Artists in Residence
Each year we select an artist to live and work in an Auckland regional park. We choose a different park every year and it becomes home to the artist for an eight-week period, usually from mid October to mid December.
This opportunity is open to visual artists and composers, filmmakers, choreographers, and writers.
It is intended for mature, self-sufficient, professional artists who create a new body of work influenced in some way by the park, or by the residency experience.
The work the artist creates is later shared with park visitors and the public through an event, exhibition, concert, performance or publication.
Artist in Residence news
2013 Artist in Residence, Denise Batchelor who was based in the Waitakere Ranges, is about to share and show her park based work.
Denise’s striking yet subtle residency films and photos will be on exhibition at Arataki Visitor Centre, Scenic Drive Road, during April 2014.
2014 Artist in Residence - Lynn Kelly
Jeweller Lynn Kelly will move into Scandrett Regional Park mid-October 2014 for a two month residency by the sea.
Botanical and heritage references are encapsulated in Lynn’s small but exquisite pieces. She occasionally incorporates unusual site specific materials or elements such as maps or fossils into her work.
To see samples of her previous work visit Lynn Kelly’s website.