Elam news

Scarlett Cibilich

Keep up with the latest news and achievements of our students, staff, research and graduates.


  • Elam graduate begins new art journey
    15 June 2018
    Elam School of Fine Arts graduate Zac Langdon-Pole has been named as the next BMW Art Journey winner and will use the prize to follow the flight path of birds along the earth's axis.
  • Alumnus shortlisted for significant photography prize
    07 December 2017
    Elam School of Fine Arts graduate Luke Willis Thompson has been shortlisted for the 2018 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, for a work described as having classical beauty with quiet activism.
  • Elam artists on display
    21 November 2017
    Summer is almost here and with it comes a provocative and comprehensive display of contemporary art at the annual Elam Artists Graduate Show.
  • Artist honoured with Royal Society Fellowship
    20 November 2017
    Congratulations to Professor Michael Parekowhai from Elam School of Fine Arts, who has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, the first artist to ever receive the honour.
  • Free happy texts at Late Night Art
    05 October 2017
    During ArtWeek, look out for a small wooden pyramid, housing an artist and his mobile phone.
  • Blues Awards recognise students’ exceptional achievements
    03 October 2017
    The Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries congratulates all our students who have been recognised in this year’s Blues Awards.
  • Craccum doodles provide focus and freedom for Elam student
    02 October 2017
    Julia Zhu is supplementing her Bachelor of Fine Arts studio work with quick sketches appearing in the University's weekly student magazine.
  • Congratulations to all the 2017 Wallace Art Award finalists and winners
    05 September 2017
    The longest surviving and largest art awards in New Zealand opened last night with many finalists being students or graduates from Elam School of Fine Arts.
  • What would Lola think?
    08 August 2017
    Lola Tunbridge and her mother Henrietta were both passionate watercolour painters. So much so that when Lola died in 1999 she left a generous bequest to establish a scholarship to ‘foster interest in New Zealand watercolour’.
  • Elam artist wins Glaister Ennor Award
    20 June 2017
    An obsession with tactile surfaces coupled with a desire to find fresh ways to meaningfully connect with place, formed part of the impetus behind a winning artwork by Elam School of Fine Arts graduate Jordan Davey-Emms.