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Call for EOI Expressions of Interest for outdoor sculpture NZ Sculpture OnShore

NZ Sculpture OnShore

Job details

NZ Sculpture OnShore
12 Mar 2023
Overseas, National
Work type
Call for entries
Work classification
Visual Arts, Other


Expressions of Interest (EOI) to exhibit at NZ Sculpture OnShore 2023 are now open and we would like to invite you to submit an EOI for an artwork to be included in our next exhibition.

NZ Sculpture OnShore, New Zealand's largest outdoor sculpture
exhibition is held every two years at the spectacular O Peretu, Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve on Auckland’s North Shore.

The exhibition, which will feature work from established and emerging artists, provides a unique snapshot of contemporary three-dimensional art practice in New Zealand.

All the works exhibited at NZ Sculpture OnShore are for sale
during the exhibition and proceeds from each exhibition are donated to Women's Refuge New Zealand. To date NZ$2.2 million has been donated to help Women's Refuge support the victims of domestic violence in New Zealand.

Expressions of interest are sought from NZ and International
artists for the next biennial exhibition in November 2023.

Curator Sally Lush is looking for a range of new works or
those not exhibited previously in Auckland that will suit the large, exposed cliff top site.

The artworks selected will range in scale from monumental
stand-alone sculptures to domestic and small-scaled works, ephemeral projects, light and sound art works, interactive and participatory works, process art and site-specific installations utilising some of the historic built structures will also be included.

Works that explore and raise awareness of the Women’s Refuge cause and those that relate to the history of the site will be encouraged.

Along with interactive and participatory works, we would love to see chairs, benches and seats of an artistic nature to create space for visitors to rest and contemplate during their visit.

Works that address issues of the environment, sustainability and political issues will be welcome to add to the dialogue, variety and appeal of the sculptural offering to the public.

Exhibiting at this event will expose your work to an expected 20,000 plus visitors, your work will be featured in our printed catalogue, on our website and in our advertising campaigns.
You will receive the proceeds from the sale of your work less 40% commission. The Fisher Funds People’s Choice award of $1,500 is on offer and artists are encouraged to exhibit maquettes or smaller works for sale in the very busy indoor gallery.



12 March
Expressions of Interest close

Artists selected and notified

Artists contracts settled and exhibiting artists announced

Call for Indoor Gallery submissions

30 July
Outdoor artists Bio and Catalogue information return deadline

20 September             
Installation details due

25-31 October   
Outdoor works Installation

3 November             
Gala opening event 5.30pm

4-19 November 
NZ Sculpture OnShore Exhibition
at Fort Takapuna open to the public
(Closed on Mondays)

20 & 21 November
Exhibition De-installation

                                       Click here to submit your EOI

We look forward to receiving your submission.


Written by

Sculpture OnShore

22 Nov 2022