School Tours Programme

At NZ Sculpture OnShore, we encourage young people to develop and expand their knowledge and appreciation of three-dimensional art and to this end we have developed a comprehensive educational component.

Our School Tours Programme places a strong emphasis on participation and students developing their responses to sculpture through interactive and informative activities. We offer a package of teacher classroom resources and age appropriate student work sheets, designed by a professional art educator, to ensure a meaningful and memorable EOTC learning experience.The three-dimensional aspect of sculpture is particularly appropriate for school-age children and this programme provides a unique opportunity for students to interact with it from many vantage points including where appropriate, physical contact.










Programme Outline

Available on weekdays, the School Tours Programme is suitable for students in Years 3 – 13; whole class, small groups, art extension, gifted and talented, ESOL students, homeschool groups or those simply keen to experience large scale sculptures in a relaxed outdoor setting.  

Schools enjoy a half-day visit to the outdoor exhibition featuring the largest collection of NZ contemporary art in the country and entry to the fascinating underground Fort which houses our Schools' Exhibition

As well as being fun, these tours focus on student learning and provide ongoing work in the classroom/home environment.

For more information see our  Programme Brochure.
To print off a  School Tours Flyer.









Entry Fees

Students  |  $8
Accompanying Teachers  |  Free of charge
Accompanying adults  |  Free of charge (in line with education guideline ratios).

Tour Bookings

We invite schools, educators and student art groups to register their interest for a visit. There are no size restrictions on student groups. Tours do however, need to be booked and paid for in advance of the exhibition opening. Submit your booking request here.

For more information or to make a tour booking, please contact:  
Fiona White - School Bookings Co-ordinator
Email:  Mobile: 027 450 4609 

NZ Sculpture OnShore is a charitable event organised by the ‘Friends of Women’s Refuges Trust’ and all proceeds from the event go to Women’s Refuge NZ.

School Tours Video Highlights from the 2018 Exhibition



Previous Exhibitions

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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