Delve into a world of unique, surprising, and inspired three-dimensional artworks for sale, selected by talented curator, Koji Miyazaki.

Support emerging and well-known New Zealand artists in a beautiful heritage setting at The Arts Centre’s annual sculpture festival. With around 40 New Zealand artists and over 200 works for sale, including ceramics and jewellery, the festival will be stunning display of creative talent.

Smaller pieces will be showcased in the Great Hall from 10am to 5pm daily (except Friday 12 Nov when the closing time is 4pm), and the larger outdoor sculptures will be installed in the North Quad. All sales from the Sculpture Festival will benefit both the artists and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora.

Opening weekend

Friday 12 November to Sunday 14 November.

During the opening festival weekend, you can enjoy viewing all the artworks or hear an artist talk about their work and what motivates them to create. Works are for sale and range from around $50 upwards.

You can pop in between 10am and 4pm on Friday 12 Nov, or between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 13 Nov and Sunday 14 Nov.

Artist talks/short films created by exhibiting artists will be programmed between 10.15am and 12.15pm and again between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Entry is free though donations for The Arts Centre are always welcome.

If you'd like to try your hand at a new skill or watch an artist demonstrate their skills and techniques, consider booking into a creative workshop or demonstration. The creative workshops will run from 10am to 12pm and 3pm to 4.30pm and the demonstrations from 1pm to 2pm over the long weekend. Both workshops and demonstrations will be ticketed.

The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival is supported by the Farina Thompson Charitable Trust, proudly managed by Perpetual Guardian.