Creative Northland has made the decision to postpone the 2022 Whangārei Sculpture Symposium event to 2024. This is due to resourcing constraints and the uncertainty of what operation in the new COVID-19 Protection Framework looks like for this event. Given more time Creative Northland will be able to facilitate more thorough planning and secure higher level of resourcing for Whangārei Sculpture Symposium 2024. We appreciate your understanding.


The Whangarei Sculpture Symposium is a unique arts event held on a biennial basis along Whangarei’s Loop Walk near the Town Basin. Artists work 10 days straight on the Hihiaua Peninsular in Whangarei, creating sculptures made out of supplied wood and stone. Artists are given a theme to base their creative ideas around.

There is an auction held at the end of the 10 day symposium. Prior to that, sculptures are judged and awards are presented to selected artists and their works.

See the link below for more information about the event.

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