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Celebrate rural NZ at the Kimbolton Sculpture Festival on Saturday, April 4, 2020

Be at the Kimbolton Domain to see what’s been created in sheds around New Zealand in the last year. The NZ Rural Sculpture Awards offer serious prize money to established sculptors and anyone who wants to try their hand at work that celebrates rural New Zealand. 

It’s about rural people who may not consider themselves artists ‘having a go’ at creating something out of that junk at the back of the shed, and losing themselves in the act of creating art. 

And it’s not just for locals, anyone in New Zealand can enter and with 10 categories and a top cash prize of $5000, it’s worth artists to get their thoughts nutted out and tools at the ready. 

Entries accepted till March 20th, 2020 - enter at www.ruralart.nz 

Be there to experience; 

  • Sculptures from off the farm, about and of the land, 
  • Makers and creatives, 
  • Sculptors, artists, 
  • Fine art from local professional artists, 
  • Musicians, 
  • Farmers and lifestylers, 
  • All day country food and beverage, 
  • Bar facilities, 
  • Shop and browse market stalls for goods that have been made, baked, grown or bred in northern Manawatu, 
  • Family entertainment, 
  • Vote for the People’s Choice Rural Sculpture, 
  • Creative activities and challenges 

City parents can expect to lose children to pony rides and wool dives. House and garden divas will haggle over who gets to load the 4x4 with some really big sculptures. Cars will leave packed with craft goodies. 

Not something you'd wanna miss.


Ticketing: Event tickets $10 per adult at gate.



FREE Certified Self Contained Motorhome and Caravan Parking

When can I stay?

The paddock is available from Friday afternoon (3rd of April) through to Saturday afternoon (4th of April).

Where is the parking space?

Right next to the festival grounds, you can't miss it (will be well signposted).

How much does it cost?

No charge to stay for festival attendees.


No pets please.