Are you ready for January?

We hope you are looking forward to a wonderful Sculpture on the Peninsula Finale this January. Our postponement has simply given us more time to spend on all the little details, and we know you’ll love the unique finishing touches that this event is famous for.

The Grand Opening will be from 5pm on Friday 28 January, and our public open days are on the weekend of 29 and 30 January. Tickets will be on sale on Sunday 21 November – we will be in touch then with a reminder as Grand Opening tickets are going to be hot property!

A sneak peak

While we might have hit pause, our contributing artists and sculptors didn’t!

Our January event will feature 72 of New Zealand’s established and up-and-coming artists with an incredible range of mediums.

Dean Venrooy has just dropped off his plank for this year’s auction. ‘Coastal Retreat’, is a stunning work he has created from a salvaged heart Rimu plank found on shoreline in Governors Bay after the earthquake.

Dean Venrooy, Coastal Retreat

Hannah Kidd and Anna Dalzell have also both been hard at work, with some fascinating work coming together in their studios.

Anna Dalzell

Hannah Kidd

Interested in volunteering?

Volunteers are key to this event’s longevity and success, with more than 300 people giving their time to help out over the weekend. From carparking to rolling icecreams, we would love to hear from people who can give a few hours of their time on the weekend of 28-30 January.

Interested? Please contact Grania at

COVID-19 requirements

The Lombardy Charitable Trust intends to comply with Government Covid 19 Guidelines in relation to entry and the operation of the Sculpture on the Peninsula event rescheduled for 28, 29, 30 January 2022. As a consequence we signal that Vaccine Passports ( or other Government approved Certification) will be a requirement for entry.

If the event is unable to take place on 28-30 January due to government COVID-19 regulations, anyone who has purchased tickets will receive a full refund or the option to donate the ticket price to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre.