• John Horner, Neal Palmer, Nicholas Pound, and Krystie Wade

The new Eden Arts residency at Karekare House has been home to four artists since its launch at the beginning of 2018 – Neal Palmer, Krystie Wade, John Horner and Nicholas Pound.

With their four entirely different responses to the West Coast environment, this exhibition brings together artists at differing stages of their career who have all spent periods of time this year creating art at this historic homestead close to Karekare Beach. Their work variously references the ocean, the native flora, the Hillary Trail, light and moods, sinking sand, and the beauty yet potential savagery of the landscape. While all four artists are best known as painters, the residency has also inspired them to explore new techniques such as frottage and charcoal drawing, or to revisit old passions such as photography and teaching.

The Karekare Residency is offered by the Eden Arts Trust in partnership with the newly formed Karekare House Trust. Eden Arts recently celebrated 30 years of supporting the arts and was pleased to offer the inaugural year’s residencies to artists who are regular participants in Artists in Eden Day, the trust’s flagship event held every March in Mt Eden Village.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday - Friday 10am - 3pm, Saturday - Sunday 8am - 5pm

Pah Homestead /TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Master Bedroom and Photography Gallery

  • 72 Hillsborough Road
  • Auckland 1345