2019 Artist Residencies

Alongside our partners Eden Arts, we are delighted to announce our 2019 artists in residence: Lyn Bergquist, Belinda Griffiths, Alan Ibell and Judy Darragh.

At the end of the year Deborah Shepard the writer, and John McDermott the photographer, will also have a joint residency. They have most recently collaborated with the book, The Writing Life, published at the end of 2018.
Karekare House Charitable Trust, with our partners Eden Arts Trust, would like to thank all the artists who took part in the residency program during 2018, and wish them well for the future.
Please subscribe below for more information about future artist residences, and artist talks.

Our Past Residents

Nicholas Pound

Abstract Painter

John Horner

Painter

Krystie Wade

Painter

Neal Palmer

Painter

About the Residency

+ Stay at 1 Watchman's Rd, Karekare
+ Accommodation for the artist, partner, and children under 18 years old.
+ Power, water, internet wifi
+ Some weekly living expenses covered
+ There may be a small welcoming and farewell event organised at the house
+ Support in the form of visits, help setting up an exhibition, and connection with the local community via The Eden Arts Trust, Karekare House Trust, permanent on site artist, and locals from Karekare.

*For more info about what the residency provides, the expectations of the artist, important dates, and who should apply contact us.


Residency Opportunities

We are proudly partnered with The Eden Arts Trust

Karekare House Trust are very pleased to be partners with Eden Arts Trust as we have very similar goals: supporting the arts for the benefit of the public and the cultural life of New Zealanders. We are interested in encouraging the arts and providing opportunities for artists of all disciplines. While the early residencies have been offered to visual artists we hope that the partnership continues and we have opportunities in the future to develop the residency program.

The Local Community

We encourage residents to actively engage with the local community, who have been very encouraging and supportive of the residency program. Open studio days, or giving a talk to share your experiences would be welcomed – we are open to suggestions, and are keen to help facilitate.
The local Karekare artist & creative community are also encouraged to apply to use the house & grounds for arts activities & events (such as poetry evenings, arthouse film nights, book club).
Local artists may also apply for short term use of the workshop garage (up to 1-2 weeks) if it is not being used. Email [email protected] to check availabilities.

Neal Palmer, Krystie Wade, John Horner and Nicholas Pound at the opening night for the Exhibition for the First Karekare House Residency at the Pah Homestead.

Exhibition Opportunities

At the end of their residency, artists will be offered the opportunity to exhibit their work – either at the residence itself, or at another Auckland based venue.
We are aware that not all creative disciplines involve having exhibitable ‘work’ at the end of a residency, and we are open to facilitating other ways of sharing work.
If you’re interested in partnering with Karekare House as a gallery or arts venue, please contact us at [email protected].

Future Residencies

We intend to primarily offer residencies to mid-career New Zealand or International Artists.
As well as being a traditional single artist residency, we would also like this to be an opportunity for contemporary artists of complimentary styles and disciplines to collaborate.
We are looking at partnerships with other art / artist organisations and communities – if you are interested email [email protected].