The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival


2 – 16 September 2022

Time

10.00AM – 5.00PM

FREE entry between 3 - 16 September to view and purchase artworks. Opening weekend is also FREE to view or purchase artworks and hear artists talk about their work. Creative workshops and artist demonstration tickets sold separately.

Venue: Great Hall, North Quad and Maker Workshop

Delve into a world of unique, surprising and inspired artworks for sale, curated by Koji Miyazaki.

Support emerging and well-known New Zealand artists in a beautiful heritage setting at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre. With around 40 artists and over 200 works for sale including ceramics, jewellery, glass, mixed media and sculpture, the annual festival will be stunning display of creative talent.

Smaller pieces will be showcased in the Great Hall from 10am to 5pm daily between 3 - 16 September, with larger outdoor sculptures presented in the North Quad. All sales from the Sculpture Festival will benefit both the artists and Te Matatiki Toi Ora.

 

Opening Weekend

Friday 2 September: Opening Night. Private Event. Invite Only. 

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 September: During opening weekend you can view all the artworks and hear free artist talks. You can also watch an artist demonstration, or try your hand at a new skill in the creative workshops. Purchase tickets for artist workshops and demonstrations below. Prices range from $10 to $15 per person. 

View the opening weekend programme. 

 

The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival is supported by the Farina Thompson Charitable Trust, proudly managed by Perpetual Guardian.   

For more arts and education, visit St Margaret’s College Art Exhibition (2-4 Sep).

Exhibiting Artists
Friday 2 to Friday 16 September Great Hall

Who's work can you see at The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival 2022? Here's the full list. Find out more

Opening Weekend Programme
Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September 2022 Great Hall

Check out the full opening weekend programme for The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival. Find out more

Opening Weekend Artist Talks
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September 2022 Great Hall

Be inspired as the exhibiting artists share about their craft during the opening weekend of The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival. Find out more

Co-create Justine Fletcher’s Sculptural Installation, 2947
Saturday 3 September School of Art

In this workshop, Justine is offering an opportunity for Christchurch residents to participate in the creation of part of her sculptural installation, 2947. Find out more

Stone carving workshop with Nicholas Duval-Smith
Saturday 3 September School of Art

This is a beginner’s stone carving workshop where you will learn how to make a small abstract sculpture in Oamaru stone using simple hand tools. Find out more

Takaaki Sakaguchi Artist Demonstration
Saturday 3 September 2022 Common Room

A demonstration of slab construction ceramic work by Takaaki Sakaguchi. Find out more

Maria Lee Artist Demonstration
Saturday 3 September 2022 North Quad

Maria Lee sculpts functional art pieces from hard stone. Using Banks Peninsula volcanic basalt, Maria will demonstrate polishing a bowl.  Find out more

Ruth Killoran Artist Demonstration
Saturday 3 September 2022 North Quad

Ruth Killoran creates stone sculptures and will demonstrate the process she uses. Find out more

Ceramic workshop with Emma Turner
Sunday 4 September School of Art

With guidance from ceramic artist, Emma Turner, have a go at making a pair of ceramic fruit dishes. Find out more

Clay Time (6-8 year olds)
Sunday 4 September School of Art

Join Hannah Wilson Black to explore mark-making and texture in natural clay. Find out more

Patrick Barry Artist Demonstration
Sunday 4 September 2022 North Quad

The demonstration will highlight a variety of processes of 3D modelling with a focus on stone carving and clay modelling. Find out more

Capturing Geology in Ceramics, Tatyanna Meharry Artist Demonstration
Sunday 4 September 2022 Common Room

Come and see how local earth materials can be transformed through a ceramic arts practice. Find out more

Location map

Arts Centre wide,
Worcester Boulevard

Market Square South Quad North Quad Registry Student Union The Gym Engineering Common Room Library Biology, Observatory and Physics Chemistry School of Art West Lecture Classics Rutherford's Den Clock Tower Boy's High Workshop Great Hall
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