NZ Sculpture OnShore 2020

NZ Sculpture OnShore Returns

NZ Sculpture OnShore Returns

7th-22nd November 2020

This iconic North Shore event will once again take place in Devonport, Auckland at the historic Fort Takapuna O Peritu site. This stunning clifftop park with the backdrop of Rangitoto Island and the Hauraki Gulf lends itself perfectly to the staging of the country’s largest exhibition of contemporary sculpture.

Fort Takapuna
O Peretu Historic Reserve
Devonport, Auckland

The exhibition is located at the stunningly beautiful Fort Takapuna, overlooking Narrow Neck beach in Devonport.

7th -22nd November 2020

Open 10am-5pm daily. Closed Mondays.
NZ Sculpture OnShore makes for a fantastic cultural day out for all the family.

Come Along

Enjoy a memorable day out with spend a memorable day viewing stunning sculptural art, in a spectacular clifftop setting, for a very worthwhile cause.


The 13th biennial exhibition will be open to the public for 14 days from Sat 7-Sun 22 November (closed on Mondays).  There is also the opportunity to attend the Gala Opening night which will take place on Friday 6th November.

Our event is owned by the Friends of Women’s Refuge Trust and is one of the largest fundraising events for Women’s Refuge NZ. Dr Ang Jury, CEO of Women’s Refuge says, “Our relationship with NZ Sculpture OnShore has spanned 26 years, and we are thrilled to be involved with another inspiring event. The funds raised, make such a valuable difference to the lives of the 20,000 women and children in NZ that Women’s Refuge helps every year.”

General Manager, Dee Paranihi will be leading the team this year. Dee brings a wealth of experience in the not for profit sector and has a strong background in fundraising and events.   

Curator, Sally Lush will curate the 2020 exhibition which will show case around 100 large scale, diverse and interactive sculptures by established and emerging artists from all over New Zealand. 

The schools' exhibition will once again 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. 

Previous Exhibitions

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