018

Final day of exhibition.



Any original work in any medium, completed in the last two years by any artist living and working in the Greater Wellington Region. Work previously exhibited at Expressions Whirinaki will not be included in the exhibition.


a. Entries can be submitted by filling in a form available at Expressions Whirinaki Reception, downloaded from Expressions Whirinaki website (see link above), or completed online (see link above).
b. Limit of one entry per person.
c. Entry forms must be accompanied by two images. Please do not send original artwork.
d. The entry fee of $15 must accompany the entry form.
e. Entries need to be received by Sunday 20 May 2018. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.


a. Entries must be accompanied by two images, one of the whole work and the other of a detail of the work.
b. Entries that are posted or are processed at reception will require either an un-mounted photograph or a digital print of the artwok, maximum size A4.
c. Online entries and emailed entries require a high quality JPG file format 1-3MB image, no smaller than 800 x 600px. Details are on the online entry form.
d. Please note: Images may be used to promote the exhibition.


The judges will select the show from the initial entries. The judge's decision is final and correspondence will not be entered into.


All entrants will be advised as to the outcome of the selection process by way of letter in the post. Please ensure you have written your postal address clearly on the entry form. Notification letters will be posted on Thursday 31 May 2018.


All awards will be announced at the exhitibition opening on Friday 22 June 2018.


23 June - 5 August 2018


Wet artworks or works that may emit offensive odours or degrade over the course of the exhibition period will NOT be accepted. Work selected for this Review must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.


Labels identifying your artwork and a packaging label will be sent to the finalists. All artwork received must be clearly labelled.


Artwork must be presented in a manner that facilitates straight forward presentation i.e. framed where appropriate and with D rings attached to the work for hanging. All works with an electrical component must be accompanied by a current Safety Certificate from a Master Electrician. Where Expressions Whirinaki has concerns as to safety, security, size or exhibition issues with a specific work this will be discussed with the artist if the work needs to be withdrawn. Because of spatial constraints large installations may not be accepted.


While Expressions Whirinaki will endeavour to protect copyright, work is submitted at the artist's own risk. Any work received into the exhibition may be used for promotional purposes by Expressions Whirinaki.


Freight costs and safety of delivery to and from Expressions Whirinaki will be the sole responsibilty of the artist.


Sale price of the work must include the payment to the artist plus Expressions Whirinaki's commission (25% plus GST). Payment for all sold works will be made no later than 20 August 2018. If a work is not available for sale please indicate by entering NFS as the sale price.


The responsibility for insurance for work submitted by or on behalf of an artist (including while in transit) is with the artist or his/her agent. Expressions Whirinaki does not act as an agent for any artist. Expressions Whirinaki will take all reasonable care with the work, but shall not be liable under any circumstance whatsoever for any loss, damage or deterioration caused to any work irrespective of how that damage is caused, while the work is in transit or on display.