Award Exhibition

National Drawing Award

02 Nov — 18 Dec 2004


Andrew McLeod, Art School Dream, 2004

ARTSPACE and The Physics Room are pleased to announce that the winner of the National Drawing Award is Auckland artist, Andrew McLeod.

Andrew McLeod’s drawing titled ‘Art School Dream’ was selected as the winner from 546 entries by Judges Tobias Berger (Director, ARTSPACE), Emma Bugden (Curator City Gallery, Wellington), and Danae Mossman (Director, The Physics Room).

The Judges found McLeod’s drawing to be “uniquely yet skilfully drawn”, “referencing theory as well as personal experience”, “funny and conceptual” and “quoting and satirising so fantastically a montage of theories - French, Drawing, Photographic, Sculptural, Intermedia and ‘Jokes for Assholes’” - standard art school fare. Not only does this drawing use the medium of drawing with skill and distinction, it also talks about the business of art making.

Merit Award winners:

Richard Lewer
Gymnastic Championship Wanganui 2004

Monique Jansen

Ruth Cleland
A Sunny Day in Mosgiel

Winner of the Peoples Choice Award:
Jacquelyn Greenbank
Queen Mother

The National Drawing Award is presented by New Zealand’s leading independent art spaces - The Physics Room in Christchurch and ARTSPACE in Auckland.

The Physics Room will be exhibiting surnames M-Z from 3 - 20 November 2004 and surnames A-L from 26 November - 18 December 2004.

ARTSPACE will be exhibiting A-L from 3 - 20 November 2004 and M-Z from 26 November - 18 December 2004.

Join us for the Closing Party and announcement of The People’s Choice Award on Saturday 18 December, 5.30pm. The winner of this award will receive $1000 cash, a Telecom Mobile Phone and the artwork will be reproduced in STAPLE magazine.

With generous support of Telecom NZ ltd, Sweeny Vesty Ltd, Armacup Maritime services Ltd, Mitchener Cammell Ltd and Aaron Beehre.


Reviews, Essays & Articles
Top Drawer
Arts on Wednesday, The New Zealand Herald, October 20, 2004
Top Drawer
Arts on Wednesday, The New Zealand Herald, November 10, 2004

National Drawing Award
Art Beat, The Press, November 13, 2004

Drawing democracy in action
The New Zealand Herald, November 17, 2004

National Drawing Award announced
Wasabi, The Package, 25 November - 1 December, 2004

National Drawing Award
Pulp Weekly Skew, Pulp online, 23 November, 2004

Art News, Volume 24/Number 4, Summer 2004
Were, Virginia. 

Art News, Volume 24/Number 4, Summer 2004
Gardiner, Sue. 

National Drawing Award
The Physics Room Annual, 2004
Mossman, Danae.