Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award is a showcase of the imagination and creativity of Kiwi artists and DIYers, challenged to create innovative artwork with predominantly No.8 Wire. Hosted by Waikato Museum, the exhibition is on display to the public in May/June, prior to Fieldays, at Hamilton’s ArtsPost. The display of ingenious and unique artwork brings together town and country celebrating the innovative Kiwi spirit in a creative form, paying homage to Kiwi ingenuity and innovation, and encompasses the can-do Kiwi attitude.

Enter No.8 Wire

Step 1 – Entries are now open. Complete the online entry form through Waikato Museum Friday 13 April 2018. The entry form allows for multiple images, optional video links, online payment and a blind selection of the finalists by the judge.

Step 2 – Finalists are announced week of 16 April 2018.

Step 3 – 5.30pm, Thursday 10 May 2018.

Step 4 – Exhibition is open to the public at ArtsPost Galleries and Shop, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton.

Awards

Entrants are invited to utilise agricultural-based materials and No.8 wire to create sculptural artworks. The award, hosted by Waikato Museum, culminates in a public exhibition in May/June at Hamilton’s ArtsPost.

The judge for the 2018 award is Andrew Clifford.

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

Competition Timeline

Fri 13 April Entries close
Fri 13 April Finalists notified
Thurs 10 May Opening and Awards event 5.30om
Fri 11 May Exhibition opens
Venue: ArtsPost Galleries and Shop, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton.
Wed 13 June Displayed onsite at Fieldays

How to enter

We recommend you read the Terms and Conditions before you fill in this form. Entry fee to the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award is $30 Need more information? Please contact Waikato Museum if you require assistance with your entry.

The online entry form enables streamlined entry, multiple images, online payment and a blind selection of the finalists by the judge.