Artists in Residence

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The Waiheke Artist in Residence Programme provides an artist with an opportunity to reside on Waiheke Island for a 12 week period and create a body of work for exhibition at the conclusion of the residency.

The residency is made possible by the Gallery’s Artist in Residence Patrons, and a programme of gala fundraising events.

Download and print a historical summary as we look forward to the 2020 Artist in Residence Programme.

Next Programme

The next Artist in Residence Programme will take place in Winter 2020.

Submissions and enquiries are OPEN NOW.

If you are interested in applying download a Submission Form here or  please register here to receive the official application by email or for more information. 

If you would like to support the 2020 Artist in Residence Programme and future programmes please click here to enquire -  AIR 2020 Support. A downloadable  Patrons support form is available here. You can also contribute to the programme via our Friends, Patrons and Benefactors page here.

2018 Artist In Residence

Mark Surridge was our 2018 Artist in Residence.

Mark is a highly regarded contemporary abstract painter from St. Ives, Cornwall and London and his work is held in private collections in the UK, Europe and the USA. 

His event schedule included a delicious 'Kiwi with a dash of Cornwall' Residency Long Lunch at Batch Winery on Sunday 24 June. A well attended Residency Talk on Saturday 7 July, and a booked out weekend workshop in the Owhanake Barn. He welcomed visitors at Open Studios on Friday afternoons during the residency and managed to thoroughly explore the island creating works fro the upcoming exhibition 'The Shape of the Walk' opening August 10.

For a beautiful glimpse into Marks time here on Waiheke and the process behind his work watch this short film about his residency The Shape Of the Walk

Follow his thoughts and notes ongoing through his Instagram posts.