Stone carving auction tomorrow

November 19, 2011

Sculptors from around New Zealand have been carving huge blocks of Oamaru Stone on Takaro Park for the last couple of weeks.


Their work will be auctioned tomorrow.

The ODT reports on it here and the Oamaru Mail report is here.

The stone comes from Parkside Quarries.

Bargains at sculpture auction

November 23, 2009

The two-week long stone carving symposium in Oamaru concluded with a silent auction yesterday.

Everyone we spoke to commented on the quality of the sculptures, most of which went for bargain prices.

Joy Harvey’s Wind Song, an Aeolian Harp in Oamaru Stone went for $4000, the highest price paid.

The top bid for Ruth Killoran’s Aegis (Protection) was just  $2100. ( I’m not sure if that reached its reserve).

Allen Harnett won the popular vote with Koru which sold for $1750.

Harnett’s Silver Fern went for $2000.

Many other works, including Trinity, which is in the background of the photo above, sold for only a few hundred dollars.

The stone was supplied by  Parkside Quarry which sponsors the symposium and several artists said how impressed they were with its quality.

Gary Kircher has some more photos at Waitaki Blog.

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