Artist Residencies

Artist Residencies


Artists from any/all disciplines may apply for self-funded artist residencies at Wharepuke.

Please note that at present we are unable to offer any funding other than the Dalton Trust/Wharepuke Sculpture Residency (deadline now passed for 2017) but will supply selected artists with letters of invitation and/or support to funding bodies, institutions etc. in their countries of origin.

AiR studio

The basic self-directed residency offers accommodation and studio space if necessary at Wharepuke with the opportunity to present a public talk about your work, project etc. if appropriate.

There may also be the opportunity for resident artists to mount an exhibition at our gallery Art at Wharepuke during their stay or work towards exhibiting work while undertaking the residency.  (This would, though, depend on whether it fits within the gallery calendar so advance booking and negotiation would be necessary)

Mick Kirkby-Geddes AiR April 2016

All resident artists will be featured on the Art at Wharepuke web site and the complementary Artist Residency web site, Sculptors will also be included on the Art-Park Sculpture Trail site.  For printmaking residents, we request a donation of work made for our print archive kept for future reference and exhibition.

The residencies are flexible and self-directed.  They can range from quiet exploration and development of ideas to intensive workshop immersion.

All residents receive free unlimited access to the sculpture park for the length of their stay.

Residents are welcome to bring partners at no extra cost.

Printmaking residencies

Further details and pricing can be found here Artist in residence NZ


Duncan Bullen, UK based artist and lecturer, University of Brighton.

Duncan Bullen & Jamie Crofts – Chromatic Fields

I travelled to New Zealand from the UK to install an exhibition and take up the offer of a short residency. Art at Wharepuke is located in such beautiful surroundings that it surpassed all my expectations. The accommodation was great and had everything one could need. Our hosts made our visit so easy and enjoyable. I’d love to return for a longer stay.

Lorry Eason, Photographer, UK.

Wharepuke is a beautiful, tranquil place. The diverse range of flora and fauna is a visual feast for the senses. During my two-week stay, the profusion of colour, shape and texture was an inexhaustible source of inspiration.

Alice Burns, Artist/Printmaker, Northern Ireland

The accommodation at Wharepuke is superb, well kitted out and comfortable, the location is breathtaking. The residency was a great success, I learned a lot from Mark on acrylic resist etching, and more than printmaking techniques, it was inspiring to learn about Marks’ practice. I was fortunate to meet and network with other artists from New Zealand due to Mark and Tania’s hospitality during my stay. All I can say is a big thank you to Both Mark and Tania.

John Robinson (University of Tasmania) – Printmaking Residency

John Robinson came to Wharepuke in December 2014 to do a nontoxic printmaking residency with Mark Graver.

John Robinson

John has worked for 9 years as the Technical Officer in Printmaking at the University of Tasmania, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hobart. He has taught with TAFE, Adult Ed, and community based printmaking groups, has over 20 years’ experience in commercial printing and recently established Moving Creature studio, an open access printmaking studio in Lindisfarne, a suburb on the Eastern shore of Hobart.

John has been gradually instigating changes within the University Printmaking studio towards non-toxic processes and gained a scholarship to study at Wharepuke with Mark to hone some of the acrylic based methods available.

Anthony Holmquist, USA, Assistant Professor of Art at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado

Mark showed us many valuable non-toxic techniques that we look forward to adopting in our printshop back home.

Tony Holmquist - Land/Yard/Bow, etching and aquatint, 2015
Tony Holmquist – Land/Yard/Bow, etching and aquatint, 2015

 Tania and Mark were very accommodating and hospitable, always offering a helping hand in our travel plans. The environment in and around Wharepuke is truly unique and inspirational.