Our Awarded Artists

Backing artists to make their mark

The Arts Foundation was established in 1998 to honour extraordinary New Zealand artists with awards that celebrate their achievement and enable their artistic practice. Since its inception the Foundation has gifted over $5,620,000 to 205 New Zealand artists and organisations.

Foundation awards include Icons, Laureates, the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship, the Marti Friedlander Photographic Award, the Harriet Friedlander Residency, the Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award, and the new Springboard for young artists, which will be gifted for the first time in 2020.

Arts Foundation Laureate

Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship

2020 Recipient

2019 Recipient

2017 Recipient

2016 Recipient

2015 Recipient

2014 Recipient

2013 Recipient

Greg McGee

2012 Recipient

Justin Paton

2011 Recipient

2010 Recipient

2009 Recipient

Jenny Pattrick

2008 Recipient

Damien Wilkins

2007 Recipient

Stuart Hoar

2006 Recipient

2005 Recipient

Ian Wedde

2004 Recipient

Bill Manhire

2003 Recipient

2002 Recipient

Jenny Bornholdt

2001 Recipient

2000 Recipient

1999 Recipient

1998 Recipient

Maurice Shadbolt †

1997 Recipient

1996 Recipient

1995 Recipient

1994 Recipient

Vincent O’Sullivan

1993 Recipient

Witi Ihimaera

1992 Recipient

Maurice Gee

1991 Recipient

1990 Recipient

Lisa Greenwood

1989 Recipient

Lloyd Jones

1988 Recipient

Louis Johnson †

1987 Recipient

Russell Haley

1986 Recipient

Michael Harlow

1985 Recipient

Michael Gifkins

1983 Recipient

Allen Curnow †

1982 Recipient

1981 Recipient

1980 Recipient

1979 Recipient

Philip Temple

1978 Recipient

Spiro Zavos

1977 Recipient

Barry Mitcalfe †

1976 Recipient

1975 Recipient

David Mitchell

1974 Recipient

1972 Recipient

C K Stead

1971 Recipient

Margaret Scott

1970 Recipient

Marti Friedlander Photographic Award

2017 Recipient

2015 Recipient

2013 Recipient

2011 Recipient

2009 Recipient

2007 Recipient

Harriet Friedlander Residency

Mallinson Rendel Illustrators Award

2017 Recipient

2015 Recipient

2013 Recipient

2011 Recipient

Award for Patronage

2016 - Q Theatre, Sculpture on the Golf, Tautai, The Big Idea Recipient

John and Jo Gow

2014 - Gisbourne International Music Competition, Jack Body Book Project, Tairawhiti Museum, Tairawhiti Polytechnic Maori Arts Program Recipient

Jack Richards

2013 - Todd Family Patronage Recipients

2011 - The Chartwell Trust Recipient

2009 - Dame Adrienne Stewart Recipients

2008 - Gillian and Roderick Deane Recipients

2007 - Dame Jenny Gibbs Recipient