Sculpture Trail – Artists & Sculptures

‘To Market’

Artist: Bill Hayes

Medium: Steel, Ceramic, Wood

The man is 190CM tall and will be pulling a cart with the bottles in.

From the artist:
This work stems from a period of self assessment about what it is for me to be an art maker. I think these vessels of defining terms are the essential ingredients of my art practice. I believe they could well define any endeavor of value. To me though they are the prerequisite for my work.


Artist: Christian Nicolson

Medium: Laminated Macrocarpa

This sculpture is 3.7m wide by 3.5m long

From the artist:
When I was 10 I would imagine flying in my mustang. Flying high in the sky and doing a loop in front of my friends. Next thing the earth is attacked by aliens. Guns blazing I will unleash fury on the enemies of mankind to save us from imminent destruction. Then I would do some cool loop in front of my friends. Such was the nature of being a boy growing up the way I did. I built huts, I made swords and had adventures just like my mates did.  No one dropped me at school. Ha, my mom couldn’t even drive. I would fly there on my bike, race down the hills hoping my chain would not fall off because I was peddling so fast. Marmite sandwiches for lunch and no mobile phones to say I was going to be late. As long as I was home in time for tea. Those were the rules. Have things changed? You tell me.

‘Night Meets Day’

Artist: Derek March

Medium: Different Woods

This sculpture is 2 metres tall!

From the artist:
Day transitions to night, night transitions to day. The most exciting time of day. The hunter is caught out of time, Blackbirds mob ruru (morepork).
Tui lights up the dawn chorus and is the last to bed. The piwakwaka (fantail) flits with the pekapeka (bat) in the evening sky.

‘Lead us not into temptation’

Artist: Rustic Twist (Ian Fewtrell)

Medium: Corrugated Iron

There will be 11 sheep in total at the Trail.

From the artist:
Whakawhirinaki  – (verb) (-tia) to lean against something, trust in, depend on, rely on.

‘Te Korekore (The Darkness)’

Artist: Ngahiwi Walker

Medium: Burnished Macrocarpa

These sculptures will be up to 2.2 metres tall. The final product will be revealed at the Trail.

From the artist:
The pou stand at varying heights, representing a kaumatua, a kuia, male and female leaders and mokopuna.
The Darkness is ‘the black dog’ and all pou represent the effect that this darkness has on the whole whanau.

‘Faceted Dress Figures’

Artist: Anna Korver

Medium: Mixed

There will be multiple of these sculptures made from a range of mediums.

From the artist:
The works I’ve chosen to exhibit are all abstract figurative works using the symbol of the dress.
They are feminine in their perspective with the intention that these characteristics are seen as a strength and on some level to invite an intimacy and personal connection for the viewer. This series of works are more personal for me and speak about my own reflection on life. The dress is used as a way to project internal emotions to the outside world so their moods vary thru the choice of colour and the soft and hard lines. They are sometimes joyful and light, and in other cases they are a form of armour or camouflage. They also incorporate the staircase which may also seem whimsical but is an important element for the idea of change and growth.

‘Tama Tū’

Artist: Joe Kemp

Medium: Macrocarpa, Whalebone, paint

From the artist:
Tane i te Koraha
“To the trees in the baron land”

Tane i te Wao
“To the trees in the deep forests”

Tane o Uta
“To the trees off shore”

Tane oTai
“To the tress on the coast “

Ko nga uri o Tane Hoki
“We are decendants of Tanemahuta”

Tihei Mauri ora
“The 1st breath of life “


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