GREAT NEWS — ‘Scape Sculp­ture Park will be open again for the Kapiti Arts Trail which spans two week­ends this year for the first time. We will also be open for the week days between so easy to choose a day that suits. Bee Doughty-​Pratt will be paint­ing in her stu­dio through­out this period as well. There will be a great selec­tion of sculp­tures and paint­ings on show and The Lit­tle Black Car­a­van will be pur­vey­ing their won­der­ful cof­fees both week­ends. Pick up a map and trail book­let from infor­ma­tion cen­tres every­where and cafes and sim­i­lar estab­lish­ments through­out the Kapiti Coast.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR is the tra­di­tional greet­ing at this time of year …

BUT THIS IS NOT A GOOD NEWS DAY !

‘Scape Sculp­ture Park is closed until fur­ther notice. There will be NO Open Days in Jan­u­ary 2015 at all. We have adver­tised our Sum­mer Exhi­bi­tion with sev­eral asso­ci­ated week­ends open for view­ing but this exhi­bi­tion has now been post­poned until fur­ther notice and all open­ing hours adver­tised on-​line or in print, are cancelled.

The rea­son for ‘Scape being closed is a seri­ous fam­ily acci­dent which is requir­ing all hands on deck in Mel­bourne for the next few weeks keep­ing a fam­ily event busi­ness run­ning dur­ing its busiest time of year. While there will be some­one care-​taking on site at ‘Scape through­out Jan­u­ary, the Sum­mer Exhi­bi­tion has not been fully curated, new sculp­tures have not yet been installed and the grounds are not being main­tained. We have looked at every avenue for remain­ing open over this period but have been unable to find a work­able solution.

Please accept the apolo­gies of every­one at ‘Scape for any incon­ve­nience this causes.

Look for fur­ther announce­ments on this web-​site and on ‘Scape’s Facebook.

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D-​Day D-​Day D-​Days !!

Sep­tem­ber 20 Sat­ur­day + Sep­tem­ber 21 Sun­day 2014

10am to 4pm Both Days, Rain, Hail or Shine

We promised an Open Day or two when we had the won­der­ful D for Dan­de­lion Stop The Clock sculp­tures installed so here we are with the dates con­firmed at last. We have two open days only planned this time so let’s hope for good weather again. So the first D is for Dan­de­lion but the sec­ond D is for Dinosaur and we are delighted to announce that as well as the Dan­de­lions, we will also have a 5 metre long Spin­osaurus on exhi­bi­tion (and for sale) over this same week­end. The third D was going to be for Dun­can — a won­der­ful red kinetic work of art but sadly he won’t be avail­able for a few extra weeks but watch this space! Sat­ur­day 20 Sep­tem­ber is also Elec­tion Day … a D-​Day of quite another sort … it may just be D-​Day for a polit­i­cal party or two … either way … when you are out get­ting your vot­ing done, take some extra time to come and check out the new works we will have installed at ‘Scape by Sat­ur­day 20 Sep­tem­ber 2014. More Open dates on Con­tact Us page.

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Queens Birth­day Open­ing 2014

Sat­ur­day May 31, Sun­day June 1, Mon­day June 2 10am to 4pm and every day until Sun­day June 15

WOW - About 2000 of you blew our lit­tle cot­ton socks off dur­ing this mid-​winter Exhi­bi­tion. We were antic­i­pat­ing that rain, hail or snow would impact vis­i­tor num­bers and were pleas­antly sur­prised with beau­ti­ful sunny days, no wind at all and masses of peo­ple. Queen’s Birth­day Sat­ur­day was our offi­cial Open­ing Day and hun­dreds of you enjoyed a glass mug of mulled wine as you strolled the prop­erty with your cat­a­logue in hand. Rather deca­dent before noon but very enjoy­able all the same. We are so pleased that we didn’t wait until Spring to launch the Park. Over thirty large out­door sculp­tures by sev­eral dif­fer­ent sculp­tors were installed here at ‘Scape — some didn’t quite make it in time but have since. The works were much-​admired and sev­eral sold. Their replace­ments are being nego­ti­ated as we speak and being installed pro­gres­sively as they become available.

Our next Exhi­bi­tion will open on Labour Week­end Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 25 although we do plan a num­ber of Open Days before then — see Con­tact Us page for more details.

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Kapiti Arts Trail

2 & 3 Novem­ber 2013

Scape Sculp­ture Park was not quite open in time for the Kapiti Arts Trail this year but more than a dozen large out door works from both Bruce Win­ter and Steuart Welch were installed on site with sev­eral suc­cess­ful sales tak­ing place. Bruce Win­ter also sold sev­eral of his smaller “Angels’ — always pop­u­lar. With Bee Doughty-​Pratt as res­i­dent artist and a reg­u­lar on the Trail each year, good weather saw a great turnout. The tem­po­rary ‘café’ set up by Jen­nie Har­ris from Crème Cui­sine did a roar­ing trade in Devon­shire Teas and light lunches and vis­i­tors enjoyed the ambiance of the property.

Scape is now look­ing for­ward to sched­ul­ing their next open day .… watch this space for dates.

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