Using the beauty and creativity of art to help the victims of domestic violence.
NZ Sculpture OnShore ran from November 8 – 18. We had 110 outdoor sculptures over the grounds of Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve in Devonport, the work of more than 70 sculptors; smaller scale art on sale at the popular Gallery in the Officer’s Mess building; Children’s Sculpture at the Fort, collaborative displays from 15 schools, an educational school tour program, and art activities from children on weekends. Noted restaurant owner Jeremy Schmid opened a cafe under canvas to cater for people coming to the exhibition... and NZ Sculpture OnShore hosted over 17,500 visitors.
Two hundred plus volunteers turned up over the days of the exhibition and the open late evening to make the event possible.
Friends of Women’s Refuges, the charitable trust who stage NZ Sculpture OnShore, are proud to announce that as a result, $110,000.00 has been donated to Women’s Refuge. We have supported Refuge since our inception 18 years ago, and this brings the total donated over that time to $1,349,000.00.
We appreciate the incredible support of the public who come to see great contemporary sculpture in a gulf-view park. We are indebted to the volunteers who give their time and effort to the exhibition: without you it could not happen.
As Don Abbott says in his feature on NZ Sculpture OnShore in Art New Zealand magazine – “A worthy cause is supported and local artists earn income, shelter goes viral, and benefits all in its path”.
NZ Sculpture OnShore looks forward to welcoming visitors to our next biennial exhibition in November 2014.