Wellington Sculpture Trust

Wellington Sculpture Trust

Tanya Ashken, Albatross, 1986, cement, Frank Kitts Park

Commissioning public sculpture since 1982, the mission of Wellington Sculpture Trust is to enhance the urban environment and to support the creative arts in New Zealand.
As an optional add-on trip* after the International Sculpture Symposium, hop on a one-hour flight down to Wellington and spend Saturday 16 February touring outdoor public sculpture installations complete with lunch and an organized discussion on public art. Neil Plimmer, Chairman of the Wellington Sculpture Trust; The Wellington City Council public arts team & City Gallery Wellington.Originally established to raise funds for Tanya Ashken’s Albatross and continue to commission artworks for the public in Wellington, the Trust works in partnership with Wellington City Council, and raises funds through donations and sponsorships. To date, the Trust has commissioned 24 permanent sculptures around Wellington City; 13 sculptures in the inner city, 6 in the Botanic Gardens and 5 on Cobham Drive.The schedule for this fabulous program will be as follows: *

11:00am Lunch at the City Gallery
12:00pm – 1:30pm Discussion led by Jack Becker of Public Art Magazine. Keynote, with panelists and open discussion
2:00pm Coach departs for City Sculpture Tour
3:00pm Visit to the Academy-award winning Weta Workshop(Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hobbit trilogy, and many others)
4:00pm Coach tour resumes

Check out these helpful MAPS from the Wellington Sculpture Trust!

*RSVP Required @ Conference Registration website. Please also advise your attendance to wellingtonsculpture@xtra.co.nz

You must arrange your own transportation to Wellington. For assistance in planning your travel to Wellington, you are welcome to contact the ISC’s local New Zealand travel liaison, Jude Earles. She will be happy to help you make additional travel plans throughout New Zealand. Jude can be reached at meet@corporatevenues.co.nz or by phone at (+64) 021 1650355.

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2 Responses to Wellington Sculpture Trust

  1. Darko Theresa is my name, from Ghana,please i want to come to your conference on Feb,11-15,2013.can you send me an invitation letter so that i would be able to use for my visa documentation process?.thank you.

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