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Perpetual Guardian Sculpture On The Gulf Opens 1 March

26 February 2019 at 2:16:14 PM

The Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf 2019 runs from the 1-24 March 2019.

Featuring 26 new sculptures along the stunning Waiheke coastline the event will this year, extend up into Oneroa Village via Alison Park, the Waiheke Community Art Gallery and Artworks Courtyard.  There's a lot to explore and we are all very excited and looking forward to seeing you along the way! Be sure to visit the Sculpture on the Gulf website for more information and updates.

In the gallery the Small Sculpture Showcase and Maquettes will be a feature of the exhibition programme at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery for a period of 5 weeks.

As in previous years, a feature of the outdoor sculpture exhibition is the experience of new work, not previously exhibited and for 2019 we are extending this philosophy to the Gallery exhibition to ensure this biennial Waiheke event remains at the forefront of sculpture exhibitions in New Zealand. The outstanding small scale sculptural works will provide a high quality gallery experience. 

Also on display is “Tu Waka” by Waiheke Sculptor Chris Bailey, this specially commissioned bronze is a Limited Edition of 20 plus additional works by other well-known New Zealand sculptors and a look back at previous Sculpture on the Gulf events, including maquettes from the gallery's permanent collection.

Additional large scale works are a feature of the Artworks Courtyard adjacent to the Gallery. The Artworks Courtyard will feature large scale works by Kazu Nakagawa, Paul Dibble and Hannah Kidd. Enjoy a 'Hands on' experience and create small ceramic water containers for Waiheke's bird's and insects - once fired these will form an interconnected sculpture. At the conclusion of the exhibition components will be available 'to go'. Refreshments will be available in the Courtyard.