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.
|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|
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”.