Held annually around the Fieldays event, the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award celebrates innovation by challenging artists to create artworks using No.8 wire, an iconic Kiwi agricultural product.
The award, hosted by Waikato Museum, culminates in a public exhibition in May/June at Hamilton’s ArtsPost. The award draws on an iconic farm product and translates this through talent and ingenuity into an art form.
Entrants are invited to utilise agricultural-based materials and No.8 wire to create sculptural artworks. The online entry form enables streamlined entry, multiple images, online payment and a blind selection of the finalists by the judge: http://waikatomuseum.co.nz/artspost/fieldays-no.8-wire-national-art-award/entry-form/entry_one
This year's judge
Award-winning New Zealand sculptor James Wright will judge the 2020 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award.
- Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award: Judge's Floor Talk, Friday 24 April
First prize: $7,000
Second prize: $1,000
Third prize: $500
President’s Choice: $100 ArtsPost voucher
People's Choice: $100 ArtsPost voucher
Entry opens: Thursday 16 January, 2020.
Entry closes: 1pm, Friday 13 March 2020.
Finalists notified: Week of 23 March, 2020.
Opening and Awards event: 5.30pm, Thursday 23 April 2020.
Exhibition: Friday 24 April - Monday 25 May 2020
Artspost Galleries & Shop, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton.
Image: Gaye Jurisich, winner of the 2019 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award, with her work Snare.