Tenth Biennial Exhibition 6-16 November 2014


More than 100 artists set to exhibit at 10th biennial event this November

Over 100 artists from all over the country have been selected to exhibit at this year NZ Sculpture OnShore -  providing the most diverse New Zealand survey of new contemporary outdoor sculpture.

Once again the event will be held at the beautiful cliff-top Fort Takapuna Reserve in Devonport, on Auckland's North Shore. This stunning location provides a wonderful backdrop to art works that include a variety of ephemeral site-specific installations using crochet, lunchboxes and felt; sound projects; as well as ambitious sculptures in acrylic, aluminium, bronze, glass, steel and stone.

As in recent years, NZ Sculpture OnShore features some of the country’s newest talents as well as showing new works by artists who have a long association with the event. This year’s exhibition will feature an elegant ‘enchanted forest’ of selected abstract works and a playful ‘hang out’ populated by human figures, animals with character and giant plant forms with attitude.

See the list of participating artists here.

Graeme Hitchcock, 'Man Looking' 2012. Photo: Howard Williams

Graeme Hitchcock, 'Man Looking' 2012. Photo: Howard Williams

Indoor Gallery: call for artist proposals now open

We are now seeking proposals for the 2014 Indoor Gallery through direct invitation and an Open Call. All artists interested in proposing an art work(s) for the Indoor Gallery space in the Officers’ Mess at Fort Takapuna in Devonport, Auckland are invited to submit a proposal(s) for consideration. It is not a themed exhibition. All concepts will be considered.

The NZ Sculpture OnShore Indoor Gallery is an opportunity for artists to place sculptures and works related to their sculptural practice within an indoor environment focused on art sales. For several years the gallery has included both artists who have been selected for the outdoor exhibition and any other artist who submits work of a suitable quality.

Our focus in the gallery is to provide a very diverse offering of high quality art works of all sizes for interested art collectors and members of the public. We aim to include many smaller art works that are priced more modestly; and several artists have provided us with multiples and editions.

Proposals will be received until 5pm on Thursday 31st July 2014. There is no entry fee.

You can download the 2014 Indoor Gallery Proposal and Information Form as a Word document or as a pdf. If you would like more information, please contact our administration office: nzsosartists@outlook.com

Kind regards

Rob Garrett, Curator

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Artist workshops for exhibiting schools

The Children's Sculpture Exhibition team is delighted to announce that with the help of funding from Creative Communities, children participating in the exhibition can take part in a workshop with a professional artist who has exhibited at NZ Sculpture OnShore. Watch one of our Children's Sculpture Exhibition co-ordinators, Zoe Hoeberigs explain the workshops to teachers from schools taking part in this year's event.

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Alison Erickson, 'The Beneficiaries', 2012. Photo: Howard Williams

Alison Erickson, 'The Beneficiaries', 2012. Photo: Howard Williams

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