Fash­ion at Fiel­d­ays dis­plays artis­tic flair

Matamata Chronicle - - Rural Delivery -

The or­gan­is­ers of the 2012 New Zealand Na­tional Agri­cul­tural Fiel­d­ays are pleased with the level of in­ter­est that the Ag Art Wear Com­pe­ti­tion has gen­er­ated.

This pop­u­lar sub-event show­cases a vis­ual feast of creativ­ity and in­no­va­tion in­spired by all things ru­ral.

Artists and de­sign­ers are in­vited to cre­ate art for the body us­ing only ma­te­ri­als sourced from the farm, ru­ral in­dus­tries or the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment. With more than $12,000 in the prize pool, this com­pe­ti­tion chal­lenges en­trants to cre­ate designs that are in­no­va­tive, thought-pro­vok­ing and to­tally unique.

En­tries have been sub­mit­ted from lo­ca­tions across New Zealand as well as fur­ther afield.

Aus­tralian en­trants have also been ea­ger to sub­mit their designs for the an­nual awards.

The dead­line for en­tries closed on Wed­nes­day, May 16.

Ag Art Wear will be show­cased in two daily pre­sen­ta­tions at Fiel­d­ays in the Ag Art Wear Pav­il­ion, at 11am and 2pm, with the awards show be­ing held at the Fri­day 2pm show.

An ad­di­tional at­trac­tion for Fiel­d­ays vis­i­tors of the fem­i­nine per­sua­sion are style ses­sions ‘‘What a Woman Wants’’ with stylist, Lisa O’neill, hosted by The Farm­ers Trad­ing Co Ltd in con­junc­tion with Ag Art Wear. Each ses­sion is ap­prox­i­mately one hour’s du­ra­tion and will fol­low im­me­di­ately af­ter the Ag Art Wear shows at noon and 3pm.

The mass ap­peal of Ag Art Wear is also be­ing ex­tended off-site.

For the first time ever Ag Art Wear will be on show at a gala din­ner event in Hamil­ton city on the evening of Fri­day, June 16. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on this event, visit fiel­d­ays.co.nz/agartwear, tick­ets can be pur­chased by phoning STREAM Tick­et­ing on 07 834 6290.

Pop­u­lar: Jackie Tye mod­els Shirley Frew’s stun­ning cre­ation for the 2010 Fiel­d­ays Ag Art Wear com­pe­ti­tion.

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