HEADLAND SCULPTURE ON THE GULF 2011 COMES ALIVE ON WAIHEKE ISLAND headland Sculpture on the Gulf Waiheke Island 2011, New Zealand’s leading outdoor sculpture event will be on from 28 January to 20 February 2011. New for the 2011 exhibition are artist talks on Sundays at the weekends. International artists have been selected to exhibit for the first time. Look for artworks by Marcus Tatton from Tasmania and Marcel Grosse from Germany. Located along 2.5 kilometres of coastal walkway on Waiheke Island, the exhibition of large scale contemporary sculpture has a backdrop of the spectacular views over the gulf and islands, sea and sky. headland is a showcase for New Zealand’s leading and emerging sculptors. The exhibition is always innovative and influential, and can be provocative. Selected New Zealand artists include acclaimed artists Virginia King, Phil Price and Gregor Kregar, artists working in iconic materials such as Jeff Thomson’s corrugated iron join other artists who will reveal unique kiwi themes. headland 2011 includes a unique interplay with the sea and coast and several works are actually in the water. headland publishes a comprehensive catalogue which is for sale at the start of the walkway. For the first time there will be an informative public seminar series with artist talks and discussions. Look on the website for more information, times and where.
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A selected exhibition with works critiqued by the headland 2011 selector’s panel of three who also assist confirm sites for the works. “headland is a freight train of artistic opportunity both for the artist and the visitor. Set in a beautiful location the artist engages with dynamic site, visitors and the forces of nature. We focus on artistic excellence and works that engage with the site and contemporary practice in exciting and rigorous ways,” says James McCarthy, selector, headland 2011. Take a ferry to the island for a day out with friends and family or maybe your walking or art group. The walk this year starts at Matiatia. A shuttle hop-on and hop-off bus connects from the finish to nearby vineyards, the Waiheke Community Art Gallery in Oneroa and the ferry terminal (all details and maps on the website). Walk the sculpture walkway then explore Waiheke Island’s galleries, seaside cafes and villages. PN Mark the calendar now. Open from 28 January to 20 February 2011. www.sculptureonthegulf.co.nz
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