Chelsea Bostock, STRATA: Tempered Elements and other Truths. 2016.

Elam Artists Graduate Show 2017 Event as iCalendar

(Creative Events, Exhibitions, Fine Arts, Elam Projectspace, Gus Fisher Gallery)

30 November 2017 - 03 December 2017

10am - 5pm

Venue: Elam School of Fine Arts studios

Location: Elam School of Fine Arts studios: 20 Whitaker Place (Main Fine Arts Building 431 and Mondrian Building 433), 5 Symonds Street (Elam B), 25a Princes Street (George Fraser Gallery)

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The Elam Artists Graduate Show provides the opportunity for our exceptional emerging artists to share their most distinguished ideas and insights into contemporary art. In addition to a celebration of the completion of their studies, the exhibition serves as an introduction of their work to the wider arts community, attracting prospective students, artists, curators and collectors.

This annual event is a weekend-long art exhibition comprising the work of more than 130 Studio IV, BFA(Hons), PGDipFA and MFA graduating students from Elam School of Fine Arts. Featuring a breadth of artworks rich in variety, the exhibition will include painting, sculpture, photography, installation, sound work, design and multimedia projects.

With the 2016 launch of the school’s digital platform, Elam Artists, support for graduating students is set to continue upon completion of their studies and beyond, archiving their creative achievements in a permanent and searchable online space. This year's graduating work will appear on the site from 1 December 2017.

Each year, a number of Elam graduates go on to forge significant careers in a range of creative fields both in New Zealand and overseas, so we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to catch a glimpse of the future of contemporary arts practice, and the next generation of New Zealand artists.

An image of 2016 exhibiting artist, Alane Sue Patersons' work entitled Eighty Hours. This image links through to Alane's project page on the Elam Artists graduate website.
'Eighty Hours' (detail) by 2016 exhibiting artist, Alane Sue Paterson