The artists have been announced for the outdoor sculpture exhibition, Waiheke Island’s headland Sculpture on the Gulf. Some of the artists are familiar names which include Ioane Ioane, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Michel Tuffery, Semisi Fetokai Potauaine and Tiffany Singh.
The 34 selected concepts made it through a rigorous selection process, including two phases of in- depth concept development from almost 250 initial proposals to ensure the proposed work represented a unique contribution and reflection of the cultural life of Aotearoa New Zealand. The number of submissions doubled from the 2015 exhibition.
headland Sculpture on the Gulf director of Cultural Programmes, Zara Stanhope says the successful proposals came from a broad spectrum of exceptional artists, and encompass a variety of creative and thoughtful approaches to sculpture.
“A number of artists are aiming for some of the most ambitious works to be seen in headland Sculpture on the Gulf.”
The 2017 headland Sculpture on the Gulf artists were selected by a group of experts from a wide range of backgrounds who form the Cultural Programme Committee. The committee includes Linda Chalmers, director of the Waiheke Community Art Gallery; Dr. Blair French, director of curatorial and digital for the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; Zara Stanhope, principal curator for Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Bruce Phillips, senior curator of Te Tuhi, Auckland and Kelly Carmichael, manager of the headland Sculpture on the Gulf Cultural Programme.
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