Artwork of two kakapo parrots

[Updated x2] "A Hidden World (kākāpō)" wins President's Award - NZAFA

Delighted to announce that "A Hidden World (kākāpō)" won the President's Award at the Matariki Exhibition at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts (and is now SOLD)! The show opens 23 June and runs through to 23 July, 2023.


Judi standing next to the artwork

Judi at the NZAFA (photo by Linton Miller)

Certificate showing award

The President's Award certificate

This is an extra special piece too - it's an extra-large 80x80cm print on Chromalux metal, limited edition 3 of 5. It's beautifully framed in this wide gold molding and looks amazing. The beautiful thing with Chromalux is no glass is needed. The matte surface can be touched and wiped, is impervious to moisture and resistant to UV. 

I've always wanted to exhibit an extra-large piece at the NZAFA, and finally I took the plunge. If you love kākāpō art, take a look at the other print options here.

Show details:

NZAFA Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf
23 June - 23 July, 2023

[Story updated 23 July from "accepted for exhibition" to "wins President's Award, with additional photos]

[Story updated 17 July to "Sold" status]

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Congratulations Judi, all your hard work paid off, Cheers.

Thank you so much Katy!


Well done Judi. Great picture. Adrienne.

adrienne Margaret mcgrath
Thank you so much Adrienne!


Congratulations I love your framing against the normal black or white. And making a multiple image believable

Grahame Hamblin
Thanks Grahame! I love experimenting with framing – a number of customers had chosen gold for their kākāpō pieces and it really suits these rock stars of the bird world.


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