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Artist in Residence

This year, we were privileged to host Taupuruariki (Ariki) Whakataka Brightwell (Te Whānau-a-Ruataupere, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Ngāti Mutunga, Rangitāne, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Arawa ki Tūwharetoa, Tahiti, Ra'iātea, Rarotonga) for the 2023 Artist in Residence programme.

Ariki is a 27th-generation artist, coming from a long line of art-making on both her mother's and father's sides. 

During her time here, Ariki came with the intention of just focussing on making work and getting to know the students. Through her vast knowledge of mātauranga Māori, she openely shared the rich depth of stories about our local area.

Ariki also came intent on learning and developing her own art-making practices while here, and she took up screen printing, which was a new art form for her.


The Artist in Residence Programme

The Artist in Residence programme began in 2012 when the Creative and Perfoming Arts Centre (CPAC) building was finished, with Chris Parkin as the first sponsor. In 2022, the Artist in Residence sponsorship became part of the Scots College Parents' Association (SCPA).

The goal of the Artist in Residence programme is to provide artists with an opportunity to work on their craft of making art, while creating opportunities with our ākonga to have a chance to see artists in action. Students from all three schools get to interact with the Artist in Residence, and each year, the Artist in Residence brings a new and different approach to art making – from traditional painting practices to more conceptual ideas. This gives our ākonga the opportunity to learn more about many different forms of art making.

Previous artists include: Kelcy Taratoa, Seraphine Pick, Matt Gauldie, Hannah Schickedanz (mural in page header), Greta Menzies, Sam Duckor-Jones, Michel Tuffery, Antony Nobilo, and Lynne Sandri.