Poison Creek Sculpture Project
NEWSFLASH! Announcing our second resident sculptor for 2023: Telly Tuita!
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.
Stay in our simple but elegant secluded accommodation, arrange a visit by appointment or join us during our summer/autumn open days. We encourage you to roam, discover and enjoy the sculpture in this dramatic landscape. Who knows, you may fall in love and take one home!
With our artist in residence programme we host invited sculptors on site and give them the chance to connect with the natural world, and gain new perspectives and inspiration.
Sculpture and other arts activities
Drystone walling tuition:
The Sniper's Prayer (Stephen Mulqueen 2015), one of our major works, includes a wall constructed during our 2019 drystone wall tuition workshop. We acknowledge Stephen's whānau for their generous loan of this work for all to enjoy. In 2020 we ran a second workshop, creating more sculpture settings. No further drystone wall workshops are planned at present.
In October 2022 we were delighted to host an event in partnership with the Bannockburn Arts Festival.
OPEN DAYS UNTIL ANZAC DAY 2023
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 2022 we shared our personal Antidote to the continuing pandemic reality, which was to imagine freely and act with purpose from an open heart. It Is now more evident than ever that Deliberation is required as we collectively create the next future.