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Phil Twyford to Officially Open Harbourview Sculpture Trail

Press Release – Harbourview Sculpture Trail

52 artworks on display amongst salt marshes Open daily 8 30 March 2014

Mangroves, glass sculpture by Dermot Kelly, Harbourview Sculpture Trail 2014, photo Stefan Marks

For immediate release Thursday 6 March 2014

Phil Twyford to Officially Open Harbourview Sculpture Trail

• 52 artworks on display amongst salt marshes

Open daily 8 – 30 March 2014

Heralded as one of the most enchanting displays of art and sculpture, with pieces that individually comment on their environment, the Harbourview Sculpture Trail, Te Atatu Peninsula, is set to open to the public this weekend, Saturday 8 March.

The Trail displays pieces by fifty of New Zealand’s most talented, established and up-and-coming artists, with most of the exclusive art installations available for purchase.

MP for Te Atatu Phil Twyford said “The Harbourview Sculpture Trail is shaping up as a superb event in Auckland’s art calendar, with wonderful public art against a backdrop of Te Atatu Peninsula’s harbour-side setting.”
Harbourview Sculpture Trail Curator, Sally Lush, said “The trail is looking spectacular with each artist having taken an incredible amount of time and consideration in understanding the Te Atatu Peninsula environment.”
“The Harbourview Sculpture Trail is a journey of discovery, around the beautiful Danica ponds with its backdrop of salt marshes and stunning views of the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland CBD and Harbour Bridge. Showcasing a wide range of sculpture, the trail offers visitors an opportunity to view our natural environment differently, with some pieces of art addressing social and political issues of Te Atatu and the wider Auckland area.”
Lush said artists have used a broad mix of materials to create their installations including glass, caste iron, plastic, wood and steel.
The exhibition includes onsite kids activities including a ‘Creation Station’ hosted by Lopdell House Gallery – Art in a Box, a ‘Peninsula Beats’ evening presented by The Luscious Food Store, and a People’s Choice Award for the most popular sculpture, as voted by the public. Curated Tours will run each Friday and Saturday at 11am and 2pm, for the duration of the Trail.

Weekend bike hire is also available onsite, courtesy of Adventure Capital, for visitors interested in exploring the beautiful pathways around Te Atatu Peninsula, after walking the Trail.

The Harbourview Sculpture Trail, hosted by charitable organisation Peninsula Arts Inc, runs from 8th – 30th March 2014 and is open daily from 10am – 6pm.

For more information about the Harbourview Sculpture Trail or Curator Sally Lush, please visit

Notes to the Editor

More photos are available on request.

Tickets & Prices
Tickets are available from (
• Adult $10.00
• Family (two adults & two children 5-15 years) $25.00
• Child (5-15 years) $5.00
• Seniors & Students (16 years+) $9.00
Booking fees apply

Exhibiting Artists

Artists Sculpture Title NZ Address
Nicky Adams Fantail Seat Tauranga
Diane Atkinson Fade Kaukapakapa
Karin Barr Treasured Stones Morrinsville
Katherine Batchelor Wingspan Warkworth
Russell Beck Continuum Invercargill
Billadonna & Faith Tavernor Inside the Rabbit Hole Hamilton
Phil Bonham Waka Gnaru Auckland (Beach Haven)
Jonathan Bowman Whoa! Auckland (Papakura)
Audrey Boyle Tangle Auckland (Avondale)
Trish Clarke Scottish Thistle Whangarei
Matthew Cowan Beacon Auckland (Te Atatu Peninsula)
Tim Elliot Dawn Awakening Auckland (West Harbour)
Expressive Art Group On Angel’s Wings Auckland (West Auckland)
Dawn J Flower Mast Auckland (Avondale)
Ross Forbes Encampment Auckland (Avondale)
Anton Forde Te Atatu Revisted Waiheke Island
Katherine Fraser & Kerry-Ann Stanton Path of the Pukeko Auckland (Mt Eden)
Bev Goodwin The Dawn Taniwha Auckland (Orakei)
Carol Green Harbourview’s Dishes Auckland (Howick)
Mia Hamilton Home Sweet Home Wellington
Cathy Head Clutter Auckland (Te Atatu South)
Dermot Kelly Mangroves Paeroa
Doug Kennedy Dawn Masterton
Phillippa Kenny Westerlings Auckland (Sandringham)
Juliette Laird Transplantation Auckland (Ponsonby)
Jay Lloyd Seagulls Waiheke Island
Laura Marsh Ediface Piha
Aaron McConchie Untitled 2014 Auckland (Manukau)
Jenny McLeod Navigation Post Auckland (Western Heights)
Alysn Midgelow-Marsden Light Dancing Auckland (Torbay)
Sharonagh Montrose Line Dancing Waiheke Island
Justin Murfitt Rainforest Hikurangi (Northland)
Zoe Nash Home Mt Albert
Trevor Nathan Urban Nature Rotorua
Ainsley O’Connell From here to there… Auckland (Mt Eden)
Simon Payton In unity we put our trust Auckland (Orakei)
John Rawson Turbine Lily Wellsford
Fiona Rennie Schwieters Attune Auckland (Grey Lynn)
Ramon Robertson Void Auckland (Howick)
Carol Robinson Pods Whangarei
Rebecca Rose Rainbow Ripple Delight Auckland (Titirangi)
Donna Sarten (two pieces) Feed the Kids;
Imp of the perverse
Auckland (Swanson)
A.D. Schierning A Fine Line Auckland (Pt Chev)
Faith Tavernor Enigma Ohaupo
Jeff Thomson Wind Drift Helensville
Stuart Thomson Points of View Auckland (Pakuranga)
Natalie Tozer & John Pryor Denature, Renature Auckland (Kingsland)
Clovis Viscoe Cross Fire Cease Fire Auckland (Mt Eden)
Bruce Young Nga Taonga Toki Whangarei

Sally Lush
Sally Lush is an independent exhibition curator, event manager and practicing artist with a broad experience gained from 20 years managing art galleries and art projects in the Auckland area.
In 1993 Lush established Art by the Sea and in 1999 Art Of This World, both galleries in Devonport selling a wide range of unique art by emerging and established New Zealand artists. Lush project managed the establishment of Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens (2008) also curating the annual exhibitions of sculpture and project managed and curated the establishment of the inaugural Harbourview Sculpture Trail, Te Atatu Peninsula (2012).

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