The Schools' Exhibition showcases collaborative works, created by students from primary, intermediate and secondary schools across Auckland. The exhibition is staged in the historic underground fort which offers a unique space for up to fifteen schools to exhibit.
Selected high schools are also given the opportunity to exhibit above ground.
Bringing school art to a wider audience
The exhibition offers students an opportunity to have their artworks displayed alongside professional sculptors at a nationally significant event and have them viewed by thousands of visitors. Over 1,200 students contribute to the collaborative artworks on display at any given event, making this a true celebration of the creative prowess of Tāmaki Makaurau’s youngest artists.
2023 Exhibiting Schools
Sixteen schools and a collaborative project have been selected to participate in our 2023 Schools Exhibition. The event showcases the imagination and creativity of Tāmaki Makaurau’s youngest artists and continues to surpass our expectations at every event.
Belmont Primary School
Campbells Bay Primary School
Devonport Primary School
Green Bay College
Long Bay College
Milford Primary School
Monte Cecilia School
Ponsonby Intermediate School
Remuera Intermediate School
Stanley Bay Primary School
St Leo’s Catholic School
Takapuna Grammar School
Vauxhall Primary School
And also Pakiwaitara o Matariki, Carving the Matariki Story – a collaborative project involving Bayswater Primary School, Belmont Intermediate School, Belmont Primary, Devonport Primary School, Hauraki Primary School, St Leo’s Catholic School and Stanley Bay Primary School.
Celebrating artistic talent in emerging artists
Milford School was the winner of the Angela Morton Primary School prize in 2018.
NZ Sculpture OnShore is extremely grateful to the talented teaching staff who work so enthusiastically to devise the school art installation and to deliver a memorable art experience for participating students.
Did you know? By booking a School Tour you get first right of refusal to participate in the next event as an exhibiting school.
Watch the below video about the creation of school artworks for the 2014 event.