National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries


Elam School of Fine Arts

Elam School of Fine Arts is one of the most highly-regarded places to study fine arts in New Zealand, and is also well respected internationally. You will take part in a broad range of creative activities in a stimulating interdisciplinary studio environment, and learn from world-class professional artists and academics.

  • About Elam

    A brief history of the School, and information about facilities, resources, galleries and exhibition spaces.

  • Study options

    Find out about the range of programmes offered in fine arts at Elam.

  • Fine Arts academic staff

    View profiles and contact details of the teaching staff at Elam School of Fine Arts.

  • Research

    Some examples of research being undertaken by staff and students at Elam School of Fine Arts.

Annual Events

The Elam International Artist in Residence Programme
Bringing notable artists from all over the world, this programme is an invaluable creative resource.

Take a Tour of Elam
Come in and experience the world-class studios and facilities at Elam School of Fine Arts!experience the world-class studios and facilities at Elam School of Fine Arts!

  • The Comfort Zone (2014) (events-nicai, West, Fine Arts, Exhibitions) Event as iCalendar
    31 March 2014 - 02 May 2014
    Natasha Matila-Smith and Salome Tanuvasa’s collaborative work from the Summer Research Scholarship 2013/2014 surfaced from a shared interest in the effect that physical surroundings have on human behaviour.
  • The Road to Island Block (events-nicai, Fine Arts, George Fraser Gallery, Exhibitions) Event as iCalendar
    30 April 2014 - 10 May 2014
    Recent paintings by Ellen Portch


For further information contact:
The University of Auckland Student Information Centre
Phone: 0800 61 62 63
Email: info-creative@auckland.ac.nz

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Elam School of Fine Arts

Main Fine Arts Building
Building 431
Level 4, 20 Whitaker Place, Auckland

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