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

11 May – 9 June 2019 
Free Entry
ArtsPost Galleries & Shop
120 Victoria Street, Hamilton

Hosted by Waikato Museum, the exhibition is on display to the public from 11 May – 9 June,  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

Fri 29 March Entries close
Mon 8 April Finalists notified week of
Fri 10 May Opening and Awards event 5.30pm
Sat 11 May Exhibition opens
Venue: ArtsPost Galleries and Shop, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton.

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 2019 award is Associate Professor Linda Tyler who has taught art history at Canterbury, Victoria, Waikato and Auckland universities, and at Unitec and Otago Polytechnic. Ms Tyler has also been an art curator at Waikato Museum, the Hocken Library and Gus Fisher Gallery and is now convenor of Museums and Cultural Heritage at the University of Auckland.

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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