Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award
Image: Jill Godwin, 2017 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award winner, with her work The No.8 Wire Lettering System: Fences vs Walls.
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 2018 award is Andrew Clifford.
First prize: $7,000
Second prize: $1,000
Third prize: $500
President’s Choice: $100 ArtsPost voucher
People's Choice: $100
Entry closes: Friday 13 April 2018
Finalists notified: Week of 16 April 2018
Opening and Awards event: 5.30pm, Thursday 10 May 2018
Exhibition: Friday 11 May to Monday 11 June 2018
Venue: ArtsPost Galleries and Shop, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton.