Every two years in January, the southern headlands of Matiatia Bay host headland Sculpture on the Gulf – an exhibition of outdoor contemporary sculpture, showing the works of Waiheke, New Zealand and international artists (see link).
It was the first such exhibition in New Zealand, and has grown to be the premier event of its kind in the country.
Many of the headland works have been purchased by people on the island, and so can be seen from points along the Te Ara Hura walkway.
Also, the Waiheke Local Board has a tradition of purchasing one work from each exhibition, for public display on the island. Some of these works have been installed at Alison Park (see linked story).