The latest exhibition of 43 new sculptural art works opened with wine and entertainment on a beautiful December afternoon at Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens.
Amongst the 43 works was a community project to create an installation based on the book Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak. Under the direction of Sally Lush, children from all over the area joined in creating Max’s and monsters in school holiday programmes held at the Art Centre Helensville and in Arts in the Ville workshops run at the Art Centre and the Sculpture Gardens. Make sure to come and view this fun and quirky recreation of Max’s bedroom overtaken by the jungle and monsters!
Kaipara Coast Sculpture Garden is a unique Sculpture Trail set in a tranquil, rural garden oasis which takes an hour to walk around andhas been open for nine years exhibiting nine completely different sculpture shows annually over that timeeach one commenting and creating dialogue on issues relating to the Kaipara environment.
Over the years the gardens have developed and matured creating an ever changing series of mini galleries throughout the area in which to display work.
This year we have been privileged to have 2 international artists install work, Sonia van Kerkhoff from The Netherlands and Karl
Chilcott from Sweden as well as many artists from our local Rodney area including Jeff Thomson, Cherrie James, John Philips, Blair Fraser, John Mulholland, Rick Urban and Andrew Denton.
Margaret Johnston’s work Colonial Heritage, a labour of love painstakingly crafted from 8230 wine bottle caps, speaks of British colonisation and the effects of alcohol on the Maori populations’ health and culture.
EXHIBITION 2017 on display until October 2017 ensuring visitors have a fresh experience of the artworks as the seasons change.
Kaipara Coast is just 4 km north of Kaukapakapa on SH16 open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.
Entry charges apply See www.kaiparacoast.co.nz for details