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Entries for this year’s annual Darfield Artweek exhibition are now closed.

You’ll find all of our terms and conditions, along with artwork delivery and collections dates on our conditions of entry, please ensure you’ve read this before entering.

Dates to remember:

Tuesday, 5 October: Freighted works to be delivered by this date.

Wednesday, 6 October: Delivery of exhibits to Darfield Recreation Centre, North Terrace, Darfield, between 2pm and 4pm or 6pm and 7pm

Friday, 8 October: Artist and Sponsor's Opening Night, 7 - 9pm, tickets $15, limited numbers due to Covid Level 2 restrictions

Saturday, 9 October: Friends and Volunteers opening morning tea, 9.30 - 11am, tickets $10

Sunday, 17 October: Collection of work from Darfield Recreation Centre, Darfield between 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Works will not be released until 4.30pm.


Monday, 19 October: between 9am and 10am


The Malvern Community Arts Council (MCAC) is looking forward to celebrating 40 years of community art exhibitions when we kick off Darfield Artweek 2021 with our Opening Night gala on Friday, 8 October, 7pm at Darfield Recreation Centre. This year’s judge, who has yet to be confirmed, will announce the winner of the $2000  Premier Award. An array of additional awards, generously donated by local sponsors, will also be presented.


“We have been grateful at the level of sponsorship that local businesses and individuals have given Darfield Artweek through the years, and especially following the financial challenges experienced by many people through the past year of challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic”, Philip Baldwin, Chairperson of MCAC, said.

Darfield Artweek 2021 will include two exhibitions. The Darfield Rec Centre will showcase works of art in a variety of media from artists representing Selwyn,
Christchurch, and New Zealand.


Te Huanui Art Gallery in Darfield is featuring a variety of
artworks by selected artists who have contributed to our community exhibitions over the years. Art on exhibit in both locations will be available for sale, to be picked up at the conclusion of the exhibitions.