The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival


12th – 26th November 2021

Time: Various

  • Fri 12 November 2021

    10.00AM – 4.00PM

  • Sat 13 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

  • Sun 14 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

  • Mon 15 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

  • Tue 16 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

  • Wed 17 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

  • Thu 18 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

  • Fri 19 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

  • Sat 20 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

  • Sun 21 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

  • Mon 22 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

  • Tue 23 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

  • Wed 24 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

  • Thu 25 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

  • Fri 26 November 2021

    10.00AM – 5.00PM

FREE entry between 12 - 26 November to view and purchase artworks.

Opening weekend is also FREE. 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 three-dimensional artworks for sale, selected by talented curator, Koji Miyazaki.

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

Smaller pieces will be showcased in the Great Hall from 10am to 5pm daily (except Friday 12 Nov when the closing time is 4pm), and the larger outdoor sculptures will be installed in the North Quad. All sales from the Sculpture Festival will benefit both the artists and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora.

Opening Festival Weekend of Activity (Friday 12 - Sunday 14 Nov)

During the opening festival weekend you can enjoy viewing all the artworks or hear an artist talk about their work and what motivates them to create. Works are for sale and range from around $50 upwards. 

You can pop in between 10am and 4pm on Friday 12 Nov, or between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 13 Nov. and Sunday 14 Nov. Artist talks/short films created by exhibiting artists will be programmed between 10.15am and 12.15pm and again between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Entry is FREE though donations for The Arts Centre are always welcome.

If you'd like to try your hand at a new skill or watch an artist demonstrate their skills and techniques, consider booking into a creative workshop or demonstration. The creative workshops will run from 10am - 12pm and 3pm - 4.30pm and the demonstrations from 1pm - 2pm over the long weekend. Both workshops and demonstrations will be ticketed. 

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

 

Workshops, Demonstrations, Artist Talks and Exhibiting Artists List 

More to come, watch this space.

Hei Taringa (Harakeke Earring Making) Workshop
Friday 12 November 2021 School of Art

Create unique earrings using harakeke and basic weaving skills with the team from Kahu Collective. Find out more

Exhibiting Artists
Friday 12 to Friday 26 November Great Hall

Whose work can you see at The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival 2021? Here's the full list. Find out more

Needle Felting for Beginners
Sunday 14 November 2021 School of Art

Learn to create simple and soft objects out of pure New Zealand wool in this beginners needle felting workshop. Find out more

Jane McCulla, Artist Demonstration
Saturday 13 November 2021 School of Art

During this artist demonstration ceramic artist, Jane McCulla will be hand-building a textured clay vessel. Find out more

Clay Cup Making Workshop
Sunday 14 November School of Art

With guidance from ceramic artist, Jane McCulla, have a go at making a texture and colourful decorated cup. Find out more

MAP - I AM HERE Workshop with Tatyanna Meharry & Amanda Greenfield
Friday 12, or Saturday 13 November 2021 School of Art

Ceramic artists Amanda and Tatyanna will take you through creating your own personal series of mini maps and ceramic pins made from local earth materials.  Find out more

Nicholas Duval-Smith, Artist Demonstration
Friday 12 November 2021 School of Art

Take this opportunity to see how Nicholas crafts his beautiful sculptural works. Find out more

Eye Spy, Oamaru Stone Sculpting Workshop
Sunday 13 November North Quad

All stages of stone masonry experience are welcome in this hands-on sculpting workshop with Jacqueline Morren. 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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