Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Judge Announced for 2013 No.8 Wire National Art Award

Judge Announced for 2013 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

2 OCTOBER 2012
For Immediate Release

Acclaimed New Zealand sculptor, John Edgar will judge the 2013 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award. The annual award, now in its seventh year, is hosted by ArtsPost and sponsored by NZ Agricultural Fieldays.

Waikato Museum Director Cherie Meecham says John Edgar is familiar with the challenge of working with a single medium, a requirement for the award as each entry must comprise at least 75 per cent No.8 wire.

“We’re privileged to have John Edgar curating and judging the award. John brings a vast wealth of experience and understanding to the role and his active interest in sculpting and forming challenging materials gives him an inherent understanding of the complexities and the potential in working with No.8 wire,” she said.

Mr Edgar admits to a certain fondness for the practical potential of No.8 wire and the role it continues to play in everyday life.

“No.8 wire is perhaps the most ubiquitous manmade material in New Zealand and since early colonial days it has played a huge role in both town and country,” he says. “I am never without a supply in my sculpture workshop; it comes in handy for so many jobs. I am sure it is at the very heart of New Zealanders’ doityourself attitude and our ability to fix anything.”

John Edgar has been exhibiting his work in solo exhibitions since 1979 in New Zealand and Australia as well as several group shows. Mr Edgar has been included in several curated exhibitions which have toured nationwide, and is represented in several public and private collections in New Zealand, Australia and the United States. In 2004, Edgar installed a major commission at the Auckland Domain titled ‘Transformer’ and in 2009 he became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his contribution to the arts, in particular sculpture.

“The entrants to this award continue to inspire and delight us with their imaginative use of No.8 wire and each year we see more entries from throughout New Zealand, with every one a study in creativity and quality,” said Vanessa Richmond, Manager Mystery Creek Events at NZ National Agricultural Fieldays.

Entry is now open for the 2013 Fieldays No. 8 Wire National Art Award and entries close on Tuesday, 20 April 2013. The winner will receive $4000, with second place and third place getters receiving $1500 and $1000 respectively.

The winners will be announced at a gala evening opening on Thursday, 6 June before the exhibition opens from 7 June until 15 July at ArtsPost Galleries & Shop on Hamilton’s Victoria Street.

Whanganui design student, Max Deutscle won first place in the 2012 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award with his entry ‘The Hollow Tiki’ in June this year. For more information and entry details visit www.artspost.co.nz.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Anzac Day:


Reshuffle: PM Announces Changes To Ministerial Portfolios

Prime Minister Bill English today announced the appointment of Gerry Brownlee as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nathan Guy as Minister of Civil Defence, Nikki Kaye as Minister of Education and Mark Mitchell as Minister of Defence.

The changes follow the resignations from Cabinet of Hekia Parata and Murray McCully.

In other changes Simon Bridges has been appointed Leader of the House and Nicky Wagner has been made Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration. More>>

 

Q+A Transcript: CTU Call For 'National Standards' On Wages

‘If you look at countries who do better than us, who pay wages better, who have more competitive industries, more successful economies, they have systems where there are national standards.’ More>>

ALSO:

Health Workers Respond: People's Mental Health Report Released

The People's Mental Health Review reinforces a recent YesWeCare.nz survey of 6,000 health workers, which found nine in 10 believe they don't have the staff or resources to deliver the care Kiwis need when they need it. More>>

ALSO:

More Mental Health:

Energy: Greens Launch Plan For Cheaper And Cleaner Electricity

$112 million for winter warm-up payments to help low-income households cover their power bills • setting a goal for 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 (in average hydrological conditions) • an investigation into the electricity wholesale market. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Aged-Care Settlement

Until yesterday, a National government has always been the sworn enemy of women seeking justice in the workplace, in the face of gender-based pay discrimination. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news