Artist Residencies in Kerikeri Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Artist residencies are being offered in the Bay of Islands NZ
Wharepuke has 5 acres of subtropical garden, a non-toxic printmaking studio, a purpose built art gallery, studio space and a 1 km sculpture trail.
Set within the garden are 5 self-contained cottages which naturally attract creative people, either to just take a breath from their usual lives or set aside a block of time to create or filter ideas.
Our purpose built gallery has regularly changing exhibitions and can be used for artists talks or performances.
Our artist residencies are suitable for writers, musicians, photographers, film makers, printmakers, sound artists, sculptors, academics and other disciplines.
Accepted residents can tailor their project to suit and there is no requirement to complete a body of work.
Wharepuke Sculpture Park
Opened in December 2015 the Wharepuke Sculpture Park is the newest artistic venture on the property. Works are selected from open submission and artists can propose work or ideas at any time for consideration.
The trail includes works by Chris Booth, John Edgar and Donald Buglass.
In 2017 we are working with the Kerikeri Dalton Trust to provide a funded artist residency opportunity for a New Zealand based sculptor. Details and how to apply can be found here
Wharepuke Print Studio
Past residents have travelled from Canada, USA, Northern Ireland, England and Australia to work at the studio.
Wharepuke Sub-Tropical Accommodation
Our cottages, used for artist residencies, are designed for two people but can accommodate children as well if necessary. They have a large deck overlooking the garden and are internet connected.
Artist Residencies – Kerikeri
Our artist residencies programme is offered in Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, a subtropical part of NZ known for its stunning coastline and historical significance.
Kerikeri has a reputation for its arts, crafts and culture with its numerous art galleries and purpose built cultural centre putting on National and International performances in music,dance and theatre.
It is expected that the artists in residence that come here to Wharepuke will spend time exploring the Bay of Islands, meet local artists with international reputations, and go to some of the cultural experiences on offer.
Wharepuke is located just 1 km from central Kerikeri and easy walking distance to the historical Stone Store Basin area where the first contact between the Maori and the Europeans took place. The Rainbow Falls walk which follows the river through native bush to the waterfall is on our doorstep.
We welcome approaches from businesses, organisations or individuals who would be interested in sponsoring or supporting artists in residence at Wharepuke. Please contact us to discuss ideas and options.