This article appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Art News.
"Rounding off its 30thanniversary year in style, the Eden Arts Trust is pleased to launch a new 3-month residency commencing in 2018 at Karekare Beach on the West Coast of Auckland.
The West Coast has long been an inspiration to artists and the intention is to provide a space that provides an opportunity for an extended period of creativity. Karekare beach itself provided the atmospheric setting for scenes from Jane Campion’s 1993 film The Piano.
The 1895 Karekare House was the much loved family home of highly regarded children's author Dorothy Butler and her eight children. The historic property remained in the Butler family for over 50 years until its sale last year. The new owners have a strong affiliation with Eden Arts and have also met with members of the already vibrant Karekare arts community regarding their plans to continue the creative tradition long associated with the house. Their generous offer of accommodation in the original homestead will be supported by a stipend offered by the Eden Arts Trust. The residency will be offered for a three-month period during which time the artist will produce a body of work culminating in an exhibition and artist talk."
A look at the residencies from 2021
We congratulate the following artists who have been selected for the 2022 Karekare House residency programme. We are delighted to welcome a variety of arts disciplines and a mix of both solo and collaborative projects. Thank you to all the artists who submitted proposals for this year's residencies and we hope we will hear from you again in the future.
Judy Darragh (rescheduled from 2020)
Claudia Kogachi + Josephine Jelicich
Tira Walsh (rescheduled from 2021) + Brendon Leung
For more information about the Eden Arts residency please contact Cathy at email@example.com
Eden Arts is pleased to offer this artist residency programme in partnership with the Karekare House Trust. For information about other opportunities at Karekare House in the future, you might also like to visit www.karekarehouse.co.nz
The following artists undertook residencies at Karekare House in 2021. Most of the artists were able to complete their time at the house, with the Covid-19 lockdown only disrupting Tira Walsh's scheduled stay. There will be an exhibition of the 2021 artists' work in mid 2022.
Peata Larkin (rescheduled from 2020)
Richard Adams + Nairobi Trio
Tira Walsh (interrupted by lockdown)
A group artists' talk was held at the end of July with the artists who had completed their residencies at Karekare House at that point - Wanda Gillespie, Peata Larkin, Heidi Brickell and Richard Adams.
With our programme disrupted by Covid-19, four artists ended up completing residencies this year - Sean McCarthy, Sena Park, Adrian Jackman and Paul Johnston. The Wallace Arts Trust once again kindly hosted a public exhibition of the work produced during these residencies. The show ran from 24 February to 18 April 2021 with an opening night on Tuesday 23 February and an artist talk on the last day of the show, Sunday 18 April at 2.30pm.
Sean McCarthy - March
Peata Larkin - April (rescheduled to 2021)
Judy Darragh - June (rescheduled to a later date TBA)
Sena Park - July to September
Adrian Jackman - September/ October
Paul Johnston - October/ November (rescheduled from May)
Thank you to the four artists below for another exciting year of the residency partnership between the Karekare House Trust and the Eden Arts Trust. An exhibition of work from the 2019 artists-in-residence was shown in the Long Gallery at the Pah Homestead from December 2019 to March 2020, with an artist talk on Sunday 2 February at 2pm.
Lyn Bergquist - February/ March
Belinda Griffiths - March/ April
Alan Ibell - May/ June
Judy Darragh - August/ September
Congratulations to the following artists on their very successful residencies at Karekare House in 2018, which culminated in a two-month exhibition at the Pah Homestead from December 2018 to February 2019, courtesy of Sir James Wallace and the Wallace Arts Trust. The exhibition celebrated our first year of residencies in partnership with the Karekare House Trust and showcased four very different artistic responses to the beautiful setting and Karekare environment.
Neal Palmer - March/ April
Krystie Wade - April
John Horner - May
Nicholas Pound - September to November