2015 Dates Announced

The next Sculpture on the Gulf will take place from 23 January to 15 February 2015.

2013 Award Winners Announced

Lexus Premier Award $20,000 Gregor Kregar
Westpac Selectors Award $10,000 Kazu Nakagawa
Gen-i Selectors Award $10,000 Carolyn Williams
Parsons & Brinckerhoff Award for Excellence in Engineering David McCracken”

Winner of the Lexus Premier Award Gregor Kregar

Winner of the Lexus Premier Award Gregor Kregar

Winner of the Gen-i Selector's Award Carolyn Williams

Winner of the Gen-i Selector’s Award Carolyn Williams

Winner of the Parsons and Brinckerhoff Award for Excellence in Engeneering

Winner of the Parsons Brinckerhoff Award for Excellence in Engineering

Winner of the Westpac Selector's Award Kazu Nakagawa.jpg

Winner of the Westpac Selector’s Award Kazu Nakagawa.jpg

Gala Opening

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf – the Gala Opening takes place this Thursday at the new Pavilion at Matiatia… and limited tickets are available.

With MC Jennifer Ward-Lealand, entertainment and fabulous Waiheke food and wines, be the first to experience this amazing sculptural landscape… just voted number 35 on the New York Times list of things to do in the world 2013! Extraordinary cuisine from Masterchef runner-up, Ana Schwarz

Limited tickets still available, contact us to book

Proudly supported by Newstalk ZB.

Newsletter November 2012

We are now barely two months from the Gala Opening of headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2013 and while there’s still a lot to do, it’s all progressing well.
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2013 Artists Announced

We’re delighted with the thirty choices our selectors John Gow, Sue Gardiner and Lara Strongman have made from over a hundred proposals. See under 2013 Artists

Newsletter July 2012

“Welcome” to the first of our regular newsletter updates for headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2013!

A lot has been happening over the past few months and we have a lot to share with you.

First though, we would like to thank those who have contributed as valued Sponsors and Friends & Patrons towards 2013.  We continue to be heavily reliant on our Friends & Patrons and can’t stress enough how important and necessary these contributions are. So, if you haven’t yet contributed, we hope that you will be able to soon.

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Project Manager Announced

Sculpture on the Gulf (SOTG) Limited, the company now running Sculpture on the Gulf 2013, is delighted to announce the appointment of Nicky Cairns to the position of Project Manager.

Nicky has an extensive background in hospitality and event management, including managing the inaugural Waiheke Island Wine Festival, and has lived on Waiheke for many years where she has also been heavily involved in community activities as well as running her own businesses.

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Call for Artists Submissions

Creative Area – Sculpture or 3D
Applications Close – Thursday 31 May 2012
Locaton – Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand
Date of Exhibition – 25 January to 17 February 2013

headlandSCULPTURE ON THE GULF WAIHEKE ISLAND is a contemporary outdoor sculpture exhibition, free to the public, and held every two years over the height of summer. Since the inaugural exhibition in 2003 the event has attracted many of New Zealand’s leading sculptors, and in 2011 over 30,000 visitors.

We are currently seeking proposals for the 2013 exhibition.

We welcome proposals for all kinds of sculpture, but particularly those which consider the connections between the work and the landscape.

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Artistic Director joins headland Team

Planning is well underway for Waiheke Island’s 2013 Sculpture on the Gulf event and with the appointment of Nansi Thompson as Artistic Director, the headland Sculpture on the Gulf team is now complete.  Nansi joins Nicky Cairns who was appointed Project Manager in March.

Nansi returned from Italy to live on Waiheke 15 months ago and has already been active on the local arts scene in her role as Co-ordinator of the Artworks complex and creator of the ‘Incubator’ studio for emerging artists.

Stephen Tozer, Director of headland Sculpture on the Gulf Ltd says, “we’re delighted to have Nansi onboard.  She has extensive experience with site-specific installation, performance and events in New Zealand and in recent years in Italy and Japan – she’ll be excellent in this role.

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