Konstantin Dimopoulos ‘Beyond Good and Evil’
Just a short 35mins ferry ride away from Auckland City, Waiheke Island is one of my favourite weekend destinations. It offers an ideal mix of gorgeous scenery, beautiful beaches, great restaurants and, perhaps the most important thing for a French girl such as myself, fantastic wineries. This time though, it wasn’t the food or wine that drew me to the island but ‘Sculpture on the Gulf’- an outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring an array of well-established and emerging New Zealand artists.
The weather on Sunday was perfect which made the one and a half hour walk along the art trail an almost magical experience. Set against the clear sky and deep blue water the sculptures almost looked as if they had always been there, just waiting to be discovered.
It’s hard to pick favourites but I must say that I found a ‘wildfire’ made of hand-painted river stones particularly striking and the caravan scene below made me giggle like a little girl. Finally, Bev Goodwin’s ‘Not For Sale’ words carved into the coastline felt highly relevant. It is days like these that really make me appreciate New Zealand - it truly is a very unique and special place worth protecting…
Phil Price ‘Snake’