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Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

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


Fieldays No.8 Wire

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. 

This year's judge

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.


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

Venue: ArtsPost Galleries & Shop, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton.





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