Project Ruru takes flight. Book your tickets now for the opening celebration for a fun-filled ruru weekend or come along during the July school holidays to find the roosting rurus. https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/project-ruru-takes-flight-tickets-350828335997 This July, 15 sculptural interpretations of ruru are landing at the park. We are joining forces with the National Bird of Prey Centre—Wingspan and… Read More Can you hear a Ruru/Morepork at your house? Take time to celebrate them – New Exhibition at the Sculpture Park 9 and 10 July.
Waikato District’s Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) is seeking applications, until noon on 14 March, from local individuals or groups that need financial support towards creative and performing arts projects. Since its inception in 1995, Waikato District Council has administered the funds for the district on behalf of Creative NZ. The Assessment Committee encourages candidates who might… Read More Applications for Funding for Creative and Performing Arts Projects closes 14 March.
Invitation to the community from John and Dorothy, current owners of the Sculpture Park and Waitakaruru Arboretum. “Together with a panel of supporters, we are in the process of setting up a charitable trust to ensure the park’s future. The key to an effective and enduring trust is a good quality board and committed volunteers… Read More Would you like to be involved in the Art-in-Nature Arboretum Trust?
NEWS FROM YOUR WAIKATO DISTRICT COUNCILLOR Reminder that The Sculpture Park, Waitakaruru, in Scotsman Valley Road are celebrating spring by being open every day from Friday 20th September to Sunday 29th September: 10am – 5pm daily. The park will then continue to open every Sunday 10am – 5pm and you now have the option to… Read More Rob McGuire’s September 2019 Newsletter
From John & Dorothy Wakeling Being consistently open every Sunday is working well with more than 180 visitors enjoying Spring at the park in recent weeks. It is good to see how many people are renewing their interest in the park and introducing others to it. Local people will have noticed the pine harvesting along… Read More Sculpture Park News Sep 2019
NEWS FROM YOUR WAIKATO DISTRICT COUNCILLOR Finally, a welcome break from the wet weather – a fine weekend at last; time to cut the lawn. A lot has been happening in the Waikato District during the last month including: – A $92m funding announcement for the start-up 150-passenger rail service between Hamilton and Auckland –… Read More Rob McGuire’s August 2019 Newsletter
We are delighted that Spring brings the return of frogs and more native birds to the park. We think there are at least three pairs of tui nesting. The herons seem to stay around all year! Ensuring the Park’s Future As many of you know, we want the park to be more accessible so must… Read More Sculpture Park news
If you want to showcase local talent, run a workshop/course? You can apply for funding for a local creative event/ project for our community. Waikato District Council has the $s ready. Applications close next Friday August 23. A great opportunity. Check the details and/or call Lianne, the Community Development Advisor for a chat https://www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/services-facilities/community-development/funding/creative-communities-new-zealand-funding-scheme Click… Read More Creative Communities Funding available
The park is open 10 am to 4pm all of Easter Weekend. Come out and to enjoy nature’s Autumn bounty and be inspired to create temporary sculptures. Share your photos on Facebook and Instagram #ephemeralart. Entry $15/adult;$5/child Cash only (sorry no Eftpos) http://www.sculpturepark.co.nz The Sculpture ParkWaitakaruru Arboretum207 Scotsman Valley RdTauwhareRD 7 HamiltonWaikato 15kms east of… Read More Express your inner artist @ the Sculpture Park