Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award
Image: Artist Gina Ferguson has taken out the top prize in the 2021 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award with her work Wear ‘n’ tear.
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 2021 award culminates in a month-long exhibition at Hamilton’s ArtsPost Galleries & Shop (23 April - 24 May).
Each year 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 winner
Auckland artist Gina Ferguson has taken out the top prize in the 2021 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award with her work Wear ‘n’ tear.
Morrinsville-based Heather Olesen placed second for her entry Liquid Life and Cherise Thomson from Auckland was placed third for dune profile no.1.
The President’s Choice Award went to Hamilton’s Naomi Roche for her creation Spare Ribs.
For more information please go HERE.
First prize: $7,000
Second prize: $1,000
Third prize: $500
President’s choice: $100 ArtsPost voucher
People’s choice: $100 ArtsPost voucher
Key 2021 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.