The Palmerston North Public Sculpture Trust was formed in 2006 by members of the local arts and business community who saw an opportunity to enrich the central area of the city.
We had seen the impact that high quality public sculpture makes to cities both in New Zealand and overseas. Our intention is to create greater public access to sculpture in Palmerston North, raise the profile of the arts, and ultimately add to the vitality of our city centre.
It is encouraging to see both locals and visitors, photographing themselves alongside the sculptures we have installed; sitting on them, touching them, walking through and underneath the works; taking an interest in and making them a part of the Palmerston North experience.
Funds for the project are raised by donation and matched with a contribution from the City Council. On completion, each sculpture is gifted to the city of Palmerston North, creating a collection of significant high quality contemporary artworks that can be enjoyed for many years to come.
The Trust thanks all of those who have already been involved, donated, supported, advised and engaged with this project, and looks forward to continuing our work in the years ahead.