Robert Janke 2017

Gregor Kregar 2015

David McCracken 2003

Paul Dibble 2007

Tania Paterson 2015

Sriwhana Spong 2017

Konstantin Dimopoulus

4 – 27 March 2022


Our much-loved biennial exhibition is back! Sculpture on the Gulf is arguably the most influential of all New Zealand’s ‘galleries without walls’.

Set amongst some of the most magnificent coastal landscape in the world, the undulating walkway, which snakes its way around the headland from above Matiatia towards Church Bay on Waiheke Island, has served as a temporary home for pieces created by a who’s who of New Zealand art.

Giant rambling pōhutukawa, pockets of native bush and pebble-strewn beaches provide niches for sensitively placed works of art, made with this exquisite location in mind.

The Waiheke Island coastal walkway between Matiatia and Church Bay will once again be transformed into an Artscape like no other.

4 – 27 March 2022

Sculpture on the Gulf might be only 35 minutes by ferry from Auckland, but it aims to take us much further – into the hearts and minds of our greatest artists.

While the majority of works are located on the Matiatia walkway, the event footprint will also include works in the Artworks precinct  giving you a chance to explore more of Oneroa Village and Waiheke Island. The small sculpture exhibition will be showcased at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery where our artists have smaller marquettes inspired by their work on the walkway.

Savor the zest of the moment when sculpture jumps into nature’s lap.’ (The New Yorker)

Our Matiatia headland is tūrangawaewae – a place for all artists to stand tall.

Haere mai! Welcome!


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