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.
Cholmondeley provides short-term respite care for children aged 3 – 12 years, with the aim of alleviating immediate family pressures which exist for children and their parents when the usual supports are not enough or not available.
Cholmondeley's care is centred on the child, enabling them to celebrate the experience of childhood. Through integrating the two key aspects of care and education we give children a voice, allow them to be themselves, help them to discover their strengths, learn new skills and develop confidence, ultimately becoming more resilient to the challenges they may face.
Successful outcomes come from empowering children and their families in an on-going way. For many children and families we may become part of a wider network, that includes extended family, continuing to provide support as and when it is required.
Cholmondeley has cared for more than 25,500 children, over 87 years, and have an undying commitment to the value of today’s children. Cholmondeley provides residential care and schooling to children in crisis.
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.