The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival


From 13 to 27 November

Time

10.00AM – 5.00PM

Pricing

  • Adults $15.00
  • Students $5.00
  • Children under 12 FREE
  • Venue: Great Hall, North & South Quads

    Have fun, and support local, at the first-ever Arts Centre Sculpture Festival. 

    The festival features locally created work, selected by local curator, Koji Miyazaki. 

    You'll find all kinds of gorgeous, inspiring and surprising three-dimensional forms at the festival. Featuring over 30 artists, with works for sale including ceramics and jewellery, the festival will be a feast for your senses, and will be spread through the North Quad, South Quad, and Great Hall.

    Buy a ticket and get the full festival experience on a Saturday, Sunday or Canterbury Anniversary Day. Ticket entry allows you to come anytime of the day between 10am and 5pm. There will be food trucks and local music over lunchtime. 

    During the week, pop in for some quieter contemplation of the sculpture in a beautiful heritage setting. Weekday access will be free.  

    You may want to book yourself or a youngster into a workshop, or watch an artist demonstrating their skills and techniques. Check out the details, and any costs, in the links below:

    Ceramics Demonstration - Peter Collis
    Friday 13 November 2020 Workshop

    Come and watch one of New Zealand's most experienced ceramics artists Peter Collis at work. $10 Find out more

    Permeable
    Friday 13 November - Sunday 22 November South Quad

    A sculpture-dance performance created specially for The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival. Free Find out more

    Working with flax - Robyn Webster
    Saturday 14 November Workshop

    Details coming soon. $30 Find out more

    Ceramics Demonstration - Jane McCulla
    Saturday 14 November Workshop

    Jane McCulla creates textured, stretched stoneware clay forms - watch her demonstrate how she works. $10 Find out more

    Needle Felting for Adult Beginners - with Haney Zhai
    Sunday 15 November Workshop

    Learn everything you need to know to begin needle felting by making basic projects out of pure New Zealand wool. $30 Find out more

    Cardboard City Building - with Yvonne Hall
    Sunday 15 November Workshop

    Children's Workshop: create a house or building using only cardboard, glue and a black pen. Ages 8-12. $20 Find out more

    Faces from the Earth - with Hannah Wilson
    Saturday 21 November Workshop

    Children's Workshops: create fantastic faces and learn clay slab techniques in the process. Ages 6-8 / 8-12. $20 Find out more

    Working with Stained Glass
    Saturday 21 November Workshop

    Watch a stained glass piece come to life and get an insight into the process of cutting glass, copper foiling and soldering with Jinx form Magpie Castle. $10 Find out more

    Let's Make a Paper Bowl - with Yvonne Hall
    Sunday 22 November Workshop

    Children's Workshop: make a bowl for your mantelpiece or desk by up-cycling paper. Ages 7-12. $20 Find out more

    Bruce Stillwell - Artwork in Progress
    Friday 13 November - Sunday 15 November 2020 North Quad

    Watch Bruce Stillwell create a string design on a 3-metre wide trampoline frame. Free with your festival ticket (first weekend) Find out more

    Artist Talks
    Various Times Great Hall

    Hear exhibiting artists talk about their work. Free with your festival ticket. Find out more

    Who's exhibiting
    From 13 to 27 November

    Whose work can you see at the sculpture festival? Here's the full list Find out more

    Demonstration - The Arts Centre Stonemasons
    Saturday 21 November North Quad

    Watch our stonemasons demonstrate their ages-old craft. Free with your festival ticket. Find out more

    Workshop with Kahu Collective
    Sunday 22 November Workshop

    Create unique earrings using harakeke and basic weaving skills in this workshop with Kahu Collective. Find out more

    Location map

    Arts Centre wide,
    Worcester Boulevard

    Market Square South Quad North Quad Registry Student Union The Gym Engineering Common Room Library Biology, Observatory and Physics Chemistry School of Art West Lecture Classics Rutherford's Den Clock Tower Boy's High Workshop Great Hall
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