After a record season in 2014, The Harbourview Sculpture Trail, the picturesque outdoor art exhibition is set to return for a third time in March 2016, held at Harbourview Peoples Park, Te Atatu Peninsula.
The Harbourview Sculpture Trail, a biennial exhibition of contemporary New Zealand art is currently considering proposals from artists for the 2016 season, with successfully selected artists due to be announced at the end of June. Run by local charity Peninsula Arts Inc, the trail has become know for attracting some of New Zealand’s most talented emergin and established artists. Over 13,000 visitors attened the Harbourview Sculpture Trail in 2014, with many local businesses reporting an increase in custom during the trail month.
Owner and local cafe The Luscious Food Store Jono Clarke said “Everyday during the trail in 2014 we had groups coming into the cafe for lunch after they had been to the exhibition. It was easy to see they were from the trail, usually by their summer hats, footwear and trail catalogues. I would say business was up by as much as 20% over the month of March in 2014. Supporting the 2016 Harbourview Sculpture Trail is a no brainer for us, and I hope all our local businesses get behind it.”
During the 17 day exhibition, running 4-20 March 2016, sculptures will be set in and around ponds, amongst native flaxes and bush, in open fields and tidal salt marshes and against the spectacular backdrop of the harbour and Auckland City that residents of the Peninsula know so well.
For more information about the Harbourview Sculpture Trail, or to find out about volunteering during the next summer’s trail season visit their website here>>