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Creative Northland has an ongoing commitment to making sure that the arts sector in Northland is dynamic, thriving, influential and productive.

ART’NTARTAN 2018 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN

Entries are now being sought for the 2018 Waipu Museum Art’n’Tartan Wearable Art awards to be held on Friday 20th and Saturday 2lst July in the magnificent Celtic Barn, Waipu.

The competition is held each year  to critical acclaim and is a chance for artists and designers of wearable art to showcase their work. The first Art’nTartan show was held in 2010 and has grown from strength to strength.  It has developed a reputation for professionalism and excellence with a huge prize pool up for grabs including both section prizes and the prestigious and much sought-after special awards.

The 2018 contest will feature a whole host of new categories to inspire those artists amongst us. Details of these innovative new sections, together with entry forms can be dowloaded from the Waipu Museum website – www.waipumuseum.com. Deadline for forms to be completed and handed in, emailed or posted to the museum is Friday 27th April, 2018.

Anyone who is keen to enter the competition or be part of the event in any way are invited to come along to Waipu’s Celtic Barn on Thursday, February 15th at 7pm for the annual Expressions of Interest meeting.  This will be an information evening for entrants and backstage volunteers. There will be the chance to chat to the show’s artistic director and production manager and hear more about the 2018 show. Further information about this and other aspects of the contest can be found on the museum website or on the Art’nTartan Facebook page.