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 Sculpt Oneroa 16/17 Artists Announced    10.12.16

Sculpt Oneroa, the annual event which sees artworks by Waiheke artists placed throughout Oneroa village over the summer period returns for its 5th outing later this month. The artworks will be placed in a variety of locations running from the Waiheke Library down to the NZ Post office with the event being curated by locals artists Paora Toi Te Rangiuaia and Sally Smith.

“The aim of the event is to provide a platform for local sculptors to showcase their work” says one of the organisers Sally Smith, “ We have found that both the businesses and visitors to the village enjoy the artworks while the exposure the artists receive often translates into sales of artworks beyond just the works on exhibition.”

Artists with works in the event this year include Paora Toi Te Rangiuaia, Belinda Fabris, Olivier Duhamel, Jay Lloyd, Sally Smith, Maria Lloyd, Glen Davis, William Staal, Daniel Johner, Richard Wedekind, Veronika Evans – Gander, Oliver Stretton- Pow and Nigel Scanlon.

The works range in media and scale from delicate ceramic installations, through to substantial bronze works this year with a mixture of established senior and mid career artists along with a couple who have never exhibited in this way before.

Works will start to appear in  the village around  mid December with the official opening on the 16th December at 6pm in the courtyard outside “Paora” in Oneroa village. All welcome.


Sculpt Oneroa 15/16 Artists Announced     20.11.15

All over the island at present local sculptors are busily completing their creations for this year’s Sculpt Oneroa event using materials ranging from totara to stainless steel, and from fabric to grape vine cuttings.

The annual sculpture exhibition, Sculpt Oneroa which sees artworks by Waiheke artists placed throughout Oneroa village over Summer will return for its fourth year in December and curators Sally Smith and Paora Toi Te Rangiuaia are excited by the calibre of work that will be on show again this year.

“Paora and I started this event with a clear vision in mind for a Waiheke artist organised exhibition to feature Waiheke artists and it has gone from strength to strength every year” says Smith “We are really lucky to have some of New Zealand’s leading artists living on the island which gives a real depth of work to the exhibition and this year’s event will see Kazu Nakagawa, Les Baxter and Anah Dunsheath exhibiting for the first time in Sculpt Oneroa .”

Other artists who will have work exhibited as part of the event are  Paora Toi Te Rangiuaia, Chris Bailey, Nico Otero, Olivier Duhamel, Jay Lloyd, Veronika Evans – Gander, Maria Lloyd, Paul Olson, Daniel Johner, Brian Gartrell, Jillian Karl, Oliver Stretton-Pow, and Sally Smith.

Works will start to appear in  the village around  mid December with the official opening on the 18th December.

Sculpt Oneroa 15/16 Announced     15.07.15

This summer will see the return of the wonderful Sculpt Oneora event that sees sculptural works by local artists placed throughout the village of Oneroa. The artworks always bring much interest with both locals, business owners and visitors enjoying the addition of artwork to the islands main village. The event, now in its fourth year, is now looking for submissions from local artists who wish to have there work showcased as part of this event during Waiheke's busy summer season.

“The event provides an amazing opportunity for sculptors to have their work on public display at a time when the population of the island is at its highest” says organisor Sally Smith “ As an event run by local artists for local artists it is a free event to enter and all we ask is that submissions are of a high quality whether you are an established artist or someone just starting out.”

The orgainisors Paora Toi Te Rangiuaia and Sally Smith are not just looking for fixed sculptural works but also pieces that may be ephemeral, or light installations etc. to widen the scope of works that will included in the event that will run from mid December till mid February.

For more information or to down load the entry form go to .. Entries need to be submitted before 31st August.

Sculpt Oneroa 13/14 Announced                   13.5.13

Sculpt Oneroa will be taking place in Oneroa village from13th December until 18th January 2014

Submissions are now being called for from Waiheke residents and applications must be in before 3pm 18th June 2013.

Applications forms are available by request from



Sculpt Oneroa 2013 Announced    17.12.12

Sculpt Oneroa will be taking place in Oneroa village from
18th January until 18th February 2013 this Summer which will see Waiheke artists
showcased throughout Oneroa village.

The inaugural showing of Sculpt Oneroa will see 18 artworks placed through the
fabric of the village, with some ephemeral works and others more substantive as
they interact and comment on the environment around them. Local businesses have
fully embraced the project with artworks planned to adorn walls, trees,
buildings and courtyards, all to be discovered by the public as they move
through the village.

With the decision by the organisers, Paora Toi Te Rangiuaia and Sally Smith, to
go ahead with the project only one month ago it has been flat out for them as
they have called for submissions from Waiheke artists and carefully nominated
sites that complement or have a dialogue with the works selected.

Paora comments on this event“It’s exciting to be part of local initiative that
is a vehicle for island artists to share their voice, their humour, their
comments within our community, our turangawaewae, and also to the wider visitor

They hope to make the exhibition an annual event and plan to allow a lot more
time for planning next year. Both Sally and Paora own gallery spaces within the
village and with Sally’s background in architecture and Paora’s in sculpture
the event is one they have both great interest seeing what the event brings
forth from our local artists.

“ As both an architect and an artist am interested in exploring that
relationship between the two art forms and seeing the dialogue that can be
created from thoughtfully placed works. ” says Sally “ I also look forward to
having great art by our own artist’s throughout the spaces we inhabit on a
daily basis”

The 15 artists selected for 2013 are all Waiheke sculptors and include Richard
Wedekind, Leon van den Eijkel, Jillian Karl, Chris Bailey, Kiya Nancarrow,
Sally Smith, Kym Rawson, Oliver Stretton Pow, Paora Toi Te Rangiuaia, Anton
Forde, Lyndal Jefferies, Don Stodart, Paul Rhind, Alex Stone and Olivier