Ag Art Wear on the catwalk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.