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Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

Image: Asaki Kajima with her winning work Space Cow.

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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 July/August 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. (Read the Terms and Conditions here.)

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

Award-winning New Zealand sculptor James Wright will judge the 2020 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award.  More information is available here. 


Related events:

  • Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award: Judge's Floor Talk, 3 July, 12.30-1.30pm, Free event at ArtsPost.  More info. 


First prize: $5,000
Second prize: $800
Third prize: $300

Key dates

Entry opens: Thursday 16 January, 2020

Entry closes: 1pm, Friday 13 March 2020

Finalists notified: Week of 25 May, 2020

Winners announced: Thursday 2 July

Exhibition: Friday 3 July to Monday 3 August 2020 



Artspost Galleries & Shop, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton. 


For a full list of 2020 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award winners, highly commended works and finalists please go here. 





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