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 are now open. The award culminates in a public exhibition held at Hamilton's ArtsPost during Fieldays in June.

The award challenges artists to create innovative artworks using No.8 Wire. This year the criteria has been changed to encourage entrants to utilise agricultural-based materials and a minimum 50 per cent No.8 wire. 

2016 Judge
Sculptor Brett Graham will judge the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award this year. Graham is considered one of New Zealand’s most exciting and accomplished sculptors, known for his ability to abstract complex historical and cultural ideas into formally strong and beautiful forms.

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 on Thursday 2 June at the ArtsPost, part of the Waikato Museum arts precinct on Victoria Street, Hamilton. A free public exhibition will be held at ArtsPost from Friday 3 June to Monday 27 June, 2016.

2016 competition details

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

Entries close: 5pm, Wednesday 11 May, 2016 
Finalists notified: Thursday 19 May, 2016
Winners announced/Award ceremony: Thursday 2 June, 2016
Exhibition: Friday 3 June to Monday 27 June, 2016
Venue: ArtsPost Galleries & Shop, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton 


2015 winners



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

2014 winners 

From Left:
1st – Rustic Hinaki by Dagmar and Nick Elliot of Te Awamutu
2nd – Ladders by Jeff Thomson of Helensville
3rd –War & Peace by Wiliam Jamieson of Napier


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