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Wood Sculpture Live 2013

Wood Sculpture Live 2013 is the 7th instalment of this exciting biennial event at Lake House Arts Centre.  

Art enthusiasts and the public of all ages will have the rare chance to watch talented sculptors in action, transforming logs of raw Macrocarpa, Cedar, Pohutukawa, Norfolk Pine, Silky Oak and Totora into stunning sculptures.

For an intense 10 days, Lake House will be humming with the noise of chainsaws and power tools as up to 25 artists push themselves to finish their sculptures before the exhibition opening and awards ceremony on Sunday the 28th April. The Lake House gardens will then return to normal and become the venue for the completed outdoor wood sculptures.

The sculptures will be in situ from the 28th April to the 26th of May; all are welcome to visit this significant outdoor exhibition.

Come and visit our lovely café and view some woodcuts from the Studio Printmakers Collective. We will also have small sculptural works from the Wood Sculpture artists displayed in the Becroft Gallery from the 19th of April to the 12th of May.

Major sponsors of Wood Sculpture Live 2013 are the Devonport/Takapuna Local Board, Creative Communities, the Becroft Foundation and Benefitz.

For more information about Wood Sculpture Live event please contact the Event Coordinator Lisa Rogers (09) 486 4877 or email . Visit our website: and follow us on Facebook:

Lake House Arts Centre is located on Barry’s Point Reserve in Takapuna. It is a beautiful heritage building and a good example of a 19th century Edwardian/Victorian villa. It once stood proud on Takapuna Beach but was moved in 1996 to Barry’s Point Reserve to live on as an active and vibrant arts centre. The Lake House galleries have a constantly changing exhibition programme and the centre boasts 11 studios on site with a range of artists including a ceramicist and bronze caster, painters, printmakers, photographers, fabric design and performing arts, as well as the HQ for the NZ Body Art Awards. The vibrant and varied arts education programme has something for every member of the family, running weekend workshops, after school classes, holiday programmes and adult daytime classes.

Lake House is open 9:30am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed on public holidays.


by Channel Editorial