Te Tuhi Studios at Cheshire St

Te Tuhi Studios at Cheshire St

Te Tuhi is excited to announce that this year it will open an offsite studio complex in Parnell, Te Tuhi Studios at Cheshire St.

The project was initiated by Stephanie Post and developed in partnership with Auckland Transport. Te Tuhi is grateful to Auckland Transport for making this opportunity possible.

Te Tuhi will have a 3-year licence to use the interior of the Parnell Station Building as a ‘meanwhile’ space for artists. The studios will contribute to a vibrant arts and cultural community in Auckland, combining principles of collaboration, experimentation and inclusiveness, and engaging with the wider arts sector and the general public through public programmes including open studios, exhibitions and events.

To kick off the project, Te Tuhi is inviting expressions of interest for studio spaces at Te Tuhi Studios at Cheshire St. This is an exciting opportunity for artists who support Te Tuhi’s values and ways of working.

Studios will be available from April/May 2019 for up to 8 artists in 4 shared spaces for tenancies of up to 3 years. Studios range in price from $75/week for 11m2 to $115/week for 17m2. In addition, there is a subsidised studio priced at $55/week for 17m2 for a Studio Coordinator.

Te Tuhi is looking for a mix of artists at different stages of their careers and with a variety of visual arts practices.

Studios are prioritised for visual artists who are:

  • Committed to critically engaged contemporary visual art practice.
  • Either have, or are seeking to build, a career as a professional artist.
  • Exhibiting or engaging in opportunities (exhibitions, projects, residencies) locally, nationally and/or internationally.
  • Committed to regular on-going use of their studio.
  • Committed to constructively participate in Te Tuhi’s artistic and education programmes.

The studio complex includes a test/gallery space, run by Te Tuhi, for exhibitions and public programmes. Te Tuhi may make open calls for proposals or invite individuals or organisations to make proposals for events or exhibitions in the space. Studio artists will be encouraged to participate in the public programmes and to submit proposals to Te Tuhi for events and exhibitions in the test/gallery space.

If you would like further information, or to arrange to view the studios, please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required

Expressions of interest are due by 1 April 2019.

Te Tuhi Studios at Cheshire St

Registration of Interest

Te Tuhi provides studios to visual artists who support Te Tuhi’s values and ways of working. Please read the studio policy carefully and consider whether this is the sort of environment and arts community you want to be part of before you make an application.

Applications will be assessed across a range of criteria, including suitability of activity to space available, the artform practised, and the contribution a tenant might make to Te Tuhi’s vision and goals. Applicants may be invited to an interview to discuss their application.

Please submit your registration of interest to email hidden; JavaScript is required by 1 April 2019, including the following information in a single PDF file, 6MB max:

Contact Details:

Name, phone number, email

Which studio spaces are you interested in?

Statement on your practice (600 words max)

We would like to hear about your background, practice and current artistic and/or theoretical interests.

Briefly describe the type of media you work in, materials you use, etc.

What will the studio be used for?

Are there any noise/dust/waste materials/fume issues we should be aware of?

Are there any specific requirements you have for a studio? Access?

How would you best describe your situation?

(full-time arts practitioner, part-time arts practitioner, recent graduate, recreational/hobbyist, other) (describe)

How do you expect that you might contribute to the studio artist community, Te Tuhi, Auckland or the wider arts sector by occupying a space at Te Tuhi Studios at Cheshire St?

and include with the following additional information:

A CV (2 sides of A4 max)

A selection of up to 10 images of your work. Please include captions, text and links to video and sound works stored on the internet – please do not send us WeTransfer links 

For applicants who would prefer not to apply in writing, we are happy to accept audio or audiovisual files that address the above criteria and are no longer than 5 minutes in length.

Te Tuhi Artists Studio Policy

 

About Te Tuhi Studios at Cheshire St

Te Tuhi Studios at Cheshire St are located within the Parnell Train Station Building, on the platform at 23 Cheshire St, Auckland. The complex includes studio space for up to 8 artists in 4 shared spaces and a test/gallery space which will be managed by Te Tuhi and used for exhibitions, public programmes and educational events. 

Te Tuhi recognises that there is a need for more studio spaces for artists in Auckland. There is a long history in cities around the world of artists making studio spaces in buildings that would otherwise be unoccupied. With this in mind, Te Tuhi is working with Stephanie Post (Co-Director of Auckland Art Fair, working in a personal capacity) and Auckland Transport to fit out the interior of Parnell Station Building as an artist studio complex and gallery space. This will add much-needed artist studio space to Auckland.

With the interior of the Parnell Station Building not required operationally by Auckland Transport, and commercial use of the interior not currently feasible, the building presented a case study opportunity for use as a ‘meanwhile’ space for artists. The temporary venture will provide a point of interest for the local community and add value to a non-operational AT building asset for future commercial opportunity.

The interior of the building will be licensed to Te Tuhi for a 3-year period from April/May 2019. The interior has been specifically designed to be fit-for-purpose as artist studios and gallery space while also protecting the heritage fabric of the building for future restoration. Fit-out costs have been kept as low as possible in order to keep the studio spaces affordable.

Parnell Train Station

Studio Spaces

Te Tuhi Studios Building Plan

Accessible Studios 1 & 2
22m2with space for up to 2 artists
Rent each for 2 artists: $75/week

Studios 3 & 4
24m2with space for up to 2 artists
Rent each for 2 artists: $80/week

Studios 5, 6 & 7
50m2with space for up to 3 artists
Rent each for 3 artists $115/week

Studio 8 (Studio Co-ordinator)
17m2
Rent $55/week
This is a subsidised studio for a Studio Co-ordinator/Artist, with responsibilities including:

  • monitoring health and safety, security, cleanliness, etc.
  • monitoring hours of use and activity in studios.
  • facilitating communication between artists and Te Tuhi on operational issues, although there will also be direct lines of communication between studio artists and Te Tuhi.

Facilities

  • Each space has a sink with cold water, and there is a shared kitchenette with hot water.
  • Rent includes water and electricity charges.
  • Power is standard wall socket 240V 10A
  • Artists have access to toilets which are shared with train drivers.
  • No internet access is provided.

Test/Gallery Space

  • 38m2
  • The test/gallery space will be run by Te Tuhi as a space for curated exhibitions and public programmes.
  • Te Tuhi may make open calls for proposals or invite individuals or organisations to make proposals for events or exhibitions in the space.
  • Studio artists will be encouraged to participate in the public programmes and to submit proposals to Te Tuhi for events and exhibitions in the test/gallery space. (It should be noted that there is currently no budget for event/exhibition programming in the test/gallery space, and funds will need to be raised on a case-by-case basis.)