Record visitor numbers, strong art sales ... fantastic result for Women's Refuge.
It was with great pleasure that we recently presented a cheque for $180,000 to the new CEO of Women's Refuge NZ, Ang Jury.
Dr Jury, spoke of the organisation's gratitude for this critical on-going support, which provides Refuge with its largest source of private funding.
“For twenty years now, your regular donations have not only helped us to care for those women and children, but have supported projects aimed at developing sustainable long-term income for refuge. I congratulate and thank everyone involved in NZ Sculpture OnShore. These talented, dedicated and compassionate people – mainly volunteers -- contribute so much to Women’s Refuge.”
Staging an event on the scale of NZ Sculpture OnShore is a huge undertaking, and one we could not achieve without the considerable and very generous support of our sponsors.
Hesketh Henry has sponsored a record six NZ Sculpture OnShore exhibitions. We greatly appreciate both their financial help and the considerable expertise and guidance given to NZ Sculpture OnShore and the Friends of Women’s Refuge Trust.
Harcourts Cooper & Co has a strong commitment to supporting charitable and community organisations on Auckland's North Shore. In addition to their financial help, we are grateful for the additional support of their enthusiastic staff who in both 2012 and 2014 actively provided additional promotion for the exhibitions.
In 2014, Fisher Funds Management joined us as a major sponsor and supported the incredibly popular People's Choice Award. Record numbers of visitors voted for their favourite sculpture, with Jack Marsden Mayer's 'Humpback Whale' proving a clear winner. We greatly appreciate the involvement of Fisher Funds Management in both the event and this competition.
We are also incredibly grateful to Auckland Council for their ongoing support, which allows us to stage such a large-scale art event at one of Auckland’s most beautiful locations. NZ Sculpture OnShore is one of the few occasions when the underground historic fort is open to visitors, as it houses the ever popular Children’s Sculpture Exhibition.
NZ Sculpture OnShore is a volunteer-run event, and these wonderful women are some of our principal volunteers. The Friends of Women's Refuges Trust is the charitable organisation behind the exhibitions, and Trustees fulfill a number of roles, not least providing much of the management and co-ordination of the event. Without the energy, talent and commitment of ALL our volunteers NZ Sculpture OnShore could not happen and we are incredibly grateful to them all.
From left to right (standing): Dorothy McHattie, Sue Harvey, Jillian Ewart, Su Leslie, Dr Ang Jury from Women's Refuge NZ, Alix Bachmann, Pennie Kennings, Genevieve Becroft, Tricia Whiting, Jo Eve. In front: Rhonwen Dewar, Jill Goddard, Tania Stewart, Sally Dewar.