Thurs 15th - Sun 18th June 2017


The Lawson's Dry Hills People's Choice Award 2017

The Lawson's Dry Hills People’s Choice award is a $3,000 prize award inclusive of a 4 panel Artist Pack for the winner.

 The ten most popular selling artists of 2016 will return to our 2017 show to present us with a specially created artwork to represent them in the

The public and supporters of The Christchurch Art Show will get their first viewing of the 2017 Top Ten Works when they are revealed at our Opening Night ceremony 2017. Until then, these Top Ten works will be under wraps. We can’t wait for the big reveal! As usual voting for the People’s Choice Award will take place during the art show with the winner being announced post show. The Top Ten works will be available for sale on opening night and during the art show – collection by the buyer for these special works being post show.




The award winner for the Peoples Choice Award is voted in on the spirit of being the "people's choice" by The Christchurch Art Show audience, friends and supporters













Our Top Ten Artists are...


Joel Hart, Marie Kjestrup Adams

Liz Turnbull, Odelle Morshuis,

Joe McMenamin, Jane Riley

Janyne Fletcher, Megan Huffadine,

Susan Hurrel Fieldes,Jane Riley

Kate Beatty: Our Double Award Winner 2016.

Christchurch artist Kate Beatty is the first time ever double winner of The Christchurch Art Show 2016! Kate was the winner of the Christchurch Art Show Award 2016 selected by judge David Woodings, and also the clear winner of the Lawson’s Dry Hills People’s Choice Award for 2016. Kate’s work ‘Wood Pigeon’ was favoured by the Canterbury public who voted her work the most popular work of the show. ‘Wood Pigeon’ is one of Kate’s current series of works that explore the hierarchy of image and object through a process that draws on seriality and originality.

The Christchurch Art Show congratulates Kate Beatty on her amazing double win!