Funded Artist Residency

Wharepuke/Dalton Trust Artist Residency 2018



Our first Wharepuke/Dalton Trust Funded Artist Residency was awarded to  Regan Gentry who came to Wharepuke in July/August 2017.  During his residency Regan produced a new work, The Fall of Water, which is now a firm favourite with visitors to the park. Following the success of our first sponsored residency we are pleased to announce that the Dalton Trust has once again generously funded this opportunity for 2018.

Funded artist residency NZ
Regan Gentry – The Fall of Water 2017

The funded artist residency is valued at $5,500.00 and will be awarded to a New Zealand based artist to make a permanent work on-site for the Wharepuke Sculpture Park, a 1 km trail through 5 acres of established subtropical NZ Garden Trust garden of significance.

Funded Artist Residency
Wharepuke Sculpture Park

The accepted artist will receive a fee of $3,500, 4 week’s accommodation (valued at $2000) and an exhibition at Art at Wharepuke gallery (if desired).

On-site accommodation is a one bedroom self-contained cottage, partners and family are welcome. The exhibition can be of work related  to the proposal, working drawings, maquettes etc.  or a separate installation.  Wharepuke will provide a public opening reception for the exhibition.

Proposed works must be suitable for outdoor display on a permanent basis.  Works can be 3D or 2D, sculpture, installation, sound, video etc.  

Funded artist residency new zealand

The Dalton Trust aims “to sponsor or promote performances of or otherwise support the arts and in particular the performing arts in and about Kerikeri”

Dalton Trust funded residency

  • 4-week funded residency – between May 1st and November 30th 2018 – Wharepuke will negotiate with the accepted artist to fix the exact dates. 
  • Artists fee $3,500.00
  • Accommodation (valued at $2000.00) self-contained one bed cottage  set within 5 acres of award winning subtropical garden – partners welcome
  • Free wi-fi internet (in cottage)
  • Free Studio space if desired – 25m
  • Outdoor 6 x 3 m covered work area
  • Outdoor 3 x 3 m covered work area
  • Exhibition at Art at Wharepuke gallery during the residency if desired– working drawings/maquettes/other related work etc. – artist’s floor talk and/or slide presentation
  • Opening exhibition reception provided by Art at Wharepuke
  • Web sites – Wharepuke Sculpture Park, Art at Wharepuke & Artist Residency web page
  • Marketing/Publicity – gallery newsletter (over 800 on data base) opening reception for gallery presentation, listings, local press etc.
  • Opportunity to site other works for sale in the Sculpture Park
  • A permanent work made on-site for Wharepuke Sculpture Park
  • Artist’s floor talk and/or slide presentation to local community
  • Interaction with sculpture park visitors – Artists should be prepared to engage with visitors, school groups etc. to the sculpture park where appropriate
  • Any specialist equipment for sound, video installation pieces
  • Specialist tools necessary for your work

To apply please download the application form or email us for a copy

AiR Application Form fillable – Word

AiR Application Form print – Word

AiR Application Form print – PDF

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