Creative Arts and Industries

The Elam International Artist in Residence Programme

Established in 1998, the Elam International Artist in Residence Programme brings remarkable and talented artists from all over the world, thereby enhancing the opportunities for learning about contemporary practice and methods of working for our students and the wider creative community.

The programme enables Elam School of Fine Arts to work closely with major art galleries, museums and cultural funding agencies, enhancing the development of New Zealand's visual arts sector. Initiatives include public exhibitions, lectures and exposure of the artists' work throughout the country.

Below you can learn about the artists visiting Elam this year, as well as browse previous guests and their works. 

The Elam International Artist in Residence Programme would like to acknowledge the generous support of its benefactor, Dame Jenny Gibbs.


Kathy TeminBlack Cube
Kathy Temin in front of My Monument: Black Cube, 2009. Synthetic fur, wood, synthetic filling and steel. Size 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 m. View at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. Photo: John Brash

Artists in Residence 2015

Kathy Temin

Kathy is an Australian artist and Associate Professor and Head of Sculpture at Monash University, Melbourne. Her solo and group exhibitions have featured across Australia, New Zealand and Europe. She has previously been in residence at PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York.

Kathy will participate and talk at the IAPA Symposium in early July as well as give two lectures for Elam students. During this time she will work with students in assembling and installing her sculpture My Memorial: Black Wall and Oral Histories, to be exhibited at the Gus Fisher Gallery. The work will portray the story of Holocaust survivors who migrated to New Zealand. 

Jun Kitazawa
Jun Kitazawa

Jun Kitazawa

Jun is the lead artist of Jun Kitazawa Yakumo office, working in collaboration with local government, educational institutions, business and local communities to develop projects which relate to everyday life. He has created projects across Japan in Tokyo, Yokohama, Tokushima, and Ibaraki prefectures and in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Kitazawa's premise is 'to create another daily life' and previous project such as 'LIVING ROOM', 'My Town Market', and 'SUN SELF HOTEL', are experiments in everyday social systems.

Jun Kitazawa arrives at Elam in June and will create a socially based public art project in central Auckland during the 2nd International Award for Public Art. Elam is hosting this year's conference - to find out more, visit



Previous guests

Browse this document for information on the artists who have previously been involved in the programme. 

Artist in Residence archive
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