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Creative Northland has an ongoing commitment to making sure that the arts sector in Northland is dynamic, thriving, influential and productive.

Whangarei Sculpture Symposium

The Whangarei Sculpture Symposium is a unique event held in Northland biennially.

The WSS is a 10-day event which has occurred 5 times over the last 10 years.
Up to 20 artists attend the event where either as an individual or a group create a sculpture piece.

The Whangarei District Council purchase one sculpture for the Whangarei Community. The rest of the sculptures are then auctioned off on the last day of the event.
There is also a people’s choice award sponsored by The Quest Whangarei.
In 2018 there was an additional ‘Journeys award’ from Te Au Marie who purchased a sculpture for the Kerikeri Airport.

The next WSS will be held in the year 2020. Keep an eye out for updates and for when applications open.

Previous Symposium Event Information:

WSS 2018

WSS 2016

WSS2018 Photo Gallery