Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf  returns to Waiheke Island 1 – 24 March 2019.

New Zealand’s foremost outdoor sculpture exhibition, the biennial event is set over the coastal Matiatia headland and this year will also display striking sculptural works in Alison Park and the Artworks Precinct at the gateway to Oneroa village.


1 March – 24 March 2019


Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand


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Featuring new works by established and emerging New Zealand artists, this special Island experience will challenge and excite visitors to explore the sculptural works, the landscape and the hospitality Waiheke Island is renowned for here and abroad. Coastal walkways, award winning vineyards and golden beaches abound.

The experience will not be complete without a visit to the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Te Whare Taonga o Waiheke,  at the Artworks Precinct which will feature a stunning array of small sculpture by some of New Zealand’s finest artists.

Just a 35 minute Fullers360 ferry ride from down town Auckland, visitors will first be greeted at the information marquee near the Matiatia foreshore and ferry terminal where they can familiarise themselves with the walkway options, purchase bus tickets and make a small $10 donation for adults towards the costs of this special Island event. Family groups are warmly welcomed with no charge for children under 15 on the $5 bus ride.