Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens

There are some pretty exotic animals roaming in the Kaipara region, picture giraffes, buffalo and emu, but what could possibly have broken free from this museum case at Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens??
You need to come and see if you can find the creature responsible for making such a huge hole in the transport box. Come take a look if you dare!!
Kaipara Coast Sculpture Garden’s upcoming exhibition will be a milestone one, celebrating 10 years of exhibiting sculpture from contemporary New Zealand and overseas sculptors.
This unique Sculpture Trail set in a tranquil, rural garden oasis has now been open for 10 years, exhibiting ten completely different sculpture shows, each with more than 40 sculptures, annually over that time.
As a celebration of 10 years of curating this event, curator Sally Lush is selecting 1 work from each year that has resonated particularly with her and asked the artist to recreate that work or create another work that evokes a similar feeling, creating a mini show of “Curators Picks”.
Sally Lush says, “It has been amazing to have the support of so many artists over the ten years and to be able to support, nurture and encourage artists to explore their creative endeavours free from commercial constraints. Artists have continually challenged, developed and expanded their art practices and it has been rewarding to see this development.”
Artists featured in the “Curators Picks” will be Peter Lange (2009), Trish Clarke (2010), Gaye Jurisich (2011), Jin Ling (2012), Ramon Robertson (2013), Faith Tavernor (2014), Audrey Boyle (2015), Janette Cervin (2016) and Jeff Thomson for (2017).
The works selected for the main EXHIBITION 2018 reflect and explore themes of natural beauty, flora and fauna, environmental threats, colonisation and socio-political issues relating to the Kaipara area.
EXHIBITION 2018 is on display until November 2018 ensuring visitors have a fresh experience of the artworks as the seasons change. Exhibition on show until November 2018.
Open 7 days 9am to 5pm. (Closed Christmas Day and Anzac Morning.) Tickets are Adults $12.50, Children (5 to 13) $6, under 5 free. Tickets from www.kaiparacoast.co.nz or 09 420 5655.
1481 Kaipara Coast Highway, SH16, 4km north of Kaukapakapa, Auckland. 09 420 5655



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