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Naming Partner

You might not think that a 135 year old estate planning and wills specialist firm would have a lot in common with sculpture on Waiheke Island – but our naming sponsor, Perpetual Guardian, passionately believe in supporting the local arts in New Zealand. They also put a lot by staying connected to local and rural communities so they see where their support can help New Zealand’s rich pool of artistic talent. Just like Perpetual Guardian believe in safeguarding you and your family’s future, they have also helped Sculpture on the Gulf continue to grow to the future with their naming support of this year’s event.

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Transport Partner

Our platinum partner, Fullers360, have been part of our Sculpture on the Gulf sponsor family since our event began back in 2003. Fullers360 loves Waiheke as much as we do – and they see Sculpture on the Gulf as a great way to take in sculptures in a stunning Waiheke landscape while also giving you the chance to explore more of the island. They work with communities and events throughout the Hauraki Gulf, and we think it’s pretty special when a Fullers360 ferry cruises past our sculptures on the sculpture trail – it makes for a great photo!

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development

Official Partner

Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development – are passionate about Auckland and Waiheke Island, and see Sculpture on the Gulf as New Zealand’s premier outdoor sculpture exhibition. As Steve Armitage at ATEED says: “This homegrown event provides the chance to showcase local talent on the stunning Waiheke Island.” ATEED are particularly excited about the fact that the Sculpture on the Gulf’s sculpture trail extends up near Oneroa village, which offers visitors the opportunity to discover more of Waiheke Island. Our Sculpture on the Gulf team agree with ATEED – we think Waiheke Island is pretty spectacular as well!

Foundation North

Funding Partner

Sculpture on the Gulf wouldn’t happen without the support of community trusts and grants, and Foundation North has helped our 2019 event – for this we thank them. Foundation North holds in trust a pūtea, or endowment, of over a billion dollars which comes from the sale of the community’s shares in what was the Auckland Savings Bank. Foundation North’s vision is to enhance the lives of all of the people of Auckland and Northland, returning around $35 million in grants each year to not-for-profit groups. We’d like to think they’ve done that with Sculpture on the Gulf 2019.

Newstalk ZB

Official Radio Station Partner

Newstalk ZB is Sculpture on the Gulf’s exclusive media partner, and what better match than a radio station which believes in credibility and debate. All visitors to Sculpture on the Gulf will have their own opinions on the power and beauty of the contemporary sculptures we feature in our Waiheke landscape. Just like Newstalk ZB, we invite discussion and debate. From Newstalk ZB’s pride in being New Zealand’s trusted source of news and information, Sculpture on the Gulf is proud to feature New Zealand artists showing never before seen work in a unique coastal landscape. Thanks Newstalk ZB for being our media partner!

Go Media

Official Outdoor Media Partner

It’s not often that we work out Sculpture on the Gulf’s outdoor media campaign with the director of the company at one of the local cafes, and find out that he was involved with the concept of one of our sculptures back in 2013! Yes, we could tell you that Go Media offers 433 billboards, 41 digital billboards and 657 bus backs for spreading the word, but you’ve probably already seen that. What we like about Go Media is that they love innovation, and like being vocal about local. We’re happy to spread the word for them – it’s great to partner with Go Media!

Silver Partners

Boffa Miskell
Studio Italia
Auckland Council

Supporting Partners

The Boatshed
Waiheke Water
Coast and Country
PSP Limited
Poderi Crisci
Clough & Associates
Batch Winery


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