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Announcing NZ Sculpture OnShore Artists for 2016

Announcing NZ Sculpture OnShore Artists for 2016

NZ Sculpture OnShore will return to Devonport’s Fort Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore from the 10th-20th November 2016. The exhibition will showcase an inspiring selection of pieces by over 100 artists working across various sculptural practices.

Two new curators have been appointed for this year’s exhibition, Anna Hanson and Ross Liew.

“Our vision is to build upon the legacy and traditions of NZ Sculpture OnShore, while introducing new elements that showcase the diversity of contemporary sculpture in Aotearoa.”

“We have been excited by the vibrant and engaging pieces that have been submitted for the exhibition this year. These include a fabulous mix of three-dimensional art, sculpture, site-specific ephemeral installations and light works. Featured pieces are from both emerging and leading artists, such as Paul Hartigan, Virginia King, Gill Gatfield, Jeff Thomson, Jon Edgar, Natalie Guy and Samantha Lissette,” say curators Anna and Ross.

Sally Dewar, Chair of NZ Sculpture OnShore says, “We are thrilled to be back at Fort Takapuna for the eleventh NZ Sculpture OnShore exhibition and we hope that the vibrancy, creativity and uniqueness of this event in supporting Women’s Refuge, encourages people to come and be inspired by the amazing sculpture on display.”

NZ Sculpture OnShore was founded in1996, with the first exhibition being held in Genevieve and David Becroft’s garden on the shores of Lake Pupuke. Since then, over $1.5 million dollars has been raised for NZ Women’s Refuge. All of this has been made possible through the continued support of our sponsors and supporters, including Hesketh Henry, Harcourts Cooper and Co and Fisher Funds.

Collectors, exhibition goers and art enthusiasts will be able to inquire directly with NZ Sculpture OnShore about exhibited artworks, and explore the full list of featured artists, comprehensive event programming and visitor information by visiting the website

Key Information:

2016 Opening Hours: Thursday, November 10th to Sunday, November 20th, from 9am-6pm daily

Gala Opening: Wednesday 9th November, 5.30 – 8.30pm


Adult Day Ticket: $15

Child Day Ticket: $5

Concession Day Ticket: $12

Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children): $35

Under 5’s: Free


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