Art Exhibition

November 2018
2018 Theme: Lines and Designs…buildings, bridges, structures.

The 2018 theme includes man-made designs – things that go up from the ground!
We’re talking big (not a candle-stick). We’re talking immobile (no racing cars). We’re talking clever – tower, pyramid, aqueduct, house, dam, castle, mausoleum, church or cathedral…
You can draw it, make a model of it, photograph it, design it…it’s up to you.

And you’ve got all year to prepare!  Plan for the AHE Art Exhibition, on in November at the Te Tuhi Art Gallery in East Auckland.


How does the AHE Art Exhibition work?

The AHE Art Exhibition is a chance to enjoy each other’s artistic creations and be inspired. Each year we have a theme (e.g. New Zealand Nature; Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales; Cultures of the World…). Children of any age may enter. Each child will receive a participation certificate. Judging involves all attendees –  you get to choose the exhibits you like the most!

What kind of art work is allowed?

Pretty much anything, we think!  Drawings, painting, collage, sculpture, photography, craft….


Each participant may enter up to a maximum of TWO categories.
2D – that’s anything that can be displayed on a flat surface, such as card or canvas. For example: painting, sketching, etching, crayon and dye, collage, cartoon, pastels, printmaking etc or a mix.
3D and Craft this is any art work that is three dimensional. For example: clay sculpture, papier-mâché, painted rocks, wire sculpture, masks, models, carving, dolls, jewellery.
Photography – that’s pretty straightforward. You take photos and display them!
Wearable Art – for the truly courageous! Art you can wear!
Illustrate your own Story – create a story or comic that you illustrate.


You may enter one art work OR you may enter multiple, up to the size of a display board (such as used for a Science Fair – able to be purchased at stationery shops).
If you enter 3D or Craft you may use up to half a trestle table (approx 1 m). If you need more, let the organising team know.


The cost is $5 AHE member/$10 non-member per category per person.
Maximum cost per family is $15 AHE member/$30 non-member.
Should your child wish to enter more than one category then you will need to pay for an extra entry.
Please pay to AHE a/c 12-3011-0543821-00. Use name and Art as reference; also add number of children e.g. x2


  • Art work that is submitted was made this calendar year.
  • Any assistance that the child has received with their art work must be acknowledged (see Entrant’s Form which will be sent to you when you register and will be given to judges).

Generally, tracing and copying is not acceptable. If this is done, it must be acknowledged. If you have any questions, please contact Monica at

We look forward to seeing you at the AHE Art Exhibition!

Thanks to following sponsors for contributing some prizes for the AHE Art Exhibition:

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