Sculptureum enriching lives
Giant pink snails by the Cracking Art group are a fun and unforgettable sight at the recently opened Sculptureum in Matakana. Good paid a visit to see what all the fuss was about and loved what we saw and learned. Its purpose is not just to delight but also to inspire. There are more than 150 exhibits and 400 works on display and the gardens are designed to intellectually stimulate – there’s even a garden filled with inspirational quotes.
Amidst the artworks (collected by owners Anthony and Sandra Grant over more than a decade) there are also birds and bunnies – living sculptures.
The experience certainly turns the traditional gallery visit on its head. Anthony Grant asks the question “what is art?”, and encourages visitors to ignore critics’ and curators’ definitions of what is “good art” and have the courage to let their instincts determine what they like. It makes you think.
If all that thinking makes you hungry you can dine at the Sculptureum’s on-site restaurant Rothko with its seasonally focused menu celebrating local producers.