Our Patrons play an important role in the on-going success of NZ Sculpture OnShore  and ultimately the work of Women’s Refuge in New Zealand. They are a group of dynamic people that support whole-heartily, in what has become one of the country’s pre-eminent & longest running outdoor sculpture exhibitions.

Since its inception, New Zealand Sculpture OnShore has enabled the Friends of Women’s Refuges Trust to donate over $2.1 million to help the victims of domestic violence in New Zealand.

Patronage is a visible and very much appreciated way of supporting both New Zealand artists and Women’s Refuge NZ.

There are three levels of support; each providing significant benefits. Alternatively, you can support the exhibition by becoming a Contributor.

For enquiries about patronage, please complete our  Patron Enquiry Form, or email Dee Paranihi at

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following:


Foundation Donor

David and Genevieve Becroft Foundation

Gold Patrons

The Wallace Arts Trust
Hugh and Carmel Fisher
Angela Morton Estate
Sondra Wigglesworth
Michelle and Craig McCormick
Jacquie Mockridge

Silver Patrons

Gael Black
Nigel Arkell and Carol Campbell
Dame Jenny Gibbs
Michael and Catherine Hapgood
Andrew and Jenny Smith
Mary Brook
Sue and John Harvey      
Natalie and Ross Aitken




Bronze Patrons

Roger Battersby
Rosie Brown and Graham Wall
Deb Chambers and Brendon Gibson
Leonie and John Hynds
Karen Purdy and Sue Dixon
Fiona Turner and Arend Merrie



Alasdair Whye
Estelle Martin
Maria and Mark Parris
PD and RM Lane

Previous Exhibitions

Our Sponsors

We are grateful for the generous and on-going support of our sponsors.
To find out more about how these organisations help us to help Women's Refuge NZ, click on the logos below.


Fisher Funds


Hesketh Henry

Harcourts Cooper & Co

Perpetual Guardian