Sculpture, art, music.
The 2018 festival was a celebration of rural NZ


The Kimbolton Sculpture Festival, April 28, 2018 was witness to what can come out of the shed. Congratulations to the winners. It was truly humbling to see the talent, the imagination and the ingenuity.


Artist Entries

The New Zealand Rural Sculpture Awards is a chance to explore what can be done with recycled stuff you might find down the back paddock or in the shed of any dinkum kiwi farm. In 2018 there were 110 entries.




Stall Holders Registration

We hosted more than 50 stallholders in 2018. They all added something special to our rural arts and sculpture festival experience.



Sculpture & Art

The Kimbolton Sculpture Festival ... some folk didn't hear of it in time to be there. Well they missed a great day - 

Thigh slapping music, back country food, rides, ponies, madcap games and the chance to have a go.

Not something you'd wanna miss again .... especially the sculpture. Hear tell some people needed a ute to take home what they bought.

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What's at stake?

A lot of people have a stake in the Kimbolton Sculpture Festival.

An organising trust is working with local community groups, schools, businesses, sponsors and local government.

We hope it will tempt you to turn off the telly and make something. You're invited to take a bit of a punt, risk something, have a go. It's supposed to be fun.

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Rural New Zealand.
Tomorrow’s inspiration.

It’s about invoking the spirit of the land to create outstanding rural sculptures

It provides an opportunity for anyone to enter a non-acquisition National Farm Sculpture and Art Awards competition, with a total prize pool of $11,000, followed by the public display of their art.

It is the Wairua Whenua, the Spirit of the Land, that calls us home again and again.



About Kimbolton

Rural Art

Ours is a small town. There's just 250 of us in Kimbolton and 1500 in the wider district.

We love our place in the hills north of Feilding.

It's where low land farming stops and hill country sheep and beef farming begins.

It's home to artists, musicians, academics, and all sorts of practical types that make a community hum. There's a pub, self serve petrol bowser, cafe,  police house, fire station, working garage, a few churches, a town hall and a thriving school and preschool. 

It takes a while to get here and a blink to drive through, but our village on the crest of green hills and the people we call neighbours are the real deal.