Children's Sculpture Exhibition

Children's Sculpture Exhibition showcases sculptures created by students from schools across Auckland and runs alongside New Zealand Sculpture OnShore, being an integral part of the event since 2004.

Bringing children’s art to a wider audience

The exhibition gives children a unique opportunity to have their artworks displayed alongside professional sculptors at a nationally significant event. The Children’s Sculpture Exhibition has grown considerably since its inception and now includes work by primary, intermediate and secondary students. Many schools choose to reflect on the heritage of the Fort site, while others incorporate work related to whanau and friends. With over 600 students taking part, the exhibition is truly a celebration of the creative prowess of Tamaki Makaurau’s youngest artists.

Celebrating artistic talent in emerging artists

In 2018 we are thrilled to have two new prizes on offer to the exhibiting schools - Angela Morton Secondary School prize NZSoS 2018 and the Angela Primary School prize NZS0S 2018. John Morton has generously donated awards for two schools, in memory of his wife Angela Morton who was a keen supporter of the arts. The schools receiving the awards will be decided during the exhibition and each will receive a substantial donation to their arts programmes.

Co-ordinating teachers and students on sculpture projects

Volunteer Zoe Black is responsible for planning, promoting and coordinating the exhibition. Zoe is passionate about bringing communities together through the arts, and is committed to fundraising for Women’s Refuges in New Zealand. The success of the Children’s Sculpture Exhibition is testament to the good will, enthusiasm and creativity of all the parties involved, particularly the talented teachers who devise the impressive projects in the exhibition.

The Children’s Sculpture Exhibition would also like to acknowledge the funding support received from Foundation North.

Artist Aaron McConchie with students from Glenfield Intermediate at the Children's Sculpture Exhibition workshop he ran as part of the 2014 exhibition. Photo: Su Leslie

Work in progress: sculpture being created at Pt. Chevalier Primary School for the Children's Sculpture Exhibition 2014. Photo: Su Leslie


We would like to thank Foundation North for supporting the Education Programme.

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