Poison Creek Sculpture Project
Welcome to our ever evolving sculpture adventure in stunning Central Otago.
Based in the hills of stunning Central Otago our 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 our guests to roam, discover and enjoy the sculpture in this dramatic landscape - or, as often happens, fall in love and take one home.
As lovers of the arts and learning we hold sculpture related events including our super successful 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, new perspectives and inspiration.
Drystone wall building workshop Sunday 7th - Friday 12th February 2021
Over Waitangi week we held another successful workshop in which people learnt to build their own walls.
The drystone walling workshop is one of the events we run to foster curiosity about and enthusiasm for sculpture, and to support the Poison Creek Artists' Residency.
We 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. And because we had some time in hand, we built a second, curved wall to support a work by Dunedin based emerging sculptor Louisa Baillie, who was able to visit during the workshop to help us translate the concept into the real thing.
We extend huge thanks to Lucy and Grant Middendorf of Cluden Quarry (Wanaka Stone) who managed an extra stone drop during the week so we had enough building material!
Drystone Wall Workshop 2019
The workshop project was the first stage of a site specific installation of the Stephen Mulqueen sculpture The Sniper's Prayer (2015)
OPEN DAYS JAN-FEB 2021
It has never been more necessary to defy circumstances and purposefully create a different reality. With this in mind we decided to open for discovery, showing sculpture in the middle of nowhere while a global pandemic rages. Early in 2021, we will welcome you to our impromptu (well, as impromptu as you can be when moving heavy sculpture around!) first public open days.
Drystone Wall Workshop 2021
Give an experience this Christmas - or treat yourself to learn a new skill!
7-13 February 2021