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Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

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The annual Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award is a renowned competition challenging artists from across New Zealand to transform the iconic agricultural product, No.8 wire, into inspiring art.

Each year entrants are invited to utilise agricultural-based materials and No.8 wire to create sculptural artworks and compete for a prize pool worth nearly $10,000.

The award culminates in a month-long exhibition at Hamilton’s ArtsPost Galleries & Shop (22 April - 23 May 2022). 

Key dates

  • Entry opens: Friday 14 January, 2022
  • Entry closes: 1pm, Monday 14 March 2022 
  • Finalists notified: Week of 21 March 2022
  • Winners announced/Award ceremony: 5.30pm, Thursday 21 April 2022
  • Exhibition: Friday 22 April - Monday 23 May 2022

Prizes

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