All are welcome to attend the auction on Sunday, 28 March at 4pm of sculptures that have been made by twenty sculptors from across Aotearoa, selected to create sculptures on-site for the two weeks of the Contemporary Sculpture Symposium currently taking place at Takaparawha | Bastion Point.

Coinciding with the America’s Cup race on the Waitemata Harbour the Symposium is the only event of its kind to have artists working on-site with multiple mediums of wood, hard stone, soft stone, metal, polystyrene and glass, creating sculptures from start to finish in the one place.

The sculptors will be creating a sculpture pertaining to an aquatic theme which, when finished, will be auctioned in a live auction on Sunday 28 March at 4pm. A percentage of sales will be donated to a charity pertaining to the theme in this case, Coastguard NZ.

Some of the artists have also brought one finished sculpture to display during the event, showcasing the individual artists work. These works will also be auctioned.

This Biennial event is held on Takaparawhau - Bastion Point, Whenua Rangatira land of Ngāti Whatua near Michael Joseph Savage Memorial gardens overlooking the Waitemata Harbour.

Visitors are welcome to come and view the Sculpture Symposium at any time during working hours, and can expect to see a number of different mediums transform into works of art and to meet the makers. This work, usually done behind closed doors, is made by people with a huge passion and love for their craft. Raumati Toi looks to inspire and pass on that passion to others.