Children's Sculpture Exhibition showcases sculptures created by children from Auckland schools and art groups. The event runs alongside New Zealand Sculpture OnShore, and has been an integral part of this event since 2004.
The exhibition is held at the Fort Takapuna historic reserve, and because of its partnership with New Zealand Sculpture OnShore, gives children a unique opportunity to exhibit alongside professional artists at a nationally significant exhibition.
The Children’s Sculpture Exhibition has grown considerably since its inception and now includes work by primary , intermediate schools, high schools and art groups from across Auckland.
The exhibition brings together the local and wider community – including teachers, artists, local iwi, the Department of Conservation and volunteers from the Tamaki Reserve Protection Trust in a celebration of children’s art. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the creative work of talented young artists and raise money for New Zealand Women’s Refuge.
The success of this event over the past six exhibitions is testament to the good will, enthusiasm and creativity of all the parties involved.
Volunteers Zoe Black and Val Hoeberigs are responsible for planning, promoting and coordinating the exhibition. Experienced and talented, they are passionate about bringing communities together through the arts, and are committed to fundraising for Women’s Refuges in New Zealand.
We gratefully acknowledge the funding support generously received from Auckland Council Creative Communities scheme, which in 2014 helped to fund several workshops with professional artists for children participating in the exhibition.
This provided a wonderful opportunity for children to gain inspiration, advice and and insight into the artists' practice.
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 Auckland Council Creative Communities for supporting the Children's Sculpture Exhibition.