NZ Sculpture OnShore 2010 was a major exhibition of NZ contemporary art. Over 100 original works were fresh from the artists' studios and were available for sale. The exhibition provid art lovers and collectors with an opportunity to see a diverse snap-shot of current art practice from throughout New Zealand. Included this year were innovative site-specific works; beautifully crafted works in bronze, steel, ceramic, glass, stone and found materials; and a group of sculptures that literally towere over visitorsed, from a human giant by Christian Nicolson to an elegant abstract column by Humphrey Ikin.
Comprehensive Childrens Programme - Informative Insightful and Fun!
NZ Sculpture OnShore ensures visitors of all ages had a rewarding and fun experience
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Classroom and group tours by arrangement
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..... and the popular Childrens Sculpture @ The Fort
Liberation Story retold during Commemoration Ceremony at Fort Takapuna
The liberation by the New Zealand Division of the French town of Le Quesnoy (pronounced “can-wa”) on 4 November 1918 has special significance in New Zealand's military history. This is not merely because it was the last major action by the New Zealanders in the Great War – the armistice followed a week later – but also because of the particular way it was captured.
To this day, the town of Le Quesnoy continues to mark the important role that New Zealand played in its history. Streets are named after New Zealand places, there is a New Zealand memorial and a primary school bears the name of a New Zealand soldier. Visiting New Zealanders are sure to receive a warm welcome from the locals.
The story of Le Quesnoy’s liberation was retold during a commemoration ceremony in conjunction with the exhibition. The ceremony was centered on Victory Medal’, a major new work by Devonport sculptor Helen Pollock.
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