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  • 2017-11-10 00:00:00 2017-11-10 23:59:59 Pacific/Auckland The Grand Opening Sculpture on the Peninsula Gates Open 5pm - 8.30pm Loudon Farm, Teddington, Banks Peninsula

The Grand Opening Sculpture on the Peninsula

Friday 10 Nov

Sculpture on the Peninsula is the South Island's  largest outdoor sculpture exhibition.  Held every two years on a working farm on the Banks Peninsula, the event features the work of many of New Zealand's leading and emerging sculptors.  All work exhibited is for sale and proceeds from the event go to Cholmondeley, a residential care facilility for children in crisis.

The Grand Opening is a special evening event to launch the exhibition that runs all daySaturday and Sunday and is open for general public admission (see Sculpture on the Peninsula listing for information).

A highlight of the Grand Opening is an auction hosted by Joe Bennett. 12 top Peninsula-based artists have each been given a 100- year-old totara post found on a Banks Peninsula farm.  The  unique and original 'reinvented and repurposed' posts will be auctioned and offered to the highest bidder.     

Tickets to the Grand Opening include superb wine and boutique beers, entertainment, and delectable fare made from locally sourced ingredients, prepared and served by a group of local food identities.  Live entertainment includes music from The Eastern and Carmel Courtney, as well as roving busking performers. The local community is heavily involved in planning and delivering the entire event. 

Guests at the Grand Opening have the first opportunity to preview and purchase the exhibition works. All sculptures on display are for sale  A $10,000 cash prize will be given  to one artist in recognition of the major award winning work.  An additional prize of $1500 is available for The People's Choice award.

Sculpture on the Peninsula showcases the very best of current art practice in NZ. The Grand Opening offers guests a unique opportunity to marvel at - and purchase - the works on display.

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