No.8 Wire National Art Award

The New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays is proud to present the
No.8 Wire National Art Award, in partnership with Waikato Museum and
ArtsPost Galleries & Shop

Entry to the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award 2017 is now open!

The award challenges artists to create innovative artworks using No.8 Wire. Following from last year, the criteria has been changed to encourage entrants to utilise agricultural-based materials and a minimum 50 per cent No.8 wire. The judge for the 2017 award is Dr Robin Woodward.

The Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award was established by the New Zealand National Fieldays Society Inc. in 1997 and is partnered by Waikato Museum and ArtsPost. 

The winners of the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award will be announced 5.30pm Thursday 20 April, 2017.

To find out more and to enter, click here

2017 competition details

First prize: $7,000
Second prize: $1,000
Third prize: $500
President’s Choice: $100 ArtsPost voucher
People's Choice: $100

Entry close: 5pm Tuesday 7 March 2017
Finalists notified: Monday 20 March 2017
Opening and Awards event: 5.30pm, Thursday 20 April 2017
Exhibition: Friday 21 April to Monday 22 May 2017
Venue: ArtsPost Galleries and Shop, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton. 

Read the terms and conditions

2016 winners


Clockwise from top left:
First prize: $7,000 Ben Pearce, Stone Age Eight Gauge
Second prize: $1,000 Cherise Thomson, Korowai
Third prize: $500 Jenta Griffin, Pater Prime
President’s choice:$100 Becca Bolscher, Tui's Nest.

2015 winners


Clockwise from top left:
1st prize – Eye Sight, Rebecca Rose of Auckland
2nd prize – Rusty Jandals – Gone for a Swim, Dagmar Elliot of Te Awamutu
3rd prize – Fenced In & Out, Akky van der Velde of Leeston
President’s Choice – Our Nations Pride, Katrina Jury of Hamilton


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