Portage Ceramic Awards 2017

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Entries close Monday 7 August 2017 at 4pm... so get making

This is New Zealand's premier ceramic event administered by Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery.

Enter online here, or download an entry form here

Important dates

Entries close on 7 August 2017 at 4:00pm
Finalists announced 28 October 2017
Awards evening on 9 November 2017
Exhibition at Te Uru from 10 November 2017 – 4 February 2018

The awards

The Premier Portage Ceramic Award has a prize of $15,000. There will also be up to three merit awards available with a total of $3000. This year’s prize selection includes a residency at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark.

The overall winner, Guldagergaard residency winner and up to three merit award winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery in Titirangi, West Auckland on 9 November 2017. 


The selection process

There is a two-stage process to the selection of works for the 2017 Portage Ceramic Awards .

Stage 1. Up to 60 works will be selected by the judge from submitted images and those artists will be invited to send their works to Te Uru.

Stage 2. The final selection by the judge at where they will view and select the award winners and the finalists to be exhibited.

To keep up to date with ongoing Portage news, visit www.teuru.org.nz/portage 

or follow the Portage Ceramic Awards on Facebook.

2016 Portage Ceramic Awards

2016 Portage Ceramic Awards

This years judge

For the first time in its now 17 year history, a New Zealander has been appointed to judge the Portage Ceramic Awards. Whanganui-based curator and writer, Emma Bugden, will select finalists and winners for this year's event.

Bugden was previously Senior Curator at The Dowse Art Museum, where she curated many ceramics exhibitions including Slip Cast, A Modest Modernism: Roy Cowan & Juliet Peter, Holding Holes: Lauren Winstone and the nationally touring exhibition, His Own Steam: A Barry Brickell Survey, co-curated with David Craig with an accompanying book from AUP.

Currently, as co-founder and editor of Small Bore Books, Bugden is working on A Partial Archive of New Zealand Potter (1958 – 1967), an anthology of the early years of New Zealand Potter magazine.

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