Shapeshifter Sculpture Exhibition

This year’s Shapeshifter outdoor sculpture exhibition in Lower Hutt has over 50 sculptures made by 44 New Zealand artists. Works are on display from Friday 26 February – Sunday 20 March from 11am – 7pm daily. Entry is $10 adults. All sculptures are for sale. (Have a sneak peak on Facebook).

Shapeshifter is a biennial event and we attended in 2014, in part to see a sculpture made by wood sculptor and carver Kevin McCardell¬†from Tauranga. Kevin’s work is described as life like, is it ever. Even though I knew I was going to see a park … Read the rest

Arts Unique Wood Sculpture Garden

Update 2016: At the end of 2015 Arts Unique left Marahau and relocated to Waimangaroa (around 15 minutes north of Westport). Some of the sculptures were sold, but check out Arts Unique on Facebook to see what’s happening at the new location.

Arts Unique, RD 2 Marahau, on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park
There’s a sign inviting visitors to walk around and take photos in the Arts Unique sculpture garden and that’s what we did as Arts Unique gallery hadn’t opened for the day. You can leave a koha (donation) in the tree.

Sculpture of Abel Tasman (1603-1659), the first European to discover New Zealand. By  Ken Blum & Woody Woodward

Sculpture of Abel Tasman

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