Join us in July 2022 for a spectacular extravaganza of light and sound!


Art ‘n Tartan Wearable Art Awards – Postponed to 15th & 16th July 2022

The Art’n Tartan Organising Committee have decided with great regret not to proceed with this year’s Art’nTartan shows in November 2021. As a result of this decision Pre-Judging will no longer take place on Saturday October 16th, 2021.

The committee has been working to do everything possible to make this year’s show happen, because we have had record entries for the 2021 competition, and we wanted to put on a great event which Waipu and the surrounding areas could enjoy after the difficulties of the pandemic.

Sadly, we did not anticipate the impact of Delta, and the uncertainty that it would create. It is now clear that holding a show inside for 400 masked people in mid – November this year is simply not going to be possible or wise.

We have therefore decided to postpone the shows until July 15 & 16 2022, with pre-judging scheduled for Saturday, 11 June 2022.

All 2021 entrants will be entered automatically in the 2022 Art’n Tartan Awards if they wish. There will also be spaces for additional entries in 2022, and we will open for these in early December this year. Full details of the 2022 Art’nTartan event will be posted on the Waipu Museum website, via Facebook and in other local media.

Ticket refunds will be available through Eventfinda/ or through the Waipu Museum if that is where you purchased your ticket

“We are very disappointed that the many wonderful creations submitted for 2021 will not now be shown this year, but we hope all designers, artists, models and members of the audience will support the reasons behind our decision and look forward to joining us again in 2022” said Claire Drake, Chair of the Art’n Tartan Committee


Art ‘n Tartan Wearable Art Awards 2022

The event will be split into three shows. A magical ‘opening night’ performance, followed by a fantastic afternoon ‘matinee performance’, and finally topped off with an inspiring ‘awards evening’ of light and sound.
Showcasing creative endeavour from around New Zealand. So come on. Let your fancy take flight and step into a world where tradition meets fantasy!

Cash bar available.
Art n Tartan is for 2 days only. A fantastic addition to Waipu’s ‘Waipu in Tartan’ winter events.


Tickets sell fast to this annual event, so get your group together early and check the website for ticket opening dates. (TBA). Don’t miss out!


If you would like to make a contribution towards this incredible event and its artists, please fill out the form below with your details. Donations of over $100 will be mentioned in the show programme, so please leave clear details of the donor name as you would like it to appear. (code : AnT Show Donation).