Curator – Sally Lush

Sally Lush, Curator of the Harbourview Sculpture Trail 2016

Sally Lush is an independent exhibition curator, Gallery Manager and practicing artist with a broad experience in the arts sector gained from 20 years managing art galleries and art projects in the Auckland area.


Sally under pink umbrella during a site visit for the 2016 Harbourview Sculpture Trail

In 1993 Lush established Art by the Sea and in 1999 Art Of This World – both galleries in Devonport, Auckland – selling a wide range of unique art by emerging and established New Zealand artists. She became proficient at understanding the commercial aspects of the art sector, critiquing artworks and promoting upcoming artists. In 2007 she sold her interest inArt Of This World to pursue her own personal art interests.

Lush project managed the establishment of the Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens (2008) and has curated their annual exhibitions since then.  She project managed and curated the establishment of the inaugural Harbourview Sculpture Trail in 2012, as well as curating its successful second season in 2014. She also curates the annual 2015 and 2016 White Night Parnell event featuring art and interactions on the streets of Parnell for one night as part of Auckland Arts Festival.

N2_29146Lush has developed and implemented all aspects of various exhibition projects, curating over 60 exhibitions, fostering strong relationships with artists and the public to inspire others to reach towards their artistic goals.

Lush’s own art practice has seen her work exploring the transformation of everyday utilitarian objects into beautiful art pieces . She has exhibited and sold at The Govett Brewster Gallery, Waitakaruru Sculpture Park, Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Shapeshifter, The New Dowse, Art Of This World, Harbourview Sculpture Trail, Mairangi Arts Centre, Auckland Easter Show, Hilton Art Show, Satellite Gallery, The Depot, Lava Glass, Thornton Gallery, Between Tides, Carmel College, Estuary Arts Centre, Kings College Art Sale and the Sydney Affordable Art Show.

Curator Tours

Gain a deeper insight into the artworks with a guided tour by our knowledgeable curator Sally Lush.

These free, curated tours are open to the public and run every Saturday and Monday at 10am and 1pm over the duration of the Trail. No additional booking is needed to join a Public Curator Tour (standard entry ticket is required to enter the Trail).

Private curator tours are available on request for an additional cost (maximum 20 people). For more info or to book a private tour, please email

Group Bookings

Gather some friends, workmates or collegues for a group booking and make a date to visit the Harbourview Sculpture Trail together!

Share a lovely day out in the splendid surrounds of Te Atatu Peninsula enjoying art in the environment. Groups of 10+ enjoy a saving of $3 per ticket off the Adult price.


For more info and to book in your group visit, email us today via:



As a non-profit event, the Harbourview Sculpture Trail relies on on the generosity of others to bring this exhibition to life!
If you are interested in coming on board we would love to hear from you -

To learn more about what is involved, please visit our Volunteers page!

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