Ag Art Wear on the cat­walk

Matamata Chronicle - - Rural Delivery -

The or­gan­is­ers of the 2011 New Zealand Na­tional Agri­cul­tural Fiel­d­ays are search­ing for cre­ative in­di­vid­u­als to chal­lenge their aes­thetic and struc­tural ca­pa­bil­i­ties to cre­ate a vis­ual work of wear­able art from ru­rally de­rived prod­ucts.

En­tries so far have come from Welling­ton, Hawke’s Bay and even Aus­tralia and there is still time to en­ter your artis­tic mas­ter­piece.

The dead­line for the pres­ti­gious wear­able art competition has been ex­tended to May 18 this year.

Ex­tend­ing the clos­ing date takes into ac­count the time re­quired to cre­ate qual­ity items and re­duces po­ten­tial of any plant de­rived gar­ments de­te­ri­o­rat­ing be­fore they hit the run­way.

Gen­eral man­ager Barry Quayle said: ‘‘Be­ing one of the more pop­u­lar sub events, it is pleas­ing that we have been able to ex­tend the date for sub­mis­sions. This will al­low more time for new de­sign­ers to come up with cre­ative art for the body that uses ma­te­ri­als from around the farm. It’s great that with the sup­port of spon­sors we are able to con­tinue to of­fer sub­stan­tial cash prizes.

‘‘ In­no­va­tion and an ap­proach end up with prizes.’’

Pre­lim­i­nary judg­ing will be­gin on May 25 where the fi­nal­ists of the competition will be se­lected to show at Fiel­d­ays. This year the run­way show will be a pol­ished cat­walk pa­rade, pre­sent­ing the de­signs to their full po­ten­tial.

Don’t miss the creativ­ity and artis­tic the big in­ven­tive­ness of the most stun­ning competition at Fiel­d­ays, 10am and 1pm in the Ag Art Wear Pavil­ion.

Ag Art Wear is sup­ported by NZ Land­care Trust, HRV, Snapshot Cam­eras, Event Light­ing LTD, Clas­sic Hits, Dev­ereux & Vil­liger, 4 Sea­sons and SBI Pro­duc­tions.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the competition and to down­load en­try forms, visit www. fiel­d­ays. co. nz or con­tact Adam Reins­field on 07 843 4499 or adamr@fiel­d­

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