headland Sculpture on the Gulf returns to Waiheke from Friday 3 – Sunday 26 February 2017 with a Gala opening held on the evening of 2 February 2017.
headland Sculpture on the Gulf aims to make a unique contribution to the cultural life of New Zealand Aotearoa by creating opportunities for people to experience the power and beauty of contemporary landscape sculpture.
In 2017 headland Sculpture on the Gulf will present significant new contemporary works by some of New Zealand’s foremost artists.
Guided by terrain and place, established and emerging New Zealand artists will transform a 2km section of headland from Te Atawhai Whenua Reserve towards Church Bay and Matiatia with more than 20 works of art installed along the coast. headland Sculpture on the Gulf will assist artists to present site specific artworks that respond to the unique Waiheke Island environment.
A major art event in the public realm for Auckland, the Board and Cultural Programme Committee plan a reinvigorated event with art work that offers an active and purposeful engagement with site and community. A public programme including films, lectures, workshops, interventions and other events aims to engage a broad local, national and international visitor audience.
The Call for Proposals for the 2017 headland Sculpture on the Gulf has now closed. Artists will be notified if they have been shortlisted and invited to submit a detailed proposal on the 14th of March 2016. The organisers are overwhelmed with the number and quality of the entries received and look forward to curating an exhibition that includes something for everyone!
THE EXPANDING FIELD OF PUBLIC ART: SOCIALLY ENGAGED AND COLLABORATIVE Date: Monday 14 March at 7pm Location: Waiheke Community Library, Oneroa, Waiheke Island This free public talk will explore the defining characteristics of what is being called ‘socially engaged art’. Socially engaged art is located within a wider practice of public art and sculpture and…Read details
An amazing display of 31 sculptures graced the headland above Matiatia Bay for the three weeks of headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2015.