Wood Craft Festival 2017

Wood Craft Festival 2017

Lake House Arts is once again hosting a wood sculpture event, now known as the Wood Craft Festival. Previously named the Wood Sculpture Symposium, it has been a biennial event on the North Shore of Auckland’s calendar for nearly 20 years and was one of New Zealand’s first sculpture outdoor exhibitions and possibly the first to show artists sculpting live allowing the public to view the process from log to artwork.

The Wood Craft Festival encourages both emerging and established artists to step out of their comfort zones, to create a work ‘on the fly’; on site within Lake House grounds and within a strict time period of 7 days. 2017’s event is expanding on previous incarnations by including public programming with artist talks, demonstrations and interactive activities for kids. The theme of environmental sustainability is central to the Wood Craft Festival, and to facilitate more understanding of ecological issues, the festival will include several workshops, presentations and talks by environmental groups.

The Festival will also be engaging with local schools by offering environmental and art/sculpture based workshops in keeping with curriculum goals – inspiring the next generation to see the beauty and function of our native flora and fauna.

The live sculpting part of the event which is completely free and open to the public will run from the 13th of May to the 21st of May, with a Beer, Bands and BBQ day on Saturday the 20th May. The Awards and opening of the month long outdoor sculpture exhibition will be on Tuesday 23rd of May. In the last week of the exhibition Lake House Arts the remaining unsold works will be auctioned. 

Proudly supported by the Devonport/Takapuna Local Board and Chartwell Trust

Our school would be interested in hearing more about the available workshops. 

Lake House Arts Centre

37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622

Phone: 09 486 4877

Email: info@lakehousearts.org.nz

Opening hours

Office/Reception/Shop Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Not open on weekends.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm,
Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 2pm

Cafe Hours
Tuesday - Friday Open from 8am - 4pm
Saturday & Monday Open from 8:30am - 3pm

Mondays are coffee and counter food only.



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