Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf 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
8am – 5pm Monday – Sunday
+64 9 372 9907 |

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.

Entry donation

Entry donation, at $10 per adult. Children 15 and under are free.

Getting around

Shuttle buses for the event depart and return from behind the Information Centre. Tickets are $5 per adult, with children 15 and under free. For more information about the Shuttle Bus and getting around Waiheke Island, please see the Getting Around page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common queries raised by previous visitors to Sculpture on the Gulf.

The Information Centre

The Information Centre is a short walk along the foreshore from the main Matiatia ferry terminal. The setting has beautiful views west, across the bay and over the headland.

The Information Centre offers a warm welcome for all our visitors.  Catalogues and shuttle bus tickets are available for sale from inside the Information Centre. Information about the Sculpture walk and all the wonderful things to do on Waiheke will also be available from inside the Information Centre.

We’ve got some local food trucks providing a range of food, hot & cold non-alcoholic beverages, ice-creams as well as some outdoor seating and stunning views over Matiatia Bay and the Headland.

Free water filling stations can be found at the information centre and on Nick Johnstone Drive.

Accessible toilets are located at the ferry terminal, the information centre and minimal locations on the walkway.

Please note that parking on Nick Johnstone Drive will be restricted.

About us

Read about the history of this amazing event, our strategic agenda and the group of dedicated people who make it all possible.

The Waiheke Community Art Gallery

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.

Angus Muir and Alexandra Heaney Field Apart 2015