FRIENDS SculptureHunt JackSamMedi Piazza Timaru Square 380pxWe have been working on a FREE map locating various sculptures, monuments and fountains for you to explore anytime of the day for free. The FREE map is available from the Aigantighe. 

The town's sculptures can now be explored and enjoyed through a map. The Timaru Sculpture Map was designed by the Friends of the Aigantighe Art Gallery and was launched on December 18th 2016, and offers people a chance to travel around the sculptures, learn more about their history and take part in a quiz. 

Friends of the Aigantighe Art Gallery president Roselyn Fauth and Aigantighe Art Gallery manager Cara Fitzgerald said the pair came up with the idea for the map when they met earlier in the year. "We were brainstorming ways the friends could help the gallery celebrate the arts in the region.

The map includes a quiz that can be completed by visiting each sculpture. Once the quiz has been completed you can use the answers to decipher the sculpture challenge on the reverse side. The maps also have a sculpture themed activity sheet, ideal for entertaining the kids. You can visit the Aigantighe to check your quiz answers and see if you got the sculpture challenge answer correct to receive a special little something.
The map has been designed by Roselyn Fauth from the Friends of Aigantighe. The printing has been sponsored by The Timaru District Council.

A small print run will be produced initially. We are hoping to gain feedback and suggestions to evolve the map early 2017.

“Public art in Timaru is dynamic and evolving. Its role in society is to engage, provoke and enhance the urban landscape. It helps instill a sense of pride within our community.” 

"As part of celebrating the arts in Timaru, The Friends of the Aigantighe are proud to present the Timaru Sculpture Hunt. We hope you enjoy discovering clues to solve the Sculpture Challenge."

The Timaru sculpture Hunt map is free and available now at the Aigantighe Art Gallery. The gallery's Sculpture Garden is always open. The Gallery is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sundays from noon to 4pm and closed on Mondays.

Complete the sculpture hunt quiz, to reveal the challenge answer

Visit the sculptures, monuments and fountains around Timaru to answer the following quiz. Then use the answers of the questions highlighted with “clue” to reveal the sculpture challenge answer on the reverse of this map.

Download the A4 hunt here: Challenge, Map

Download the A3 Hunt.pdf

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Sculptures at the Aigantighe Sculpture Garden

Mt Somers Stone Sculptures: An international Stone Carving Symposium was held at Maungati in South Canterbury in February 1990 as part of the Aoraki Festival. The sculptures that resulted from this event were gifted to the nation and the Aigantighe Garden was chosen as the site for their permanent safekeeping.

1 Ian Lamont. Cabbage Tree. Steel. 2003
2 Debbie Templeton-Page. Eyes on the Face of Time. Bluestone. 2016
3 Sam Mahon. Time Bomb. Steel. 2007
4 Darcy Nicholas. Hinerangi. Limestone. 1990
5 Buck Nin. The Matriach. Limestone. 1990
6 Nicolas Mukomberanwa. The Baboon. Limestone. 1990
7 John Bevan Ford. Tu Terakiwhanoa. Limestone. 1990
8 Fred Graham. Pouakai Myth and Reality. Limestone. 1990
9 Phillippa Wilson. Tranquilla Vita. Steel Plate. 1997
10 Atsuo Okamoto. Mystery of the Unknown. Limestone. 1990
11 Dan De Har. Ranginui. Limestone. 1990
12 Bernard Takawira. The Daughter. Limestone. 1990
13 Matt Pine. Tapu and Noa. Limestone. 1990
14 Albert McCarthy. Untitled. Limestone. 1990
15 Bernard Matamera. Magic Bird. Limestone. 1990
16 Arnold Wilson. Maunga Ti. Limestone. 1990
17 Locardia Ndandarika. Cave Spirit. Limestone. 1990
18 Donald Paterson. Integrity. Mixed Media. 2014
19 Debbie Templeton-Page. Looking Through Memories Window. Limestone. 2015
20 Murial Moody. Adolescence. Bronze. 1985
21 Pat Foster. Figure with Inner Child. Black Serpentine. 1994
22 Pat Foster. Veiled Mother with Child. Black Serpentine. 1997
23 Pat Foster. Reclining Earth Goddess. Nelson Marble. 1993
24 Pat Foster. Child and Wall. Nelson Marble. 1998
25 Max Patte. Sentinels. Iron. 2013.
26 Phillippa Wilson. Butterfly. Steel Plate, Gold Leaf. 1996