Frequently asked questions
What kind of art are you looking for?
Artworks in any media are encouraged, from whakairo, raranga, textiles, video work, performances, collaborations, drawing, collage, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, etc.
Is there are an age limit for artists?
Yes, you need to be 18 years or over at 1 December 2023.
Does the subject of the artwork have to be Taranaki?
The 2024 title of the exhibition Home Work Maunga Auaha: Taranaki Art 2024 is a reference to the Maunga as an ongoing inspiration for artists to create, shape and form (auaha) in their respective modes.
We DO NOT require that you represent the Maunga, or a Taranaki scene literally in your artwork.
Does the artwork have to be brand new or just unseen?
Please select an artwork that has been created in 2021 or later. It is preferable if the chosen artwork has not been on display in a previous exhibition in Taranaki.
Do I have to be based in Taranaki?
Yes, you must live in Taranaki.
Can I submit more than one artwork?
No, the selection panel will only consider one artwork per artist. Submit an artwork that is representative of your creative direction or something you are really proud of.
What size should the artwork be?
The artworks can vary in size, large or small – the temporary gallery space at Puke Ariki can house large scale artworks, so think big if you wish!
What dates will you need the artwork by?
If your artwork is selected for display in Home Work Maunga Auaha: Taranaki Art 2024, the artist must deliver the artwork to Puke Ariki between 18 and 22 March 2024. Our team will condition report the artwork onsite.
When will my artwork be returned to me?
The Puke Ariki exhibitions team will work with you to arrange a specific time to collect your artwork after the conclusion of Home Work Maunga Auaha: Taranaki Art 2024. This will be between 11 and 13 November 2024.
Are you able to sell artworks on show?
NPDC’s Puke Ariki does not act as a representative seller for any of the artworks on display during the exhibition. If there is an expression of interest from a potential buyer, the artist can negotiate directly with them. The artwork must stay on display at Puke Ariki for the dates specified in the loan agreement. Please read the Terms and Conditions or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Are there any incentives associated with Home Work Maunga Auaha: Taranaki Art 2024?
There are no awards for Home Work Maunga Auaha: Taranaki Art 2024, or fees paid to artists.
Do the pieces need to be framed?
Yes, it's your responsible for framing your artwork.
Are there any public programmes to participate in?
Yes, there will be a public programme, for example, artist’s talks and demonstrations hosted at Puke Ariki during this exhibition. If your artwork is selected, you will be invited to contribute ideas.
Are there any public programmes I can help facilitate?
Puke Ariki will invite artists to contribute to events in our public programme.
Can NPDC employees take part?
Yes, all artworks by artists living in Taranaki will be considered by our selection panel.
I want to speak to someone about submissions, who do I contact?
Email email@example.com and we will respond to your queries.