Sculpture on the Peninsula

Grand Opening 10 November, Public Days 11 - 12 November 2017

The largest exhibition of outdoor sculpture in the South Island returns in 2017 and, as always, is an event not to be missed.

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Loudon Farm, Teddington, Banks Peninsula

Grand Opening Evening

Friday 10 November 2017 | Tickets $75

Public Days

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November 2017 | Tickets & gate sales $15 (under 12s free)


Opening Night 2015This popular biennial event includes a record number of works from many of New Zealand’s most renowned sculptors and is a showcase for emerging talent.

Tickets for the Grand Opening on Friday 10 November are $75 and can be purchased online at from 1 October.

Tickets for Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November can also be purchased online from 1 October and gate sales on the day will be available from 9.30am ($15 per person/children under 12 free).

Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic or purchase café style food, beverages and ice creams on site. This family friendly event offers entertainment and a stunning exhibition of sculpture in a superb rural setting.

All sculptures displayed are for sale and proceeds from the event are donated to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre. The 2015 event raised an incredible $85,000 for our children. In addition, the children from Cholmondeley create an installation of their own for the event, which is also available for purchase. We'll be showing you glimpses of this piece as it comes to life over the next few months on our Facebook page.

For information, and to purchase tickets from 1 October visit: 
You can also view/download Sculpture on the Peninsula Fast Facts (PDF 313KB) for more about the origins and workings of this incredible event.


Sculpture on the Peninsula is organised by The Lombardy Charitable TrustThe Lombardy Charitable Trust host Sculpture on the Peninsula every second year. The event was inspired by Geoff Swinard, a Governors Bay resident who loved sculpture and wanted to support the children in care at Cholmondeley. The first event in 2000 was held in the grounds of his home, Lombardy. Geoff died later that year. The Lombardy Charitable Trust was established to continue the event and it has been held every two years since. Now a feature of NZ’s outdoor exhibitions calendar, and a showcase for established and emerging sculptors, it is also a very important contributor to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre.

Many of the original committee members continue to co-ordinate the event. Cholmondeley is grateful to the Trust for its continued support, as well as the many volunteers, artists, and wider Banks Peninsula community who make this event possible. Thank you all.