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zonta ashburton female art awards 2021




6 March - 6 April 2021

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Entries are now open for the Zonta Ashburton Female Art Awards 2021 – entry forms can be found here: ZAFAA TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY_2021


This award exhibition presented by The Zonta Club of Ashburton in partnership with the Ashburton Art Gallery showcases the works of emerging and mid-career female artists based in Canterbury. The award seeks to raise the status of female visual artists working in the wider Canterbury area and acknowledges excellence in emerging and mid-career female artists as well as providing a platform for female youth.

The ZAFAA 2021 premier award recipient will win a cash prize along with a special opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at the Gallery in the following year. This opportunity to create a new body of work for a fully curated and professionally installed exhibition will be greatly valuable to the recipients artistic careers.

The awards will also have a separate Young Generation category open to female artists between the ages of 16 and 20. This award will acknowledge the creative youth in Canterbury with a cash prize.

Zonta International strives to empower women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at global and local levels through service and advocacy. This exhibition reflects Zonta’s vision by recognising the artistic accomplishments of women who are actively contributing to and shaping our art scene and creating a bold and diverse future for the arts in Canterbury.


Important dates to remember:

Thursday 20 August 2020 | Entries open

Saturday 29 November 2020 | Entries close

Tuesday 19 January 2021 | ZAFAA20 finalists and judges announced

1 – 11 February 2021 | All finalists’ works to arrive at the Gallery

Friday 5 March 2021 at 7pm | Exhibition opening

Tuesday 6 April 2021 | Exhibition ends

12 – 25 April 2021 | Collection of work


left | Janna van Hasselt and her work, Totter, 2020, glazed porcelain | 2020 Premier Winner
main | Coral Broughton, Hidden in Plain Sight (detail), 2019, oil on canvas | 2020 People’s Choice winner


6 March - 6 April 2021

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm


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