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Judge's talk - Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

26 May 2023



Held at ArtsPost

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, opening on Friday 26 May.

This year's guest judge Hannah Kidd will discuss the award winners selected for the 2023 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award.

Please note:

This event is held at ArtsPost located at120 Victoria Street, next door to Waikato Museum.


About Hannah Kidd

Based in Methven with iwi affiliations to Ngaati Toa, sculptor Hannah Kidd is renowned for her large-scale constructions made of welded steel. She graduated in 2001 from the Otago Polytechnic School of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in sculpture, and her distinctive work has been exhibited around the world.