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Artists from all over New Zealand will be exhibiting original artwork from a range of mediums, styles, and genres.  Please see the Artist section for an sneak peak at the amazing talent that will be on display!

Artists will also be selling self-published work in the form of prints, comics, artbooks and much more.

The intimate nature of the event offers you the chance to meet and connect with artists you may already admire or others creating new and exciting work that you weren’t aware of.

Furthermore, artists will be doing drawing/painting demos, workshops and talks on a variety of subjects throughout the day.
For more info on this, check back on this site as more news are announced, or subscribe to our newsletter.

Chromacon is completely free for public entry!
Anyone with an interest in art, in particular storytelling in visual mediums.

Whether you’re an fledgling artist yourself or simply curious about the amazing original artworks created right here in New Zealand, everyone’s welcome!

Everyone’s welcome! However, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

We have a strong stance against censorship of artworks at Chromacon, due to this – we can not guarantee a lack of adult subject matters being exhibited.  We highly recommend parents accompany attendees below 17 years of age.

If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact us.

Only with permission from the the subject/artist of an artwork.

Common courtesy aside, this is especially important if you are planning on taking photos of artworks, due to copyright reasons it is imperative that you ask for the artist’s permission first.  

We recognise that cosplayers are closely linked with comic and pop-culture conventions.  However, Chromacon is first and foremost, an arts festival that focuses on the artists and the exhibition of original artworks.

You are welcome to dress up for the event, however – please refrain from gathering in large groups or performing with/without props in any way inside the venue due to space limitations and safety concerns.

No food or drinks are allowed inside the event as per venue policy, if you have bought or purchased such items from elsewhere please enjoy them outside the venue.

Catering options at the event will be announced shortly.

Everyone! As long as you are a visual arts practitioner with a passion for storytelling, Chromacon welcomes you to apply!

Do note however, the current focus of Chromacon is to showcase storytelling across visual, moving image and interactive mediums, we don’t have any restrictions towards styles/genres, however – this is a festival to celebrate innovation across visual arts, and not a fine arts exhibition, market or pop culture convention.

For more detailed information please see refer to our Application Guide.

Unfortunately this is simply a limitation of venue space.

Chromacon aims to provide artists with the best possible exhibition space at the lowest cost.  This means currently booths are very limited, we encourage all applicants to submit their best works with their application.

Everyone’s welcome! However, parents of applicants under the age of 16 must give their consent upon registration and also accompany the exhibitor on the day of the event.

We have a strong stance against censorship of artworks at Chromacon, however, if you do plan on exhibiting artworks featuring mature themes, please let us know upon registration or at any time prior to the event..

If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact us.

That is perfectly fine! However do note, to “share a table” as a collective, the work exhibited must be collaborative in nature.

It also helps to promote collaboration and may lead to some exciting work!

Certainly! Please read the rest of FAQ and the Exhibitor InfoApplication Guide page if you have any detailed questions.  For any inquiries not addressed, please feel free to contact us.
Unfortunately no, Chromacon operates on a not-for-profit basis, as such exhibitors would have to cover travel and accommodation costs themselves.

We do offer travel and accommodation allowance to support international guest artists , however this is solely at the discretion of the Chromacon committee. Feel free to contact us if you are interested.

Full exhibition booths are 3m x 2.5m in size.  For further information such as hiring display panels please refer to Pricing and Booth Options.
Yes, however this will be set up by an third-party supplier and will cost $65 per booth.  Please refer to Pricing and Booth Options.
Generally speaking, unfortunately not.  This is due to the nature of booths being close in proximity to each other.

However, we can make exceptions to this rule if sound is integral to any self-produced animation/videogame etc you plan on exhibiting.  Do note however, you must inform us if you require this exception upon registration.  We reserve the rights to ask artists to lower the volume during the event if it is disrupting the event/ neighbouring booths.

We provide all full booths with 2 chairs per table, more chairs can be hired at $10 each.
Exhibitors may set up their booths at 7.00AM (2 hours prior) on 12th May 2013 and be packed up by 7.00PM (2 hours post event).
In the event of this happening, please contact us ASAP.  The right to exhibit at Chromacon is absolutely non-transferable and must not be resold.

There will be no refunds for cancellations 2 months or less prior to the event.

It is acceptable for someone else to manage your booth on your behalf.  He/she will need to fill out a registration form on the day of the event and be deemed responsible for any infringements of terms and conditions in the vicinity of the booth space.

Chromacon is a non-profit arts festival designed to connect artists with the wider community.  Even though we are currently operating on a limited budget, we are in process of securing further funding and initiating campaigns to promote the event.

Some ways you can help are:

  • CHROMA artbook and Chromacon Pledgeme campaign (to be announced).
  • Subscribing to our newsletter and encouraging others to do so.
  • Engaging the power of social media! Blog, tweet, posting on about Chromacon as the event develops.  Also following us on Facebook and Twitter if you haven’t done so already.
  • Spreading the news amongst any online and real-life art communities you may be involved with.
  • Education providers are a major part of the community that Chromacon plan to engage with.  If you are directly involved with or have contacts with any art/design related department with an education provider, we would love to hear from you!
  • If you know any companies or organisations who might be interested in sponsorship opportunities, feel free to link them here, contact us or alternatively email Allan.
  • Remember, this event is about connecting artists with the wider community, so spread the word!
Absolutely! The most obvious example would be to apply to be part of the official artbook. You can also help by spreading the news about Chromacon and helping us promote the event! See how you can do this via the question above.
Absolutely! The most obvious example would be to apply to be part of the official artbook – CHROMA. We will also be looking for volunteers to help out with the event in the upcoming months, contact us if you are interested.

You can also help by spreading the news about Chromacon and helping us promote the event! See how you can do this via the question above.

Lastly, we wholeheartedly welcome you to attend Chromacon! It would certainly be an amazing source of inspiration for any artist.