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Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden - Annual Autumn ExhibitionGuest post by Melissa C. Reimer | Curator, Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden

Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden is an evolving sculpture garden and native regeneration project. Visit our March exhibition to enjoy a relaxing and inspiring hour or two in the country, just 20 minutes' drive from Christchurch's CBD. Family friendly event.

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Participating artists:
Graham Bennett, Mark Catley, Bing Dawe, Neil Dawson, Andrew Drummond, Alison Erickson, Ben Foster, Mandy Cherry Joass, Anna Korver, Dave Laurie, Tim Main, Rory McDougall, Annabel Menzies-Joyce, Doug Neil, Phil Newbury, Tony O’Grady, Max Patté, Oriah Rapley, Rebecca Rose, Julie Ross, Llew Summers, Marté Szirmay, Roger Thompson, Johnny Turner, Robyn Webster and Matt Williams.

Sculptures
Artists are working across media: from local stone to iron, bronze, steel, glass, flax, timber and ceramic, and in light, on a small and large scale.

There are over 70 artworks for sale and visitors will also enjoy the growing permanent collection featuring works by some of the stalwarts of NZ sculpture.

Park details
Entry is $10pp and free to 16 years and under during the exhibition. There is limited cell phone reception and no eftpos.

All are welcome and onsite parking is free. The Garden is pram and wheelchair friendly. All tracks are grassed and the terrain is mostly flat. Picnickers are welcome during open hours. Well-behaved dogs on leash only (but please take their poop with you).

Ice cream and coffee carts onsite at variable times throughout the exhibition.

About Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden and Native Regeneration Project:
Our mission is to support contemporary sculpture practice in New Zealand and to enhance native biodiversity in Canterbury.

Since Autumn 2010 over 8000 native trees and shrubs have been planted. Our aim is to recreate a podocarp forest of totara, matai, and kahikatea. The garden is also home to rare or threatened native plants of Canterbury. This once bare one hectare paddock is thriving. It is a sanctuary to native birds and sculpture lovers alike.

Open Days

Sunday 3rd March 2019. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Saturday 9th March 2019. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m 

Sunday 10th March 2019. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m

Saturday 16th March 2019. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Make a Day of It
Enjoy brunch or lunch at our local favourites: The Raspberry Cafe, The Store at Tai Tapu, and The Bicycle Thief.

Visit our website to learn more. You can also follow us on Facebook


Queries? Call Melissa 021 24 22 462.

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