Schools' Exhibition

The Schools' Exhibition showcases collaborative works, created by students from primary, intermediate and secondary schools across Auckland. The exhibition is staged in the historic underground fort which offers a unique space for up to fifteen schools to exhibit. Selected high schools are also given the opportunity to exhibit above ground. 


Bringing school art to a wider audience

The exhibition offers students an opportunity to have their artworks displayed alongside professional sculptors at a nationally significant event and have them viewed by thousands of visitors. Over 1200 students contribute to the collaborative artworks on display, making this a true celebration of the creative prowess of Tāmaki Makaurau’s youngest artists.

2021 Exhibiting Schools

We are so excited this year to announce the 18 schools that have been chosen to exhibit for our 2021 event. Our School Sculptures showcase our youth , their imagination and creativity, They continue to surpass our expectations very event.

Belmont Primary

Monte Cecilia Primary

Wakaaranga Primary

Colwill Primary

Onehunga Primary

Woodlands Park Primary

Devonport Primary

St Joseph’s Primary

Remuera Intermediate

Vauxhall Primary

St Kentigern Girls Primary

Birkenhead College

Kristin – Kindy/Jnr/Snr

Stanley Bay Primary

Westlake Girls High

Milford School

Torbay Primary



Glen Eden Fish

Goina Thedinga

Goina Thedinga

Artwork Under Ground

Celebrating artistic talent in emerging artists

For the second year running, two prizes will be awarded to the schools. The Angela Morton Secondary School prize and the Angela Morton Primary School prize. These prizes have been generously donated by the Morton Family, in loving memory of Angela Morton who was a keen supporter of the arts. The schools receiving the prizes will each receive a substantial cash donation to their art programmes.

NZ Sculpture OnShore is extremely grateful to the talented teaching staff who work so enthusiastically to devise the school art installation and to deliver a memorable art experience for participating students.  

Applications for the 2021 exhibition have now closed but by booking a School Tour you get first right of refusal to participate the 2023 event.


Underground Fort

Milford Primary NZSOS 2018

Westlake 2016

Previous Exhibitions

Our Sponsors

We are grateful for the generous and on-going support of our sponsors.
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Fisher Funds


Hesketh Henry

Harcourts Cooper & Co

Perpetual Guardian