Elam studios

Elam School of Fine Arts

New Zealand's leading tertiary provider in art and design, Elam is the perfect nurturing ground for all creative practitioners.

Karen Rubado, PLACE / MAKING, 2017

Exhibiting over 100 projects by graduating students, we celebrate some of the very best emerging contemporary art and design practices New Zealand has to offer.

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Explore the history of Elam and our contribution to New Zealand art and culture.

About Elam

Browse the contemporary art programmes available at Elam.

Our programmes
Elam Grad Show

Elam Artists Graduate Show

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

See our graduates' work

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

Meet our staff

Current students and Elam alumni share their practice.

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Peter Robinson

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

Contemporary art research
Hannah Valentine, 2017

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

Browse their work
Elam student Hannah Davey and Simon Devitt

Elam student Hannah Davey has won the Simon Devitt Prize for Photography 2018, with her image 'The Rising'.

Read Hannah's story

Don't miss our regular staff and student exhibitions throughout the year.

What's on

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

Our creative spaces

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

Our gallery spaces


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