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 www.harbourviewsculpture.com
Notes to the Editor
More photos are available on request.
Tickets & Prices
Tickets are available from iticket.co.nz (www.iticket.co.nz/events/2014/mar/harbourview-sculpture-trail-2014)
• 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
|Artists||Sculpture Title||NZ Address|
|Nicky Adams||Fantail Seat||Tauranga|
|Karin Barr||Treasured Stones||Morrinsville|
|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)|
|Phillippa Kenny||Westerlings||Auckland (Sandringham)|
|Juliette Laird||Transplantation||Auckland (Ponsonby)|
|Jay Lloyd||Seagulls||Waiheke Island|
|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)|
|Rebecca Rose||Rainbow Ripple Delight||Auckland (Titirangi)|
|Donna Sarten (two pieces)||Feed the Kids;
Imp of the perverse
|A.D. Schierning||A Fine Line||Auckland (Pt Chev)|
|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 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).