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2019 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

11 May 2019 - 9 June 2019

Free entry

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. 

The judge for the 2019 award is Associate Professor Linda Tyler.

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


Key dates

Entry closes: 1pm, Friday 29 March 2019
Finalists notified: Week of 8 April 2019
Opening and Awards event: 5.30pm, Friday 10 May 2019
Exhibition: Saturday 11 May to Sunday 9 June 2019


Image: Gaye Jurisich, winner of the 2019 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award, with her work Snare.



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