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Ashburton Art Gallery

327 West St

Ashburton | 7700

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Gallery Hours

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Morning and Christmas day


ZAFAA23 Exhibition Opening and Awards

10 March 2023, 7pm

Join us for the exhibition opening and award presentation for The Zonta Ashburton Female Art Awards (ZAFAA), returning to the Ashburton Art Gallery for the seventh year.

ZAFAA seeks to raise the status of female visual artists and to acknowledge the contribution women make to the greater art discourse. The award is aligned with the values of Zonta International, which exists to advance the status of woman worldwide through service and advocacy.

Of 42 finalists, 29 artists qualify for the Premier Award and 13 are eligible for the Young Generation Award for female artists between the age of 16-20.  The award winners will be announced at the exhibition opening on Friday, 10 March at 7pm at the Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum. Coinciding with the awards ceremony is the opening of a solo exhibition by Audrey Baldwin, the Premier Award winner for ZAFAA22.

As with other years, in addition to the main awards, a People’s Choice Award will be open to visitors to vote for their favourite work throughout the duration of the exhibition and will be awarded at its conclusion.


All welcome at this free event, light refreshments will be served. Those wanting to attend the opening and awards evening should RSVP to the Gallery by 3 March 2023.

Find more information here.