Sculpture on Shore

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Last updated 05:00 19/10/2010
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NOTED SCULPTOR: Paul Dibble’s bronze Geometric Figures are two of the works at NZ Sculpture OnShore from November 4 to 14.

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Fort Takapuna will come alive with more than 100 sculptures from local artists for a major exhibition supporting Women's Refuge.

The contemporary art festival, NZ Sculpture OnShore, is returning to the dramatic cliff-top site for its ninth exhibition from November 4 to 14.

The biennial exhibition began as a fundraiser for the refuge and is still its largest funding support outside of government.

NZ Sculpture OnShore 2010 begins with a gala opening on November 3 which will be hosted by Shore resident and Breakfast presenter Pippa Wetzell.

Dunedin's Lesley Elliott, mother of murder victim Sophie, will be speaking on behalf of Women's Refuge.Tickets are $75 each of which $50 is a charitable donation.

The exhibition will then be open every day from 10am to 6pm.

Curator Rob Garrett says the this year's theme is `Big is beautiful' with many tall sculptures reflecting the nearby CBD towers.

Complimentary guided tours of the show are available to all visitors on weekday mornings at 11am and on Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm.

There will also be an on-site cafe, indoor sculpture gallery in the Officer's Mess and Children's Sculpture @ The Fort.

All sculptures will be for sale with proceeds benefiting Women's Refuge.

Adults entry $15 , seniors $10, children 5 to 17 $5 and family pass $30.

Phone Mel Curtis on 360-6272 or email admin@nzsculptureonshore.co.nz for gala opening tickets.

Visit www.nzsculptureonshore.co.nz for more information.

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