Hutt City Shapeshifter Sculpture 2016 is an outdoor exhibition showcasing the best of New Zealand sculpture. It is held biennially in Lower Hutt to coincide with the New Zealand Festival

Admission – including catalogue.

Adults $10
Students (15+) $8
Accompanied children free

Open daily 11am—7pm

Shapeshifter Exhibition 2016

This year 42 New Zealand artists and over 50 stunning sculptures have been selected to exhibit in the 2016 Shapeshifter.

The Shapeshifter outdoor sculpture exhibition has become a significant feature event for the 2016 New Zealand Festival. It provides an opportunity for selected artists to sell works at one of the best attended art events in New Zealand. In addition to the main outdoor display there will also be the popular indoor display by the same artists of small works for sale on a cash and carry basis.

Shapeshifter is located in the heart of Lower Hutt in the tranquil Civic Gardens. These gardens, adjacent to The Dowse Art Museum, offer mature trees, running streams and large green spaces as a perfect back-drop to showcase the sculptures.


Courtney Johnston

Shapeshifter’s Artistic Director

The Dowse Art Museum’s Director Courtney Johnston, is the artistic director for the 2016 Shapeshifter exhibition.

Shapeshifter, which is one of the premier sculpture exhibitions in New Zealand, will be curated by Courtney and her team.

A well-known writer and commentator, Courtney brings a depth of experience to Shapeshifter. She has worked across a range of art institutions and cultural and heritage organisations. Courtney values a breadth of views on art and design and is passionate about the power of art to connect and reach out to people.

Courtney Johnston

Shapeshifter Partners

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