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NZ Sculpture OnShore 2012: November 8th -18th, Fort Takapuna, Devonport

Sculpture exhibition highlights

A magnificent cliff-top location is the stunning setting for a feast of sculptural art this month.
Over 120 dramatic works are set to turn heads from the 8th as the biennial NZ Sculpture OnShore returns to our region.
From the Gala Opening on Wednesday November 7th, the breath-taking Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve will be transformed into a sculpture park until the 18th.

High-profile host for the official opening evening will be TV’s Pippa Wetzell and well-loved personality Judy Bailey, patron of NZ Women’s Refuge, will speak on behalf of the charity that will receive proceeds from the event.
This gala event will include a preview of the indoor sculpture gallery, wine by Villa Maria and exquisite catering by Jeremy Schmid, a perfect excuse for a get-together with friends, for a good cause. Tickets can be purchased by
‘Creatures great and small’ is one of the themes that sculptors have this year used for this year’s exhibition; see a giant Kashin the elephant recreated in wood, life-sized Chihuahuas in bronze, bird-topped wind vanes, frogs, swallows, doves and more in the entertaining menagerie.

Sculpture Gallery: Sculptors have created irresistible smaller pieces for gardens and home interiors. Many imaginative works have been selected by Rob Garrett and Alix Bachmann for the gallery. Jeff Thomson’s dynamic sculptural wall pieces are also one
of the features on show.

Cafe: NZ Sculpture OnShore’s ‘Cafe-Under-Canvas’ is in the hands of Jeremy Schmid - expect fresh summery tastes and treats from this top chef, who will soon be running event catering in The Officer’s Mess.
Kids Love Sculpture: For the 2012 exhibition we have two activity sheets to keep juniors occupied on a visit, and a postcard they can use to write to an artist. They can also enjoy the creations made by school classes at Children’s Sculpture at The Fort.

New for 2012: Twilight Night – on Friday November 9th, NZ Sculpture OnShore will stay open until 8.00pm for visitors and families who want to tour the exhibition after work.
Book in advance – avoid queues at the gate by buying entry tickets for any day online at and enjoy a memorable day out right here on the Shore.

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by Channel Editorial