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Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail

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In 2014, 2016 and 2018 talented sculptors from around New Zealand and the world were chosen to take part in the Rotorua Sculpture Symposium.

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.

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2014 ‘The Returning Soldier’

The very first symposium coincided with the centenary of the Gallipoli landings during World War One, and the theme was returning soldier.

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2016 ‘The Energy Within’

Created with the theme, ‘The Energy Within’ capturing Rotorua’s unique geothermal and cultural environment.

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2018 ‘Ngā Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua’

Created with the theme ‘Ngā Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua’ the pieces will acknowledge the many lakes and rivers within the region.