Sculpture On The Peninsula
Sculpture on the Peninsula is a contemporary sculpture exhibition held every two years. It is the largest sculptural exhibition in the South Island and attracts both leading and emerging sculptors.
The Lombardy Charitable Trust hosts Sculpture on the Peninsula at Loudon Farm, Teddington, Banks Peninsula.
Proceeds from the Event are donated to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre in Governors Bay.
Lombardy Charitable Trust donated $85,000 to Cholmondeley from the 2015 Event.
By supporting Sculpture on the Peninsula you are helping build resilience in hundreds of children experiencing vulnerability, enabling them to cope with all of life's challenges — even beyond those they may be experiencing currently.
Cholmondeley Children’s Centre (Chum-lee) provides emergency and planned respite care and education to children/tamariki (aged 3-12 years) whose families/whānau are experiencing genuine stress or crisis.
Rather than being impacted negatively by the effects of adult worries and trauma, a stay or stays at Cholmondeley provide an opportunity for a child to build his or her resilience, create lasting positive memories, and discover their strengths while tensions at home reduce and issues are resolved.
The Centre works at the early-intervention end of the social services spectrum and operates under a highly accessible, flexible, responsive, and child-centred model; with service, practice and environment all constructed around the complete wellbeing of children.
Cholmondeley has cared for more than 25,000 children since 1925 and now cares for over 400 children every year. This would not be possible without the support of the community, who contribute over 70% of Cholmondeley's operating costs every year.
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The Sculpture on the Peninsula was the vision of the late Geoff Swinard. Geoff gathered a group of friends together with different talents who formed a committee and later the Lombardy Trust to run this event. The Trust seeks to bring to the public an event that is representive of current art practice in New Zealand. This event would not be possible without the extended support and goodwill of the Sculptors, the Harbour Basin community and our friends.