headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2015 attracted record numbers

The attendance record for the biennial headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition has been smashed.

The three-and-a-half week event attracted more than 55,000 visitors to Waiheke Island to walk the spectacular Matiatia sculpture trail. That’s 10,000 more than the previous exhibition in 2013.

Chair Margaret Malaghan is thrilled with this year’s exhibition.

“2015 has been a resounding success attracting not only nearly 20 per cent more visitors but also record art sales. It’s an outstanding achievement for a locally grown event that now has considerable international acclaim.”

The final weekend of headland Sculpture on the Gulf was particularly busy with Fullers putting on extra ferries to accommodate the number of visitors.

View the 2015 headland Sculpture on the Gulf catalogue

Award Winners

Lexus Premier Award

$30,000 Winner for 2015
Cushla Donaldson for her work The Precariats

Fullers People’s Choice

$10,000 Winner for 2015
James Wright for his work Target