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Take A Dramatic Art Journey At Waiheke’s Sculpture On The Gulf

By Urban List Writers
4th Feb 2019

Sculpture On The Gulf Returns To Waiheke In 2019

New Zealand's biggest sculpture event to experience art on a spectacular grand scale returns this March. The Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf is your chance to walk within some of the most ambitious and striking works from New Zealand’s best artists.

Held from Friday, 1 March until Sunday, 24 March, it showcases 28 works, matching—if not rivalling—works from previous events. Visitors can stroll through the two-kilometre walkway while soaking in the views of the spectacular Matiatia headland. It takes around one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half hours to complete. The walkway is unsealed and can be fairly narrow in some places, with the busiest times on Saturday and Sundays.

This year’s artists include Anton Forde, Brit Bunkley and Andrea Gardner, Brydee Rood, Chris Bailey, David McCracken, Elliot Collins, Euan Lockie, Jae Kang, James Russell, James Wright, Jeff Thomson, Jon Hall, Kauri Hawkins, Kazu Nakagawa and Pacific Environments Architects, Kereama Taepa, Leon van den Eijkel, Mandy Cherry Joass, Natalie Guy, Ngāhina Hohaia, Phil Price, Robert Jahnke, Sally Smith, Shannon Novak, Sharonagh Montrose, Shelley Simpson, Tim Barlow, Tyler Jackson and Virginia King.

As well as the walk, the Waiheke Community Art Gallery will also showcase an exhibition of small sculptures.

A dramatic art journey, the event has been dubbed a "must see" by the New York Times, and tens of thousands of visitors are expected to flock to the island this year.

So, mark it on your calendar and prepare to be enchanted by contemporary sculpture inspired by the magnificent landscape—it sure is something all locals and visitors can enjoy.

The Deets

What: Sculpture on The Gulf

When: 1st - 24th March, 2019

Where: Matiatia Wharf, Ocean View Rd, Waiheke Island

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