Sculpture Walk

4 December - 21 January

Lake Tekapo Domain

create. is a festival celebrating literature, arts, the spectacular Mackenzie landscape and the amazing community who live here.

Held bi-annually, our next event is scheduled for 2023.

2022 Create Mackenzie Region Calendar

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We believe the Mackenzie Region is one of the best locations in the world, and for good reason!


As part of the Create Mackenzie Book & Art Festival, we asked photographers to submit what they believe to be the very best of the region, with the 12 finalists featured in our 2022 Create Calender, as well as outdoor boards displayed in Twizel, Lake Tekapo and Fairlie.

Upcoming Events

  • Mackenzie Photography Competition - Twizel
    Mackenzie Photography Competition - Twizel
    Mon, 22 Nov
    Twizel Town Centre
    22 Nov 2021, 9:00 am – 09 Jan 2022, 9:00 am
    Twizel Town Centre, Twizel, New Zealand
    Enjoy 12 selected images celebrating the very best of the Mackenzie Region. On display in the Twizel Town Centre, each image is shown on a free-standing outdoor photo board, perfect for you to walk around and enjoy.
  • Lake Tekapo Sculpture Walk
    Lake Tekapo Sculpture Walk
    Sat, 04 Dec
    Lake Tekapo Domain
    04 Dec 2021, 7:00 am – 21 Jan 2022, 5:00 pm
    Lake Tekapo Domain, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand
    Take a walk and enjoy the works of art created by established and emerging artists in this stunning setting with the space, wind, light and backdrop of Lake Tekapo and the mountains. A variety of form and style including stone, wood and steel adds a wonderful degree of diversity.
  • Introduction to Calligraphy
    Sat, 15 Jan
    Silverstream Hotel
    15 Jan 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Silverstream Hotel, 762 State Highway 8, Kimbell 7987, New Zealand
    In this workshop, you will be shown the best equipment to use for dip pen calligraphy, and learn the foundation letters of a beautiful modern calligraphy font. By the end of the lesson, you will be able to write your name and take away a bespoke greeting card.
  • Dark Sky Conversations
    Sat, 15 Jan
    Dark Sky Project
    15 Jan 2022, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Dark Sky Project, 1 Motuariki Lane, Canterbury 7999, New Zealand
    A book and art festival set in the middle of an International Dark Sky Reserve organically demands a panel discussion about stars, light and light pollution. Our three panellists look at the night sky from different perspectives.
  • Modern Flower Illustration
    Sun, 16 Jan
    Silverstream Hotel
    16 Jan 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Silverstream Hotel, 762 State Highway 8, Kimbell 7987, New Zealand
    Learn the art of modern flower illustration (also known as line art) with Emma Pearce-Hagen from Inkberry Calligraphy.



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