Sculpture on the Peninsula is the largest sculpture exhibition in the South Island. It is held every two years and attracts both leading and emerging sculptors. Past exhibitors include Neil Dawson, Paul Dibble, Phil Price, Mark Whyte, Cheryl Lucas, Aaron te Rangiao, Sam Mahon, Hannah Kidd, Graham Bennett and Tim Wraight.
This year’s event will be held on 10,11,12 November 2017, once again at Loudon Farm, Teddington, Banks Peninsula (25 minutes from central Christchurch). Loudon provides a spectacular back drop to showcase a selection of New Zealand’s best sculpture.
The event is organised by the Lombardy Charitable Trust as a fundraiser for Cholmondeley Children's Centre, Governors Bay; a residential care facility for children in crisis. $85,000 was donated to Cholmondeley from the 2015 event, and more than half a million dollars has been donated since the first event in 2000.
Submissions are now invited for the November 2017 event.
As always, the organisers are committed to curating an event which is representative of current art practice in New Zealand. Artists wishing to exhibit are requested to supply photographs and/or working drawings of the work they intend to exhibit by 07 July 2017.
Up to three works and/or an installation of work can be submitted for inclusion in the exhibition. All types, forms and sizes of sculpture, in all materials, are eligible.
At the last event work was sold by 80% of the exhibiting artists. The 40% commission received from sculpture sales makes up a significant portion of the overall funds donated to Cholmondeley.
All artists selected to exhibit are eligible for the $10,000 Sculpture on the Peninsula award and the $1500 People’s Choice Award. The major award is judged by Felicity Milburn, Curator of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu,, and the People’s Choice Award is selected by votes from visitors to the event.
If you know someone whose work may be suitable for the exhibition, please pass this information onto them, or direct them to our website.