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Sun 10 Aug 2008, 12:00pm

Where: Avalon Park, Fairfield Dr, Lower Hutt

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: shape-shifter

Come and celebrate . . . The Smiling Windmills . . . a wind sculpture by Leon van den Eijkel.

Charity sausage sizzle, model train, mini-putt golf and more! Rain or shine.

Kids! Download your own miniature windmill from and decorate it to get a free Lucky Dip prize at Avalon Park!

Plus bring your bikes and try out the new Fulton Hogan Cycle Park!

The Smiling Windmills is a stunning new wind sculpture by internationally renowned sculptor Leon van den Eijkel.

"As a child growing up in Holland, life was exciting and full of joy; the clouds, the rain, sea and nature played with us. I remember a simple windmill on a stick from the fairground. Irksome wind is an adult thing. In The Smiling Windmills I recall my childhood and the joy wind gave me." - Leon van den Eijkel

It is proudly presented to the people of the Hutt Valley by the E Tu Awakairangi Hutt Public Art Trust after the public fell in love with the vibrant sculpture at the Shapeshifter 2008 exhibition at the Civic Gardens.

The aim of the E Tu Trust is to foster the creation and display of public works of art in Hutt City to improve the urban landscape, community pride and spiritual wellbeing.