Finalist Wallace Art Awards 2019

John Badcock is a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards 2019.

Held at the Pah Homestead in September

The annual Wallace Art Awards profile outstanding examples of contemporary New Zealand art. Through establishing the awards in 1992, Sir James Wallace’s aim was to foster, honour and support the practices of visual artists. Over the years some of New Zealand’s most prominent artists have entered and the residencies awarded to the winners have transformed their careers. Past winners have included Andy Leleisi’uao, Yuki Kihara, Mark Braunias and Judy Millar.


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Finalist ZAFAA19 Art Awards

Susan has been selected as a finalist in the Zonta Ashburton Female Art Awards.  She is one of 32 finalists for the exhibition which will be held at the Ashburton Art Gallery opening on the 2 March. 

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. 

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Susan Badcock Gallery and The Mailroom to Open in Geraldine

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In a move that owner of Geraldine’s Susan Badcock Studio describes as “an opportunity too good to miss,” Susan Badcock is extending her fine art studio upstairs to a larger premise where it will be rebranded as Susan Badcock Gallery, while a new gallery shop, The Mailroom, will inhabit her existing studio.

The first floor of Geraldine’s iconic Old Post Office building has undergone a major restoration project that has seen the area opened into a light and welcoming gallery space. The multiple apartment-style rooms are a significant attraction for Susan who has plans in place for exhibitions of larger scales of work and a personal studio for her hand-colouring and photography, as well as exhibitions by invited artists.

Opening on Sunday 21 October at 3pm, Susan Badcock Gallery will initially feature larger bodies of retrospective work by John Badcock, water colours and oils by Douglas Badcock and a series of new hand-coloured photographs by Susan.

Downstairs in The Mailroom open from 10am Saturday 20 October original artwork will also be for sale, though there will be a focus on smaller pieces. However, expect a completely new-look for this interchangeable space with a strong emphasis on well-made quality homewares, styled to demonstrate the successful incorporation of art into the home. A sample of the homewares include ceramics by Neensmadethis and an extended range of Deadly Ponies luxury accessories, including their much-coveted jewellery. There will be mohair and alpaca throws, Real World body products and stools by designer Martino Gamper. Susan says her products are “beautiful but not excessively priced.”

Describing Susan Badcock Gallery and The Mailroom as inter-connective sisters, Susan is excited to be expanding her business and the opportunities it will offer to artists and patrons alike. 

The Mailroom open from Saturday 20 October 10am

Susan Badcock Gallery Launch Sunday 21 October 3pm