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Harbourview Sculpture Trail Attracts Record Numbers

2 April 2014

Harbourview Sculpture Trail Attracts Record Numbers

• Record 13,000 visitors and sculpture sales
• 5,000 votes for People’s Choice Award
Next exhibition March 2016

In only its second season, a record number of visitors took up the opportunity to attend the Harbourview Sculpture Trail during March. Of the fifty-one sculptures on display, more than 22 pieces of artwork sold, including eight recommissions. Prices of works ranged from $95 through to $55,000, with visitors praising the wide variety and range of unique sculptures.

The Harbourview Sculpture Trail, a biennial exhibition of contemporary New Zealand art in Auckland, finished on a high-note at the end of a three week run, on Sunday 30 March.

The Trail displayed pieces by fifty of New Zealand’s most talented, established and emerging artists. Over 13,000 visitors attended the exhibition, located at Harbourview Peoples Park, Te Atatu Peninsula, set around ponds, native flaxes and bush, with a backdrop of spectacular views of the Waitemata Harbour and Auckland City.

Harbourview Sculpture Trail Curator, Sally Lush, said "We were blown away by the record number of visitors, with people thoroughly enjoying the unique experience and discovering this gem of a location, just 15 minutes drive from the city. Sales of sculptures were very pleasing, with over a third of the sculptures sold and many more artists receiving commissions for new works. This is a fantastic achievement for a sculpture show in only its second season.

The exhibition truly reflected the amazing environment of the salt marsh area around Danica Pond on Te Atatu Peninsula with all the sculptures relating beautifully to the flora and fauna, social and political issues pertaining to the area.”

Almost 5,000 votes were counted for a public ‘People’s Choice’ award over the three week exhibition, with winning sculpture Void by Auckland artist Ramon Robertson taking the title for 2014.

The Harbourview Sculpture Trail, is run by the charity Peninsula Arts Inc. Any profits from the event will go towards staging the next exhibition in March 2016, and to set-up a fund to assist artists in West Auckland.

For more information about the Harbourview Sculpture Trail, visit www.harbourviewsculpture.com

Ramon Robertson
Auckland artist Ramon Robertson has a BA Honours Degree in Sculpture from Glasgow School of Art and a MA in Interior Design from Manchester Metropolitan University and has exhibited widely throughout UK and NZ.

His artwork engages with aspects of architecture and urbanisation with an observation on mass production and standardization.

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
Matt CowanBeaconAuckland (Howick)
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 (Te Atatu Peninsula)
Mia HamiltonHome Sweet HomeWellington
Cathy HeadClutterAuckland (Te Atatu South)
Dermot KellyMangrovesPaeroa
Doug KennedyDawnMasterton
Phillippa KennyWesterlingsAuckland (Sandringham)
Juliette LairdTransplantationAuckland (Ponsonby)
Jay LloydSeagullsWaiheke Island
Aaron McConchieUntitled 2014Auckland (Manukau)
Jenny McLeodNavigation PostAuckland (Western Heights)
Alysn Midgelow-MarsdenLight DancingAuckland (Torbay)
Sharonagh MontroseLine DancingWaiheke Island
Justin MurfittRainforestHikurangi (Northland)
Zoe NashHomeAuckland (Mt 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

www.harbourviewsculpture.com

ENDS

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