Judge, The Portage Ceramics Awards, 2021

AWARDS (1990 –)

Creative New Zealand Arts Grant toward creating new work, 2017

Premiere Award, Portage Ceramics Awards, New Zealand, 2015

Juror’s Award, Gyeonngi International Ceramic Biennale, South Korea, 2015

Creative New Zealand Investment Grant, 2009

Creative New Zealand Grant to create new work 2005

Premiere Award, Portage Ceramic Awards, New Zealand, 2004

Premiere Award, Norsewear Art Awards, 2004

Creative New Zealand Grant toward The Dowse exhibition catalogue 2002

1st World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea, Honourable Mention 2001

Creative New Zealand Grant to create new work, 2000

Antarctic Artist Fellowship 2000

Creative New Zealand Grant 1998 toward residency Shigaraki, Japan

Fletcher Challenge – Merit Award, 1997.

Norsewear Art Award 1997.

Fletcher Challenge 1994 – Judges Commendation

QEII Arts Council Grant 1993

Cleveland Ceramic Award – co-winner Premier Award, 1993

Norsewear Art Award – merit 1993

QEII Arts Council Grant 1990


2020 Everywhere I go, Bowen Galleries, Wellington

2019 E kōrero ana ngā rākau: ‘the trees are talking, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, N.Z.

2019 I Too Am in Paradise II, Objectspace, Auckland, N.Z.

2016-17 I Too Am In Paradise, The Dowse, Lower Hutt, NZ.

2014 On A PlateBowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ.

2013 Wasters, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, N.Z.

2011 Fiat Lux, Rh Gallery at Woollaston, Upper Moutere, N.Z.

2009 Fragile, Bowen Galleries, Welliington, N.Z.

2006 Stow Cool, AVID Gallery, Wellington, N.Z.

2006 Designs on Antarctica, Michael Hirschfield Gallery at City Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

2005 Designs on AntarcticaObjectspace, Auckland, NZ.

2005 Homelight, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ.

2004 Tabula Rasa? Part 1, Photospace, Canberra School of Arts, ANU, Canberra, Australia.

2003 Gifts of Civilization, AVID Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

2003 Terra Nova , Te Manawa Art Gallery, Palmerston North, NZ.

2002 Terra Nova, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, NZ.

2000 A Fine Line, Wellington, NZ.

2000 South by Degrees, Gallery VC, Queenstown, NZ.

1998 A Southern Landscape, Masterworks, Auckland, NZ

1997 Memories of the Mainland, Avid Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

1992 Dual Nature, Pots of Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ.


2023-4 Te Mata Tūroa o Papa/This Natural World, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington,N.Z.

2016 Inspired: ceramics and jewellery shaped by the past, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongawera, Wellington, N.Z

2015 Portage Ceramics Awards, Te Uru, Auckland, NZ.

2015 Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea.

2014 Notes: artists’ books on music, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ.

2012 A View From Where I Was Sleeping , The Dowse, Lower Hutt, NZ.

2012 Raewyn Atkinson and Ben Webb, Rh Gallery, Woollaston Estate, Upper Moutere, NZ .

2011 Ruby: A 40 Year Love Affair with the Dowse, Lower Hutt, NZ.

2011 All Fired Up TSB Bank Wallace Art Centre, Auckland, NZ.

2010 “Korero & Huihua” International Ceramics in Conversation, Taiwan Ceramics Bienale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan.

2008 Crossing the Tasman, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ.

2008 Symphonia Antarctica, The Dowse, Lower Hutt, NZ.

2007 Mad about Mud, The Dowse, Lower Hutt, NZ.

2006  Raewyn Atkinson and Kazu Nakagawa, Campbell Grant Galleries, Christchurch, NZ.

2005 NorseweART Award, Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings, NZ.

2005 James Wallace Art Award Touring Show, James Wallace Gallery, Auckland, Pataka Wellington, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch.

2004 The Portage Ceramic Awards, Lobdell House, Auckland, NZ.

2004 NorseweART Award, Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings, NZ.

2002 Conversation Pieces, Collaboration Works, Michael Hirschfield Gallery at City Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

2002 process idea+art? Raewyn Atkinson and Ann Verdcourt, selections from the Massey University Collection, Palmerston North, NZ.

2002 East-West Collaboration III, University of Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2001 1st World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea

2000 Sidney Meyer Fund International CeramicsSheparton, Australia

2000 Millenium Medallions, City Gallery, Wellington, NZ.

1999 Sidney Meyer Fund International Ceramics, Shepparton, Australia.

1999 The Vessel , Guest Artist, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch.

1998 Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Awards, Auckland Museum, Auckland, NZ.

1997 Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Awards, Auckland Museum, Auckland, NZ.

1997 H2O, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, NZ.

1997 Aesthetic Departures- the Art of Death, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, NZ.

1994 Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Awards, Auckland Museum, NZ.

1993 Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Awards, Auckland Museum, NZ.


Te Papa Tongarewa, The National Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, N.Z.

City Art Collection, Wellington, N.Z.

The Dowse Museum, Wellington, N.Z.

Fletcher Challenge Collection, Auckland,N.Z.

Te Manawa, Palmerston North, N.Z.

Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.

The Auckland Museum, N.Z.The Otago Museum, N.Z.

Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, N.Z.

The Bathhouse, Rotorua, NZ.James Wallace Collection, NZ.

The Kiwi Development Trust, Royal Sun Alliance Centre Collection, Auckland, NZ.

The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, U.S

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand (Wellington), Fiji (Suva), U.S.(Washington).

Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, N.S.W. Australia

Russell McVeagh, Wellington Offices, N.Z.

The Glenn Schaeffer Collection

The Portage Collection

James Wallace Collection


Ed. Carlos Lehnebach, Claire Regnault, Rebecca Rice, Isaac Te Awa and Rachel Yates, ‘ Flora: Celebrating Our Botanical World’, Te Papa Press, 2023

Ed. Patrick Shepherd, ‘Artists in Antarctica’, Massey University Press, 2023

Melanie Oliver, ‘I Too Am In Paradise II’, Objectspace Publication, 2019 http://www.objectspace.org.nz/journal/i-too-am-in-paradise-ii-1/

Rangihīroa Panoho, ‘E kōrero ana ngā rākau : the trees are talking’, Objectspace Publication, 2019 http://www.objectspace.org.nz/journal/e-korero-ana-nga-rakau/

Altair Roleants, ‘Material thinking and sustainability in contemporary ceramics’, Artlink, Contemporary Art of Austraila & Asia-Pacific, Issue 36:1 | March 2016 BIG IDEAS, https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4435/material-thinking-and-sustainability-in-contempora/

Jenny Bornholdt, ‘Empire of Dirt: Writing about Ceramics’, Objectspace, November, 2015, https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/54796214/empire-of-dirt-writing-about-ceramics

In focus: Raewyn Atkinson’s award winning ceramics, Urbis, 19 November, 2015 https://urbismagazine.com/articles/raewyn-atkinson/

Karl Chitham, ‘An Accumulated History’, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, April, 2013 An Accumulated History

“This article was published in Issue 52/1 of The Journal of Australian Ceramics, April 2013. Permission has been given to make it available on this website.© The Australian Ceramics Association 2013” www.australianceramics.com

Peter Gibbs,’Inspired by deep icy imagery’, The Nelson Mail, February 2, 2011

Felicity Milburn, ‘Under Pressure, Raewyn Atkinson’s Deep Time #26, Art New Zealand, no.136/SUMMER 2010-1011. pp.49-53

Sul-ling CHIANG (editor), Korero-Ceramics in Conversation:Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2010:Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale, pp. 132-133

Amanda Fielding,’Conversations’, Ceramic Review, 243, May/June 2010

Moyra Elliott, ‘The political perspective’,The Journal of Australian Ceramics,46#, April 2007,p.p.34-38. 2007.

Sarah Farrar ‘Raewyn Atkinson’s Designs on Antarctica, City Gallery Wellington, brochure in association with the exhibition ‘Raewyn Atkinson – Designs on Antarctica, 2006.

Kiran Chug,’Designs on Antarctica’, The Dominion, 2006.

Gina Irish, ‘Southbound’, Art New Zealand, no.117/SUMMER 2005-2006, pp. 42-46.

Felicity Milburn, ‘Raewyn Atkinson’s Designs on Antarctica’Ceramics Art and Perception, no. 63, pp.37-38 2005

Felicity Milburn, ‘Designs on Antarctica’, Objectspace, October, 2005

Felicity Milburn, ‘HOMELIGHT’,b.141,Bulletin of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. winter 2005, pp. 26-27.

Tania McCauley, ‘Paintings not good enough for Norsewear selectors’, Hawkes Bay Today, 2004

NZPA ‘Antarctica inspires winning artist’, The New Zealand Herald, October 15, 2004.

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, ‘At Home:A Century of New Zealand Design’ Godwit, 2004.

Peter Lane, ‘Contemporary Studio Ceramics’, A&C Black Publishers (London) & University of Pennsylvania,2003.

Mattias Osterman, ‘The Ceramic Surface’, A&C Black Publishers Ltd (London),2003. Moyra Elliott,

Existenz in Wind und Eis, translated by Gabi Dewald, Keramic Magazin, no.6, pp.46-49, 2003.

Moyra Elliott, ‘Raewyn Atkinson’s Terranova’, Ceramics Art and Perception, no.54, pp.30-34, 2003.

Claire Regnault, ‘partners in a cold climate’,Object magazine, no.42, pp.74-75, 2003.

Chris Orsman, ‘Primer of Ice and Stone: for Raewyn Atkinson’,Pemican Press, 2002.Chloe Groser, Antarctic Inspires Artist’,Hutt News, 2002.

Marcia Morse, ‘Feats of Clay’, Honolulu Weekly,September 18-24, 2002.

Virginia Were, Nothing Comes on a Plate, Art News, pp.46-8,Summer 2001.

Moyra Elliott, Raewyn Atkinson’s Engagement with History, Ceramics Art and Perception, no.45, pp.55-9, 2001.

Nick Barnett, ‘Fine Line Between Maori and Pakeha, The Dominion Post, 2000.

Dianne Decker,’Poetry in Clay’,N.Z.House and Garden, February, pp.62-3, 2000.

Frances T.J. Shao, Everlasting Hill: An Encounter by Chance between the New Zealand Ceramist Raewyn Atkinson and me,Ceramic Art (Taiwan) no. 23, pp. 74-801999.

Hilary Pederson. An Outsider’s Perspective, New Zealand Potter, Vol. 40, No.1, 1998.Helen Schamroth,”100 New Zealand Craft Artists’,Godwit Press, 1998.

Keith Stewart,’Moments like this far too rare’, Sunday Star Times, 1997,

Douglas Lloyd-Jenkins, ‘A Change of Heart,1997 Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award’, Ceramic Art and Perception, no. 29, pp. ,1997.

Janet Mansfield, ‘Contemporary Ceramic Art in Australia and New Zealand’,Craftsman House,1995.

Linda Niccol, ‘Home and Building, April/May, 1994

Helen Shamroth, Dual Nature, The Herald,1992.

Peter Gibbs, ‘The Glorious Goblet’. Craft New Zealand, Issue 36, Winter, p.18,1991.


‘Nightline’, TV3, June 4, 2002

‘The Big Art Trip’, TV1, August 17, 2001

TV 3 6pm News, April, 2001

‘Nightline’, TV3, June 9, 2000


‘What’s On’ with Lyn Freeman, interview, 6.15 p.m., Radio New Zealand 27 May, 2002