Marsden Artist in Residence

2022 Marsden Artist in Residence

We are delighted to announce that our Marsden Artist in Residence for 2022 is New Zealand born painter, Monique Barnett.
Monique completed a Bachelor in Fine Arts at Canterbury University School of Fine Arts. After graduating in 2009, she relocated to Melbourne where she held solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group and curated projects. In 2018 she was awarded an 18 month residence in Frappant e.V. in Hamburg, Germany. Her works are held in collections in New Zealand, Australia, Europe and America.
Since 2017 Monique has been working with the thematic focus of water using painting, drawing and collage techniques. Having recently returned to New Zealand, Monique will commence her five week residency with us on 2 May. During her residency she will work with senior art students on their portfolios and hold workshops for Marsden students while developing a body of work for a solo exhibition.

At the culmination of her residence Marsden will hold an exhibition of her work at the Academy of Fine Arts, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington on 1 July.

The Marsden Artist in Residence Programme

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School established an Artist in Residence Programme in 1999. The purpose of the residency is to have Visual Art students within the Department of Art and Design gain experience of the working process of practicing artists through working alongside them for a period of time.   
"It is always fabulous to have such high calibre artists engaging with our students in the Artist in Residence Programme. The indepth conversations, skills and the excitement that they bring to the classroom is invaluable" says teacher, Kaz Bartsch. "The girls are inspired and motivated to try new things and exhibit their work in public. They expand their thinking about Art in new directions and the possibilities of pursuing a Visual Arts based career become more of a possibility for them. It is always a very exciting time for all of us in the Art House."
The school offers for the duration of the Residency, a stipend, studio work space and contact with students both through classroom workshops and critiques, all of which will be negotiated with the successful applicant.    

The length of the residency is five to six weeks.  Specific dates may be negotiated, but generally fall within Term two.   

At the completion of the residency, an exhibition of work created will be held at an established art gallery in Wellington.   

Applications are invited at the end of each year from artists working in or across any of the traditional mediums of Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography or Design. It is expected the person taking up the residency will be a practicing artist who is emerging or established within New Zealand or Australia.   

Applications should be made in writing together with a CV and exhibition record to: 
The Principal 
 Samuel Marsden Collegiate School 
 Private Bag 

Further information and enquiries can also be made to the Head of Department, Kathryn Cotter   (04) 476 8792 ext 892.