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Sculptors wired up for $5000

02 November 2004

Sculptors wired up for $5000

The $5000 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award is down to the wire with 15 semi-finalists announced this week.

The competition has attracted more than double the entries it did last year, with sculptors trying to get a share of the $5000 cash up for grabs.

The semi-finalists are wired up for the awards function where the winners will be announced at the Waipa Council Buildings on Wednesday 10 November.

This year’s sculptors range from high school students to accomplished artists, acting manager of Te Awamutu Museum Debra Kane said.

“Quite a few of the entrants are first timers this year,” she said.

“It is awesome to see new talent coming through and people giving it a go.”

“The sculptures range from tiny intricate pieces to large items such as a palm tree. There are some really incredible entries including a kete with mussels inside and a two-metre high dragon.”

The entrants are predominantly Waikato-based, though some have sent entries from Auckland and as far as Napier.

The exciting range of art will be on display at the Te Awamutu Museum, available for public viewing from 11 November.

The Fieldays No 8 Wire National Art Award is presented in associated with the Te Awamutu Rose and Cultural Festival.


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