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    Held from the 2nd to the 16th September, Artstart 2023 Waitaha was an exhibition made up of the top artworks shortlisted from a group of over 1,500 submissions across Canterbury Secondary Schools. 

    Thank you to those who supported our young artists and gave them a boost in confidence of their artistic abilities. 

    If you'd like to be in the know about future exhibitions, join our email database (in the footer) and we'll let you know when dates are locked in for 2024. 


    Anderson Lloyd Artstart Scholarship Winner

    Generously and kindly sponsored by Anderson Lloyd Christchurch, this years Anderson Lloyd Artstart Scholarship for was awarded to Willow Cook for her artwork 'Rees River.'

    View limited edition fine art prints of Willow Cook's winning artwork.

    $5,000 Scholarship Package:

    • $3,000 Cash Prize
    • $1,000 Artist Mentorship - the scholarship winner is paired with a local practicing artist to help support, encourage and guide their artistic development.
    • $1,000 Art Supplies - to help support and remove any financial barriers to being able to access art supplies and in tern drive continued participation in the arts.


    Top 5 Blind Auction Results

    Judged by an independent judging panel consisting of art experts and practicing artists, the top five artworks are selected from the student collection and made available in the blind auction for the duration of the exhibition.

    Blind Auction Results: 


    McCormack & McKellar People's Choice Award


    Congratulations to Tom Rae the winner of the McCormack & McKellar People’s Choice Award for 2023 with his photograph 'Vast'!

    Tom takes away a $1,000 cash prize, donated by our amazing sponsor McCormack & McKellar, Antique & Fine Art Auctioneers.

    Learn more about this amazing young artist and view his limited edition fine art prints.


    Our Hugely Generous Supporters

    A heartfelt thank you to our generous sponsors for making this exhibition come to life.