Te Kupenga

New Zealand——Te Kupenga

Te Kupenga Stone Sculpture Symposium

A biennal stone sculpture symposium, using local Taranaki andesite as a sculpture medium.  The symposium is organized every other year in January.  Sculpting takes place on the New Plymouth foreshore during the first 3 weeks of January, followed by a one week exhibition of the finished sculptures.  The sculptures are sold in a public auction at the end of the exhibition.

The organisation provides a beautiful symposium site, with all necessities for a professional sculpture symposium, as well as accommodation and meals for the participating sculptors.  

At the auction, 80 %  of the sale price goes to the sculptor, the organisation takes 20 % commission.  

Travel expenses are the responsibility of the selected artists.