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Phil Twyford to Officially Open Harbourview Sculpture Trail

Mangroves, glass sculpture by Dermot Kelly, Harbourview Sculpture Trail 2014, photo Stefan Marks

For immediate release Thursday 6 March 2014

Phil Twyford to Officially Open Harbourview Sculpture Trail

• 52 artworks on display amongst salt marshes

Open daily 8 – 30 March 2014

Heralded as one of the most enchanting displays of art and sculpture, with pieces that individually comment on their environment, the Harbourview Sculpture Trail, Te Atatu Peninsula, is set to open to the public this weekend, Saturday 8 March.

The Trail displays pieces by fifty of New Zealand’s most talented, established and up-and-coming artists, with most of the exclusive art installations available for purchase.

MP for Te Atatu Phil Twyford said “The Harbourview Sculpture Trail is shaping up as a superb event in Auckland’s art calendar, with wonderful public art against a backdrop of Te Atatu Peninsula’s harbour-side setting.”
Harbourview Sculpture Trail Curator, Sally Lush, said "The trail is looking spectacular with each artist having taken an incredible amount of time and consideration in understanding the Te Atatu Peninsula environment.”
“The Harbourview Sculpture Trail is a journey of discovery, around the beautiful Danica ponds with its backdrop of salt marshes and stunning views of the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland CBD and Harbour Bridge. Showcasing a wide range of sculpture, the trail offers visitors an opportunity to view our natural environment differently, with some pieces of art addressing social and political issues of Te Atatu and the wider Auckland area.”
Lush said artists have used a broad mix of materials to create their installations including glass, caste iron, plastic, wood and steel.
The exhibition includes onsite kids activities including a 'Creation Station' hosted by Lopdell House Gallery - Art in a Box, a 'Peninsula Beats' evening presented by The Luscious Food Store, and a People’s Choice Award for the most popular sculpture, as voted by the public. Curated Tours will run each Friday and Saturday at 11am and 2pm, for the duration of the Trail.

Weekend bike hire is also available onsite, courtesy of Adventure Capital, for visitors interested in exploring the beautiful pathways around Te Atatu Peninsula, after walking the Trail.

The Harbourview Sculpture Trail, hosted by charitable organisation Peninsula Arts Inc, runs from 8th - 30th March 2014 and is open daily from 10am – 6pm.

For more information about the Harbourview Sculpture Trail or Curator Sally Lush, please visit


Notes to the Editor

More photos are available on request.

Tickets & Prices
Tickets are available from (
• Adult $10.00
• Family (two adults & two children 5-15 years) $25.00
• Child (5-15 years) $5.00
• Seniors & Students (16 years+) $9.00
Booking fees apply

Exhibiting Artists

ArtistsSculpture TitleNZ Address
Nicky AdamsFantail SeatTauranga
Diane AtkinsonFadeKaukapakapa
Karin BarrTreasured StonesMorrinsville
Katherine BatchelorWingspanWarkworth
Russell BeckContinuumInvercargill
Billadonna & Faith TavernorInside the Rabbit HoleHamilton
Phil BonhamWaka GnaruAuckland (Beach Haven)
Jonathan BowmanWhoa!Auckland (Papakura)
Audrey BoyleTangleAuckland (Avondale)
Trish ClarkeScottish ThistleWhangarei
Matthew CowanBeaconAuckland (Te Atatu Peninsula)
Tim ElliotDawn AwakeningAuckland (West Harbour)
Expressive Art GroupOn Angel’s WingsAuckland (West Auckland)
Dawn J FlowerMastAuckland (Avondale)
Ross ForbesEncampmentAuckland (Avondale)
Anton FordeTe Atatu RevistedWaiheke Island
Katherine Fraser & Kerry-Ann StantonPath of the PukekoAuckland (Mt Eden)
Bev GoodwinThe Dawn TaniwhaAuckland (Orakei)
Carol GreenHarbourview’s DishesAuckland (Howick)
Mia HamiltonHome Sweet HomeWellington
Cathy HeadClutterAuckland (Te Atatu South)
Dermot KellyMangrovesPaeroa
Doug KennedyDawnMasterton
Phillippa KennyWesterlingsAuckland (Sandringham)
Juliette LairdTransplantationAuckland (Ponsonby)
Jay LloydSeagullsWaiheke Island
Laura MarshEdifacePiha
Aaron McConchieUntitled 2014Auckland (Manukau)
Jenny McLeodNavigation PostAuckland (Western Heights)
Alysn Midgelow-MarsdenLight DancingAuckland (Torbay)
Sharonagh MontroseLine DancingWaiheke Island
Justin MurfittRainforestHikurangi (Northland)
Zoe NashHomeMt Albert
Trevor NathanUrban NatureRotorua
Ainsley O’ConnellFrom here to there…Auckland (Mt Eden)
Simon PaytonIn unity we put our trustAuckland (Orakei)
John RawsonTurbine LilyWellsford
Fiona Rennie SchwietersAttuneAuckland (Grey Lynn)
Ramon RobertsonVoidAuckland (Howick)
Carol RobinsonPodsWhangarei
Rebecca RoseRainbow Ripple DelightAuckland (Titirangi)
Donna Sarten (two pieces)Feed the Kids;
Imp of the perverse
Auckland (Swanson)
A.D. SchierningA Fine LineAuckland (Pt Chev)
Faith TavernorEnigmaOhaupo
Jeff ThomsonWind DriftHelensville
Stuart ThomsonPoints of ViewAuckland (Pakuranga)
Natalie Tozer & John PryorDenature, RenatureAuckland (Kingsland)
Clovis ViscoeCross Fire Cease FireAuckland (Mt Eden)
Bruce YoungNga Taonga TokiWhangarei

Sally Lush
Sally Lush is an independent exhibition curator, event manager and practicing artist with a broad experience gained from 20 years managing art galleries and art projects in the Auckland area.
In 1993 Lush established Art by the Sea and in 1999 Art Of This World, both galleries in Devonport selling a wide range of unique art by emerging and established New Zealand artists. Lush project managed the establishment of Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens (2008) also curating the annual exhibitions of sculpture and project managed and curated the establishment of the inaugural Harbourview Sculpture Trail, Te Atatu Peninsula (2012).

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