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Growing from a small group of artists in 1975, Watercolour New Zealand is this country's only society dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of watercolour painting.

We have a diverse range of watercolour talents, and members, both professional and amateur, number about 450, take part in yearly events including workshops, critiques, painting days and major exhibitions. Whether artist, student, art lover or collector you will find much of interest here.

The society is based in Wellington but new members from throughout New Zealand are welcome.

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Watercolour New Zealand Splash Exhibition

Splash-2019

From the Committee

After Kimbra Taylor’s popular and successful Watercolour Portraits workshop, the focus became Splash + Ceramicus 2019, our joint exhibition with the Wellington Potters’ Association where over 300 watercolours and 130 ceramic pieces were on show.

This year we had less time to set the exhibition up but a solid effort from the team, aided by two hangers provided by the Academy, resulted in our having the show hung in two days, ready for the opening – a most enjoyable evening of art, music, food and wine.

Guest artist Min Kim’s vibrant, colourful paintings provided a stunning centrepiece. Min’s demonstration on the first Saturday of the show attracted a large, appreciative audience.
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AWARDS

Supreme Award Winner: "The Salt Marsh Meadow and Mont Saint Michel" by Roger Daniell

Merit Awards
-The Letter by Caroline Kelly
-Karamea Lagoon by Adrienne Pavelka
-A Man and His Cat by Jacky Pearson
-Tui Resonance by Kimbra Taylor
-Wild Things by Michael Barker

People Choice Awards sponsored by The French Art Shop
-The Letter by Caroline Kelly (83 votes) – featured in the merit awards.
-A Hint of the Hive by Dianne Taylor (61 votes)
-A Man and His Cat by Jacky Pearson (55 votes) – featured in the merit awards.
-Karamea Lagoon by Adrienne Pavelka (50 votes) – featured in the merit awards.
-Tui Resonance by Kimbra Taylor (50 votes) – featured in the merit awards.

The Gordon Harris Award For Innovation in Watercolour: Red Sail by Gordon Knight Patron’s Awards For Small Works
-Poppy by Pavithra Devadatta
-Bev Painted Earnestly by Jane Smith
-Ice Cream Sundae City by Kit Ong

Gordon Harris Award For Best Painting by a Junior Artist (Under 18 years): Dutch Sunset by Emily Bergman


Watercolour New Zealand Christmas

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Watercolour New Zealand Newsletter-2019


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