Poison Creek Sculpture Project
Welcome to our evolving sculpture adventure in stunning Central Otago.
Nestled in the northern foothills of the Pisa Range, the Poison Creek Sculpture Project celebrates and supports Aotearoa New Zealand's finest sculptors and rising stars.
You can come and stay at our Whare Iti, arrange a visit by appointment or join us on our open days. We encourage you to roam, discover and enjoy the sculpture in this dramatic landscape - and, as often happens, you may fall in love and take one home.
As lovers of the arts and learning we hold sculpture related events including our super popular dry stone wall building workshops.
Our artists in residence programme allows us to host artists on site and give them the chance to connect with nature, and gain new perspectives and inspiration.
Sculpture and other arts activities
Next workshop: watch this space for exciting news about our upcoming 2022 workshop.
Drystone walling workshops: These were the first events we ran to foster curiosity about and enthusiasm for sculpture, and to support the Poison Creek Artists' Residency.
In 2019 and again in 2021 we held workshops in which people learnt to build their own walls.
In 2021 participants created a setting for a sculpture by Andrew Drummond, one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most eminent sculptors. You can learn more about Andrew's work here.
The Sniper's Prayer (Stephen Mulqueen 2015), one of our major works, includes a wall contstructed during the 2019 drystone wall workshop. We acknowledge Stephen's family for their generous loan of this work for all to enjoy.
No further drystone wall workshops are planned at present.
OPEN DAYS JAN-EASTER 2022
In 2020 it was never more necessary to defy circumstances and purposefully create a different reality. With this in mind we created a group show, Defiance, and opened for discovery in Summer 2021, showing sculpture in the middle of nowhere while a global pandemic raged. You responded with amazing positivity to our impromptu (well, as impromptu as you can be when moving heavy sculpture around) first public open days. For Summer until Easter 2022 we share our personal Antidote to the continuing pandemic reality, which is to imagine freely and act with purpose from an open heart.