Headland: Where Nature Meets Sculpture
A Documentary about Waiheke Island’s Sculpture on the Gulf.

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For the first time a film on New Zealand's most prestigious biennial outdoor sculpture show Headland: Sculpture on the Gulf is available on DVD. The film Headland: Where Nature Meets Sculpture was produced and directed by Stephanie Bennett. Sculpture on the Gulf was first established in 2003 by the Waiheke Community Art Gallery when they mounted the first 3D exhibition on Waiheke Islandís coastal walkway. Headland: Where Nature Meets Sculpture tells the story of how it all began with interviews with Jackie OíBrien, Artistic Director for the first three shows, and founding benefactors Sue Fisher and Graham Guthrie.? The film shows the challenges faced by the artists and chief installer Geoff Goss, his crew and the island volunteers installing 39 sculptures in highly inclement weather and on difficult sites.


Most of all Headland: Where Nature Meets Sculpture presents the beauty of art set against nature.? The curators who selected the sculptures for the 2011 show were Trish Clark, Chair Advisory Panel for Public Art, Auckland Council, Heather Galbraith, Senior Curator Art, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and James McCarthy, Executive Director, Te Tahi Centre for the Arts. They explore the process of choosing the works from 160 submissions and their selections for the prizes. ?The film features the sculptors talking about their works and how they love exhibiting at Sculpture on the Gulf which is now an important event in the art world and the publicís calendar.