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Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

Image: Asaki Kajima with her 2020 winning work Space Cow.

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The annual Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award award, hosted by Waikato Museum, partnered with Momentum Waikato Community Foundation and supported by the New Zealand National Fieldays Society, challenges artists to turn an iconic Kiwi farming product into art and stake their claim to a share of $8,500 in prize money.

The award culminates in a month-long exhibition at Hamilton’s ArtsPost Galleries & Shop, opening on Friday 23 April.

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

The judge for the 2021 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award is Renowned New Zealand sculptor Virginia King.  For more information please go HERE.  

Related events:

  • Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award: Judge's Floor Talk, TBA


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 opens: Friday 15 January, 2021

Entry closes: 1pm, Friday 12 March 2021

Finalists notified: Week of 22 March 2021

Winners announced/Award ceremony: 5.30pm, Thursday 22 April 2021

Exhibition: Friday 23 April - Monday 24 May 2021



Artspost Galleries & Shop, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton. Open daily 10am – 5pm.


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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