Arts Centre Sculpture Festival 2023
14-29 October, 10am-5pm
Free exhibition entry, workshops sold separately.
The annual Sculpture Festival at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre features work by some of the country’s best artists, on show and on sale. Sculptural pieces in ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, glass and mixed media will be showcased.
Koji Miyazaki has curated about 40 artists, both newcomers and well-known names. Among the 300+ works on display will be glass by Graeme Hitchcock, ceramics by Katie Gold, John Parker, Rick Rudd, and Chris Weaver, sculpture by Tony Matthews, and jewellery by Lynn Kelly.
Smaller works will be on display in the Great Hall between 10am to 5pm daily. Larger works will be installed in the North Quad and surrounds, where they can be viewed any time.
There are plenty of affordable artworks available, with prices starting around $85, as well as genuine investment pieces. Proceeds benefit both the artists and Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre.
During opening weekend (14-15 Oct) there will be six artist-led creative workshops covering clay head sculpting, 3D digital to physical making, hand-build a pottery bowl, putiputi harakeke weaving, clay sculpture making, and needle felting. Tickets sold separately, starting from $30.
The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival is supported by the Farina Thompson Charitable Trust, proudly managed by Perpetual Guardian.