District will welcome 15 professional sculptors from around New Zealand this
Saturday 29 October when the Ashburton Stone Sculpture Symposium gets underway
at the Ashburton Domain.
than 20 tonnes of Mount Somers limestone and Timaru bluestone will be crafted
into exquisite sculptures which will be on display in the Ashburton Domain
before being auctioned off on Sunday 20 November.
will be the second time the Symposium is held in Ashburton, and we are very
proud to have such talented artists coming along to participate. The Domain is
a lovely place to be this time of year and we’re looking forward to having the
completed sculptures on display throughout the Domain before they’re auctioned
to the Ashburton Domain will be able to watch the sculptors work from 29
October until 11 November near the children’s paddling pool along Walnut
Avenue. The completed works will be on display from 12 - 20 November.
Symposium will wrap up during a Family Fun Day in the Domain on Sunday 20
November from 11am - 3pm. The sculptures will be auctioned on the day, starting
District Council will be sponsoring the People’s Choice Award for the
Symposium, with the winner receiving $500.
Ashburton Stone Sculpture Symposium made its debut in 2014 in celebration of
the Ashburton Domain’s 150 year anniversary.