Sculptors spent ten days carving and sculpting pieces relating to the theme of the year. The winning piece becomes a permanent part of Rotorua’s public art collection with the winning artist receiving $10,000. The remaining artworks will be placed in the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail for people to enjoy for years to come.
The very first symposium coincided with the centenary of the Gallipoli landings during World War One, and the theme was returning soldier.
Created with the theme, ‘The Energy Within’ capturing Rotorua’s unique geothermal and cultural environment.
Created with the theme ‘Ngā Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua’ the pieces will acknowledge the many lakes and rivers within the region.