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.