About the hSOTG Entry and Selection Process

headland Sculpture on the Gulf received a record number of nearly 250 proposals for the 2017 event, more than double that of 2013. The selection process was conducted in three phases, with 42 proposals taken forward for further development in Phase Two, and 34 successful projects accepted to create final works for the headland Sculpture on the Gulf route in 2017.

Led by Dr Zara Stanhope, director of Cultural Programmes for hSOTG, the selectors comprised a group of experts in the field who form the Cultural Programme Committee of headland Sculpture on the Gulf

Dr Zara Stanhope, Principal Curator and Head of Programmes, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Linda Chalmers, Director Waiheke Community Art Gallery

Dr Blair French, Director of Curatorial and Digital, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Bruce Phillips, Senior Curator Te Tuhi, Auckland

Kelly Carmichael, Manager Cultural Programme, headland Sculpture on the Gulf

The 2017 headland Sculpture on the Gulf is distinctive in that it requires artists to produce new work made specifically for the event.  It focuses on the very best of established and early-career New Zealand artists. Building on the legacy of Sculpture on the Gulf’s ambitious proposals, the 2017 event also introduces a new direction. The art will reflect how the idea of sculpture has expanded to comprise other forms. In particular, works will reflect the ways that sculpture can be a truly public art, involving public participation. This groundbreaking move to incorporate ‘social sculpture’ means that audiences will have the opportunity for a deeper experience of art around the two kilometre coastline of Waiheke Island from Church Bay towards the Te Atawhai Whenua Reserve and Matiatia.

headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2017 Artists

Paul Dibble

Palmerston North

Chris Bailey

Waiheke Island

Chris Booth

Kerikeri

Paul Cullen

Auckland

Matt Ellwood

Auckland

Brett Graham

Auckland

Natalie Guy

Auckland

Jon Hall

Auckland

Veronica Herber

Auckland

Dion Hitchens

Auckland

Ioane Ioane

Auckland

Robert Jahnke

Palmerston North

Jae Kang

Auckland

Virginia King

Auckland

Gregor Kregar

Auckland

Maureen Lander

Hokianga

Martin Awa Clarke Langdon

Auckland

Jeremy Leatinu’u

Auckland

Richard Maloy

Waiheke

David McCracken

Auckland

Dane Mitchell

Auckland

Kazu Nakagawa

Waiheke

Shannon Novak & Raimana Jones

Auckland

Denis O’Connor

Waiheke

Toi-Te-Rangiuaia (Paora)

Waiheke

Anton Parsons

Auckland

Semisi Fetokai Potauaine

Auckland

Phil Price

Lyttelton and Melbourne

Tiffany Singh

Auckland

Jim Speers & Tracey Guo

Auckland

Sriwhana Spong

Auckland / Berlin

Jeff Thomson

Auckland

Michel Tuffery

Wellington

Olivia Webb

Wellington