Exhibitions

Exhibition overview

Large scale outdoor exhibition

The curatorial panel selects medium to large outdoor works by 20 sculptors to be displayed along a trail throughout the Gardens.

Garry Nash - Waypoint

Garry Nash | Waypoint 2015-2016

Concept Gallery Display

The indoor gallery displays concept drawings submitted by the selected artists –  it enriches the visitors’ experiences.

_J9K1696

Indoor Sculpture Exhibition

Complementing the outdoor exhibition is a display of smaller works by sculptors, including many who would have exhibited in the previous outdoor exhibition. Also included are Medal Art New Zealand, Royal Jewellery Studio collective, selected members of the New Zealand Society of Glass Artists, and brooches by Craig McGregor.

Awards

Supreme Award
Given to the sculptor deemed by the curatorial panel as producing the most outstanding outdoor sculpture.

People’s Choice Award
Given to the sculptor whose outdoor sculpture is voted the most popular by visitors.

Friends Acquisition
The Friends of Auckland Botanic Gardens will purchase an outdoor sculpture to remain in the Gardens and join the existing quality collection of outdoor work at the Gardens.

Community Activities

A programme of activities for visitors to the exhibition includes guided tours, workshops and a kids’ trail.