NZ Sculpture OnShore announces its 2021 dates


NZ Sculpture OnShore announces its 2021 dates.

What a year it has been. We were disappointed to postpone our 2020 event, but we quickly moved to focus on making it work for 2021. Therefore we are excited to announce new dates!

New Zealand's largest sculpture exhibition is now set for Saturday 30 October 2021 to Sunday 14 November 2021, with the Gala opening on Friday 29 October 2021. This will be our 13th biennial event and will once again be held at the stunning clifftop Fort Takapuna, O Peretu Historic Reserve in Devonport, Auckland.

We have the artists lined up and ready to go and will announce some of these talented artists to you in the New Year. 

In the meantime if you are interested in booking a school tour, we have developed a comprehensive educational component to extend our young people's minds, develop and expand their knowledge and appreciation of three-dimensional art. 

Find out more about School Tours

Become a Patron

Our Patrons play an important role in the on-going success of NZ Sculpture OnShore and ultimately the work of Women’s Refuge in New Zealand.
Patrons are a group of dynamic people that support whole-heartily, in what has become one of the country’s pre-eminent & longest running outdoor sculpture exhibitions. 
Patronage is a visible and very much appreciated way of supporting both New Zealand artists and Women’s Refuge NZ.

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What you need to know for 2021

The 2021 NZ Sculpture OnShore runs from Saturday, 30 October, to Sunday 14 November, with the gala opening on the evening of Friday, 29 October. The exhibition will be open daily (except for Mondays) from 10am to 5pm. 

The schools' exhibition will take place in the historic underground Fort providing a rare opportunity for the public to access this fascinating building.

The Officers Mess Café will be open daily from 10am – 4.30pm serving delicious morning and afternoon teas and lunch. 

For enquiries please email the NZSOS team:

A look back at the 2018 exhibition


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Thank You to our Sponsors


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.


Fisher Funds


Hesketh Henry

Harcourts Cooper & Co

Perpetual Guardian