Rotary Club of Paraparaumu, New Zealand

The Paraparaumu Rotary Art Show: Labour Weekend 2019

On the rocks, Chloe King

A wide range of quality art work is on sale each Labour Weekend in October. The Art Show and Art Competition is held in the Southward Museum Theatre in Paraparaumu.

Over 300 art works by New Zealand artists are on show each year. Local artists in the Wellington Region are particularly encouraged to enter. You will also see fine art works from invited guest artists, both local and from further afield. Over 2,000 people attend the show.

Prize money is sponsored by local business for 14 different classes of art.

The Show has been run by the Rotary Club of Paraparaumu every year since 2003 and so far over $100,000 has been raised to promote the fine arts and other good causes in the Kapiti Coast area.


The Show is opened at the Preview and Prizegiving on the Friday before Labour weekend. This gala evening is a ticket-only event where all the prizewinners are announced, prizes are handed out by sponsors, and the artworks are immediately available for sale. Complimentary drinks and nibbles are served. About 200 people attend the Preview.  This year our sponsors Newstalk ZB are represented by emcee Rob Webb on Friday 25 October in the main foyer of Southwards.

Show opens








Questions and Answers

How can I pay for a work?
By EFT/POS, cash or cheque.
When can I take my purchase away?
Artworks can be collected after the close of Show at 4pm on Labour Day (Monday).

All art work must be clear of the venue by 6pm.

Can other arrangements be made to get the art work?
Yes, by arrangement at the time of purchase or with Art Show management.  They will be held at another address for pickup at a later date.

In some cases, delivery may be possible, or they can be couriered if you cover packaging and courier costs.

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