Artists Martin Ball

Martin Ball

03 July 2018

Martin Ball and Hugo Koha Lindsay Finalists for 2018 Parkin Drawing Award

Martin Ball and Hugo Koha Lindsay Finalists for 2018 Parkin Drawing Award
Lindsay, Failed Geometry, 2018

Out of a total of 463 entries, Gallery artists Martin Ball and Hugo Koha Lindsay have been announced as finalists for the 2018 Parkin Drawing Award. Both have been finalists in the past, with Lindsay being awarded a Merit Award last year. The works will be exhibited in Wellington at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts from 17 July - 19 August 2018. The winner will be announced at the opening on Monday 16 July. 

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18 July 2017

Martin Ball and Hugo Koha Lindsay Parkin Prize Finalists for 2017

Martin Ball and Hugo Koha Lindsay Parkin Prize Finalists for 2017
Lindsay, Forensic Cue 1, 2017, graphite compound and acrylic on canvas, 1500 x 1200mm

Gow Langsford artists Hugo Koha Lindsay and Martin Ball have just been announced as finalists in the 2017 Parkin Drawing Prize, New Zealand's premier award for drawing. Ball's work Ali-Clay, 2016 showcases his skill with graphite and his ability to produce these hyper-realist portraits with such detail. Lindsay's work Forensic Cue 1, 2017 utilises a mixed medium approach with a bold use of graphite and acrylic.

For more information on the Parkin Prize, visit their website here.

03 August 2015

Martin Ball selected as finalist for Parkin Drawing Prize

Martin Ball selected as finalist for Parkin Drawing Prize
Detail from Martin Ball's studio, 2015

Congratulations to Martin Ball, who has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Parkin Drawing award.

The award, valued at $20,000, is New Zealand's premier award for drawing.

The Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition will be held at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts Academy Galleries from 11th August to 13th September, with the winner announced on the 7th of September.

08 April 2015

'Martin Ball: DRAWN, 1975 - 2015' Upcoming retrospective at The Pah Homestead

'Martin Ball: DRAWN, 1975 - 2015' Upcoming retrospective at The Pah Homestead
Martin Ball, Remodeled Triumph, 1979,  graphite on paper, 440 x 580mm

Showing the various phases of Martin Ball's drawing work, from the early 'Pop' drawings of the 1970s, to portraits of colleagues and the current 'paper' series, Martin Ball: DRAWN will offer a concise retrospective of his graphic work to date.


26 May 2015 to 19 July 2015 at The Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre.