City Gallery


Sculpture Tour and Workshop: Three-Dimensional Forms


$4 per student

1 hour 45 minutes

Age range

All ages

Join us for a sculpture trail from Civic Square to the lagoon and discuss a range of three-dimensional artworks in relation to the surrounding environment. Listen to the legend of Ngāke and Whataitai, and go on a te reo Māori treasure hunt to find shapes/auaha and symbols/tohu. Look closely at Tanya Ashken’s waterfront sculpture Albatross and learn about art that has been inspired by living forms. Then bend, twist and stretch wire and fabric to create a three-dimensional maquette. A great workshop to learn about form, space and scale, and to consider the properties of different materials.

Visual Art

  • Understanding the arts in context
  • Communicating and interpreting

Social Science

  • Place and environment

Te Reo Māori