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Elam School of Fine Arts

Elam is the perfect nurturing ground for all creative practitioners.

Elam is a diverse and supportive environment where all students learn and experiment in a range of practices.

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Browse the contemporary art programmes available at Elam.

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Explore the courses you can enrol into for your degree.

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Installation view of Georgia Arnold's work, 'Dizziness & Drawing Breath', 2023.

Elam Graduate Show

Every year, Elam students showcase their work and research in our annual graduate exhibition.

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Fiona Jack stands in front of her piece, 'Everything', at The Lightship, on Auckland's Bledisloe Wharf.

Elam's teaching staff are internationally successful artists and researchers who are committed to the development of New Zealand art.

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Amalie stands in a university garden and smiles to camera. She wears a red top and beige jacket.

Current students and Elam alumni share their practice.

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Installation view of Peter Robinson's 'After Party', 2017.

Staff and students pose challenging questions about how we engage with the world.

Contemporary art research

View our online portfolio of work and creative practice research from graduating Elam students.

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Elam doctoral student Matthew Galloway is one of 13 artists taking part in 'Eight thousand layers of moments', a group exhibition at Gus Fisher Gallery.

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See the galleries our staff and students exhibit and work in.

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Elam students have dedicated learning and making spaces to support their practice.

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Have questions? Our friendly staff at the Student Hubs will provide you with help on any aspect of your studies and life at the University of Auckland.

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