Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award is a showcase of the imagination and creativity of Kiwi artists and DIYers, challenged to create innovative artwork with predominantly No.8 Wire. Hosted by Waikato Museum, the exhibition is on display to the public in May/June, prior to Fieldays, at Hamilton’s ArtsPost. The display of ingenious and unique artwork brings together town and country celebrating the innovative Kiwi spirit in a creative form, paying homage to Kiwi ingenuity and innovation, and encompasses the can-do Kiwi attitude.

No.8 Wire Award Exhibition

Friday 24 April – Monday 25 May 2020

Free Entry
ArtsPost Galleries & Shop
120 Victoria Street, Hamilton

Hosted by Waikato Museum, the exhibition is on display to the public from 24 April – 25 May,  at Hamilton’s ArtsPost. The display of ingenious and unique artwork brings together town and country celebrating the innovative Kiwi spirit in a creative form, paying homage to Kiwi ingenuity and innovation, and encompasses the can-do Kiwi attitude.

Reflecting the way the future of farming is changing, the awards now allow artists to use a wider range of agricultural products, with the dominant visual and structural feature of the artwork still required to be No.8 wire or wire of a similar gauge.

Competition Timeline

Thurs 16 Jan Entries Open
Fri 13 March Entries Close
Week of 23 March Finalists notified
Thurs 23 April Opening and awards event
Fri 24 April – Mon 25 May Exhibition

How to enter

We recommend you read the Terms and Conditions before you fill in this form. Entry fee to the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award is $30. Please contact Waikato Museum if you require assistance with your entry.

The online entry form enables streamlined entry, multiple images, online payment and a blind selection of the finalists by the judge.

Judging

The judge for the 2020 awards is award-winning New Zealand sculptor James Wright. Mr Wright is a New Zealand Sculptor who draws inspiration from his heritage and rural upbringing. His large scale Corten steel sculptures are found throughout NZ in private and public collections.

2018 Winner

Image: Canterbury’s Akky van der Velde, 2018 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award winner with her work Outside the Square. Judge Andrew Clifford, praised van der Velde for “creating something magical with an economy of materials”.

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