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zonta ashburton female art awards 2021




6 March - 6 April 2021

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

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.

The finalists for the ZAFAA21 Premier Award are:

Susan Badcock, Amie Blackwell, Jen Bowmast, Kara Burrowes, Lucy Dolan Kang, Edwards+Johann, Polly Gilroy, Jacquelyn Greenbank, Karen Greenslade, Lee Harper, MiKyung Jang, Mandy Joass,  Ina Johann, Donna-Marie Patterson, Lisa Patterson, Rachel Ratten, Della Rees, Kate Rivers, Olivia Isabel Smith, Nicola Thorne, Akky van der Velde, Lucinda Webber, Jenny Wilson, Holly Zandbergen

The finalists for the ZAFAA21 Young Generation Aware are:

Isabella Breese, Rosetta Brown, Theanine Duven, Harriet Eglinton, Brietta Freeman, Sophie Hamilton, Olivia-Rose Hargest-Slade, Mia Heywood, Emma Kim, Monica Koster, Yixuan Li, Hannah Margison, Payge Ovenstone, Ella Reeves, Phoebe Rolleston, Abby Ross, Jorja Shadbolt, Alice Wareing, Victoria Wareing

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.

Once again, a grant from NZ Creative Communities has enabled the creation of a free catalogue which will include details on all the finalists, along with judges’ and sponsors’ profiles.  ZAFAA21 is proudly supported by Zonta Club of Ashburton, CNZ Creative Communities Grant, Forsyth Barr, ANZ Bank, Bushey Park Trust, Everist Gilchrist Lawyers, David Montgomery Agribusiness Consultants & Valuers, Straight 8 Estate Wines


Important dates to remember:

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

Friday 19 March 2021 at 7pm | Awards Evening | RSVP required

Tuesday 6 April 2021 | Exhibition ends

12 – 25 April 2021 | Collection of work


left | Jacquelyn Greenbank (second from left) and her work, As good as ten mothers, 2020, carved wooden bowling ball with harakeke tie | 2021 Premier Winner.  Jacquelyn is joined by Mia Heywood, the ZAFAA21 Young Generation (second from right) and Zonta representatives Judith Early and Kathy McKimmie.
main | Jacquelyn Greenbank, As good as ten mothers, 2020, carved wooden bowling ball with harakeke tie | ZAFAA21 Premier Winner


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Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

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