Tylee Cottage Artist-in-Residence Programme
The artist-in-residence programme at Tylee Cottage, a renovated historic building built in 1853, was established in 1986 as a partnership between the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, the Whanganui District Council and the QE11 Arts Council of New Zealand. The programme is now soley funded by the Whanganui District Council and is managed by the Sarjeant Gallery.
The programme is one of the longest running of its kind in New Zealand and in 2016 we are celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. Over 50 artists have been in residence and include some of the country’s leading practitioners. The residency provides a unique opportunity for an artist to develop a new body of work under less pressured circumstances and one of the aims is that the artist respond to their new environs, be that the physical landscape or the history of Whanganui.