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Media Focus

World Traveller, China Feature

Brick Bay and Matakana featured prominently in a recent article of World Traveller, Chinese edition. Our Sculpture Trail was identified as one of the top 10 Auckland ‘City plus Nature’ activities, the Glass House as one of the top 10 places to eat, and the Matakana Village Farmers’ Market as one of the top 10 'Time for Family' destinations. 

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Brick Bay Pinot Gris in Bob Campbell's Top 12

Bob Campbell MW rates this wine as the top North Island Pinot Gris and in NZ's top 8, in the Dec/Jan issue of Gourmet Traveller Wine. Read more »

Sunday Star Times Feature 20th Oct 2013

Brick Bay Wines & Sculpture Trail features in this Sunday Star Times article Read more »

Madame Living Feature

Brick Bay is one of three NZ sculpture parks featured in German magazine Madame Living. How's your German? Read more »

Sunday Star Times selects Brick Bay for a weekend getaway... Read more »

Urbis Magazine Summer 2013

Brick Bay features as one of NZ's best looking wineries...well not exactly a winery, but a vineyard tasting room.... Read more »

Brick Bay 2010 Pharos 5 Stars

Michael Cooper praises the fine 2010 reds from the Auckland region, including our Brick Bay Pharos.

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FRV Travel February 2011

An influential SE Asian Travel magazine discovers Brick Bay...'a wonderful cultural - and viticultural- destination....' Read more »

Next Magazine October 2010

Next Magazine turns the spotlight on to Brick Bay Wines & Sculpture Trail in its focus on Matakana. Read more »

Life & Leisure

Richard and Christine Didsbury have put slow-town Matakana on a fast track... Read more »

Appetite Magazine August 2010

Singapore's gourmet magazine ('for those with a big appetite for food, wine, travel and luxury') puts the spotlight on Brick Bay.... Read more »

Art News

Trail Blazers. A new sculpture park provides seed funding to help top flight sculptors... Read more »

Cuisine 2

No one who has experienced the Brick Bay cellar door and Sculpture Trail would argue that it is a New Zealand cultural showpiece Read more »

Indesign

The Matakana region is a rural area on the east coast of New Zealand... Read more »

Metro

Just a little appalled by faux-European grandeur in the countryside? Read more »

Somm Selections Autumn 2008

NZ's only Master Sommelier focuses on Matakana in the American Sommeliers' magazine. Read more »

Travel & Leisure

Don't just pass through the North Island village of Matakana, an hour... Read more »

Urbis 2

There's nothing like hitting the north when everyone else is crawling south... Read more »

Urbis Magazine Issue 37, 2007

The sculptures in the new Brick Bay winery Sculpture Walk aren't the only works of art on the site... Read more »

Vogue cover image Australian Vogue Entertaining and Travel August 07

The 15 top attractions in Auckland identified for Australian visitors - Brick Bay Wines and Sculpture Trail features in second spot!! Read more »

Wallpaper

What was once a two-shop, drive through town is now a hip destination... Read more »

Wine NZ - Winter 2007

Artistry in Wine - at Brick Bay an intertwining of a passion for both wine and art. Read more »

News & Reviews

Folly 2015-Architectural X Sculpture Project

The Brick Bay Sculpture Trust and UNITEC invite emerging architects and designers to apply for Folly 2015, a design X build project leading to an exhibition at Brick Bay opening in March 2015.
 

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Summer Artist Project 2015 - Call for Proposals

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail is seeking proposals from contemporary New Zealand Artists for the 2015 Summer Artist's Project.


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Songs from the Sky

Songs from the Sky

Carolyn Williams’ sculptural work gathers sound recordings of birdsongs heard onsite at Brick Bay Sculpture Trail.


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 Newsflash: John Reynolds Sculpture Arriving Soon

Newsflash: John Reynolds Sculpture Arriving Soon

We are pleased to announce that John Reynolds major sculpture titled 'WORKS END' is arriving soon at Brick Bay Sculpture Trail.


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Guardian of the Lake?

Guardian of the Lake?

A new work has just landed at Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, Gregor Kregar's 'Reflective Lullaby - The Thinker' Gnome.


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Black Pearl and a Red Comb

Black Pearl and a Red Comb

We welcome Lonnie Hutchinson to Brick Bay!


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A Trio of Dibbles

A Trio of Dibbles

A captivating selection of three small bronzes by Paul Dibble features in Shrunk at the moment, each quite different stylistically.


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100 Arrows

100 Arrows

In her lively, playful style using brightly coloured arrows fired into wine barrels, Judy Darragh links the art of making wine, the practice of making art and the practice of archery in ‘100 Arrows’.


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A New Work by Terry Stringer

A New Work by Terry Stringer

Terry Stringer elegantly brings to life moments from the bible story ‘Tobias and the Angel’, a subject often explored in master paintings.


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Temporary Artist Project

Temporary Artist Project

Revealed! Tiffany Singh celebrates our revered Kauri in ‘The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way’.


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The Bauble (Prul)

The Bauble (Prul)

We welcome Leon van den Eijkel’s joyful new sculptures to the trail.


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Wish Twig Stack

Wish Twig Stack

Vine prunings, Indian saris, bells from around the world and glistening gold foil survival blankets dance together in the breeze.


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Hoop

Hoop

Vibrant yellow, Hoop glows in the landscape as if the sun has come down to grace us.



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Sneak Preview

Sneak Preview

Here’s a glimpse of what’s to arrive this Summer season ....


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Gregor Kregar - McClelland Commission

Gregor Kregar - McClelland Commission

We're thrilled Brick Bay artist Gregor Kregar has been announced as the recipient of the 2015 Southern Way McClelland Commission valued at $250,000.


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Spring Photo Competition

Spring Photo Competition

Just a few weeks left to enter our Spring Photo Competition ....


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The Outdoor Gallery at The District, Auckland Airport

The Outdoor Gallery at The District, Auckland Airport

An exciting development we’ve been working on is about to open: The Outdoor Gallery at The District, Auckland Airport.


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Reflective Habitat

Reflective Habitat

Action on the trail this week - Gregor Kregar is installing his impressive new sculpture 'Reflective Habitat'.


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A Grand Choice

A Grand Choice

A grand new sculpture by Paul Dibble is brightening up our winter. The Choice depicts a young man reaching up to pick an apple from the expansive tree above.


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The Ladders In Your Stockings

The Ladders In Your Stockings

‘The ladders in your stockings go up to your suspenders’ is the title of Antoinette Ratcliffe’s intriguing collection of ‘carnivorous zombie ladybirds’.


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The Quick

The Quick

‘The Quick…’ is a vibrant new piece by Pauline Rhodes.


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