New Kaipara Coast sculpture exhibition opening in December

Twin Towers by Ann Crane, Helensville

Twin Towers by Ann Crane, Helensville

It’s all hands on deck as another new and exciting array of sculptures is installed for the eighth exhibition to be held at Kaipara Coast. The theme of the exhibition is for artists to look at this unique part of the country and comment on issues that affect those living here. Several artists will be working on site creating their artworks from found objects on site, repurposing and recycling objects that have been discarded and abandoned.
“It is amazing to see the diversity of the artists’ response to the brief and to the site, the ingenuity of the artists always amazes me,” says curator Sally Lush. “This year we are very pleased to have many local artists, including Ann Crane and Denise Marshall from Helensville, as well as artists from all over New Zealand including Jan Gosling from Waipawa , Central Hawkes Bay, Matt Williams from Christchurch and Bruce Young from Whangarei. International artist, Sonja van Kerkhoff, resident in the Netherlands, is exhibiting her work The gossamer prison. You will need to come and visit to find out more.”

Love of air by John Mulholland, Warkworth

Love of air by John Mulholland, Warkworth

Against the backdrop of the Kaipara Harbour, the 1km trail winds through a secluded valley displaying the beauty of iconic New Zealand landscapes, where more than 40 sculptures by emerging and established New Zealand artists are revealed at every turn.
The opening afternoon is always a very stylish event with wine, food and entertainment to accompany you as you stroll through the grounds, allowing you to be the first to view and purchase these unique sculptures. If you would like to come to the opening at 3pm on Saturday 5th December 2015 please purchase tickets from the website or phone 420 5655. Adults $25 Children (4 -13) $15.
Please remember we are open during the changeover period in November and if you visit things may be in a state of flux, with artists installing and removing work and final preparations being made ahead of the 5 December opening.
Open 7 days 9am to 5pm. Last admissions 4pm. Closed Christmas Day and Anzac Morning.
1481 Kaipara Coast Highway, SH16, 4km north of Kaukapakapa, Auckland, p|09 420 5655 e|sculpture@kaiparacoast.co.nz w|www.kaiparacoast.co.nz |

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