Fine Arts international mentors

Meet our international mentors for Fine Arts at the University of Auckland.

Mentors

Darryl Chin

I am here to be a friend to international students – one who offers academic and social support while keeping you posted on the latest happenings around campus and in the arts.

International mentor Darryl Chin

Kia ora, my name is Darryl Chin and I am in my fourth year at Elam, working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours).

I chose to pursue this degree as it allows for artistic expression around areas of my interest while having the resources around to develop respective creative skills and craft.

In the future I see myself being part of a network or team, possibly in the role of a creative director, that devises innovative responses and solutions to problems of the time.

I wanted to be an international mentor as I enjoy meeting people of diverse backgrounds who can challenge my way of viewing the world. I had a fulfilling international experience during my time on exchange at the University of Hawaii and hope to contribute to the lives of international students here in Auckland.

I am here to be a friend to international students – one who offers academic and social support while keeping you posted on the latest happenings around campus and in the arts. There are many workshops and exhibitions lined up and I’d like to invite anyone who is interested to join me at these events.  

Rozana Lee

Our aim is to build a sense of community among Elam students as well as within the wider community of Creative Arts and Industries at the University of Auckland.

International mentor Rozana Lee

Hello, my name is Rozana Lee. I am currently completing my Master of Fine Arts degree at Elam School of Fine Arts.

My work examines how the interactions between diverse cultural elements, such as specific fabrics, motifs or gestures related to place and culture enrich a work of art, and in doing so reflect the diversity of the multicultural world we inhabit today.

I was born in Indonesia, third generation of Chinese descent. I am married to a European New Zealander and we are blessed with two boys.

I speak English, Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, and a couple of Chinese dialects; Hakka and Hokkien. I can converse in basic Mandarin as well.

Prior to immigrating to New Zealand, I lived in Singapore and China for twelve years and one year, respectively.

I understand that moving to and living in a new country can be daunting. The International Student Mentoring programme is here to assist international students adjust to living in New Zealand and studying at the University of Auckland.

We offer moral and academic support, ranging from drop-in or one-on-one sessions, workshops, field trips to galleries, and yearly group exhibition. We work closely with Elam Studio International.

Our aim is to build a sense of community among Elam students as well as within the wider community of Creative Arts and Industries at the University of Auckland.

Email me for a chat or with a question anytime. I would be happy to help.