NZ Sculpture OnShore opens Saturday 4 November

Now in its 27th year, NZ Sculpture OnShore features more than 120 artworks by emerging and established artists from all over Aotearoa New Zealand.
Operetu Fort Takapuna, Devonport Auckland
Saturday 4 November – Sunday 19 November (closed Mondays), 10am–5pm


After a five year hiatus, NZ Sculpture OnShore is returning with more than 120 spectacular, quirky and thought-provoking works by emerging and established artists from across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Now in its 27th year, this year’s iteration includes soaring monumental sculptures, sound and light artworks, and sight-specific installations by some of the country’s pre-eminent artists. Included in this year’s exhibition are artists Paul Brunton, Sophia Athineou, Oliver Stretton-Pow, Chris Moore, Paora Toi-Te-Rangiuaia. Jeff Thomson (Helensville) has also created intriguing corrugated iron works; Ramon Robertson (Howick, Auckland) presents distinctive and strange human forms in concrete and timber; Jamie Thomas (Bombay Hills) will showcase a 2.6m tall version of the famous New Zealand racehorse, Phar Lap, complete with jockey James Pike leading the pack at the 1930 Melbourne cup, made totally of horseshoes; and the previous exhibition’s Fisher Funds People’s Choice winner Josh Olley (Cromwell) returns with another eye-catching figurative stone work.

Situated in Operetu Fort Takapuna, a stunning clifftop park with the backdrop of Rangitoto Island and the Hauraki Gulf, NZ Sculpture OnShore is a great day out with family and friends.

All artworks exhibited will be for sale, with proceeds donated to Women’s Refuge NZ. To date, over $2 million has been donated by NZ Sculpture OnShore to help Women’s Refuge NZ support victims of domestic violence. Head along for a terrific experience supporting a great cause.

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