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Remembering Lenore Sumpter - NZ Sculpture OnShore Co-founder, Patron and Passionate Supporter. name

Remembering Lenore Sumpter - NZ Sculpture OnShore Co-founder, Patron and Passionate Supporter.

      Lenore Marion Sumpter NZ Sculpture OnShore Co-founder, Patron and Passionate Supporter. It was with great sadness on December 30, 2019 that the Friends of Women's Refuges Trustees and the NZ ...

NZ Sculpture OnShore announces its 2020 dates name

NZ Sculpture OnShore announces its 2020 dates

New Zealand’s largest sculpture exhibition is back in November 2020 and the dates are set so don’t miss out – Saturday 7 November to Sunday 22 November, with the gala opening on Friday 6 November.  NZ Sculpture OnShore has come a long way since 1996 when it was...

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Friends of Women’s Refuges Trust announce today that NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018 has raised a staggering $219,000 for Women’s Refuge NZ. The biennial exhibition, which took place in November 2018 at Fort Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore, featured 89 large-scale outdoor...

Josh Olley wins Fisher Funds Peoples Choice Award 2018  name

Josh Olley wins Fisher Funds Peoples Choice Award 2018

Josh Olley, the sculptor who created ‘Fist that knew,’ has been named as the NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018 visitor favourite. The ‘Fist that knew,’ sculpture has a powerful message behind it, which speaks to domestic violence. Being a strong, masculine fist, it...

Celebrating artistic talent in emerging artists name

Celebrating artistic talent in emerging artists

  NZ Sculpture OnShore was thrilled to have two new prizes on offer for the exhibiting schools this year, the Angela Morton Secondary School prize and the Angela Primary School prize. We are pleased to announce the winning schools for 2018. The Angela Morton Secondary School...

Steel Sculptor, James Wright, to unveil new sculpture name

Steel Sculptor, James Wright, to unveil new sculpture

Clevedon based sculptor, James Wright, is set to showcase his new steel sculpture, entitled “Guardian (Be Aware),” at the upcoming NZ Sculpture OnShore exhibit in Devonport, Auckland on 3rd-18th November. The piece is word-play on a guard dog and the sign for guard dogs...

Sally Tagg name

Sally Tagg

Botanical artist and sculptor, Sally Tagg is set to launch her new work, entitled, “When the last Kauri Falls,” in support of Women’s Refuge at the upcoming NZ Sculpture OnShore exhibition on the 3rd-18th November at Fort Takapuna, Devonport, Auckland. Inspired by the...

Renowned New Zealand sculptor, Dion Hitchens name

Renowned New Zealand sculptor, Dion Hitchens

Renowned New Zealand sculptor, Dion Hitchens is set to launch his new work, entitled, ‘Cherry, Peach, Plum and Damson’ in support of Women’s Refuge at the upcoming NZ Sculpture OnShore exhibition on the 3rd-18th November at Fort Takapuna, Devonport, Auckland. Dion says,...

Wanaka based sculptor, Joshua Olley name

Wanaka based sculptor, Joshua Olley

Wanaka based sculptor, Joshua Olley, is never happier than scouring among the foothills of the Southern Alps among rocks, scree, ice and snow. It’s here that he finds his inspiration and, hopefully, the medium which will be used for his next sculpture. Exhibiting at NZ Sculpture...

Volunteers are the lifeblood of NZ Sculpture OnShore name

Volunteers are the lifeblood of NZ Sculpture OnShore

Volunteers are the lifeblood of NZ Sculpture OnShore When you think about the event NZ Sculpture OnShore, New Zealand’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition, the logistics are massive. A usually empty clifftop site which also boasts an underground fort is transformed into a stunning...

Glass sculptor, Sofia Athineou, discusses inspiration behind her art name

Glass sculptor, Sofia Athineou, discusses inspiration behind her art

Surrounded by the dramatic bush of Auckland's west coast Waitakere Ranges, it's easy to see the inspiration behind Sofia Athineou's incredible glass sculptures. These large pieces represent vitality through light, texture and colour and appear to blend into the ever-changing...

Auckland Schools talk art and sculpture with NZ Sculpture OnShore name

Auckland Schools talk art and sculpture with NZ Sculpture OnShore

Kheang Ov is the head of visual arts at Westlake Girls High School on the North Shore of Auckland. Leading up to Sculpture onShore 2018, at the end of this year, Kheang and other art teachers at the school will be busier than usual as they have 150 students exhibiting. Their work will be...

NZ Sculpture OnShore Announces the 2018 Artist LineUp name

NZ Sculpture OnShore Announces the 2018 Artist LineUp

NZ Sculpture OnShore, New Zealand’s largest and longest running outdoor sculpture exhibition, has announced its exhibition line-up for this year with the added bonus of an extra weekend. Running from Nov 3 – 18 at iconic Fort Takapuna overlooking Rangitoto and the Gulf, there...

New Art Experience for Schools name

New Art Experience for Schools

NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018 is thrilled to announce a new School Tours Programme encompassing an extensive programme of interactive activities and resources to help students engage in New Zealand’s largest sculpture exhibition. Schools across Auckland have been involved in NZ Sculpture...

Our Sponsors

We are grateful for the generous and on-going support of our sponsors.
To find out more about how these organisations help us to help Women's Refuge NZ, click on the logos below.

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

Fisher Funds

GOLD SPONSORS

Hesketh Henry

Harcourts Cooper & Co

Perpetual Guardian