Current Studio Opportunity

There are no studio spaces currently available at Parnell Station.

About the Studios

Te Tuhi provides studios to visual artists who support its values and ways of working. As one of New Zealand’s foremost contemporary art organisations, Te Tuhi is renowned for supporting artistic practice that is locally engaged, regionally responsive and internationally ambitious, with a strong awareness of social, political and environmental issues.

It is intended that the Studios offer artists opportunities for collaboration and experimentation, as well as to engage with the wider arts sector and the general public through public programmes including open studios, exhibitions and events. As a not-for-profit organisation, Te Tuhi plans to keep studio rents as low as possible.


Studios range in price from $55/week for 11m2 in a shared space to $120/week for a 24m2 private studio. Accessible spaces are available. Each space has a sink with cold water, and there is a shared kitchenette with hot water.

  • Rent includes the provision of water and electricity.
  • Power is standard wall socket, 240V 10A.
  • Artists have access to toilets (these are also accessible to Auckland Transport staff).
  • No internet access is provided.

To see a building plan of the Studios, with dimensions, visit here.

Artist Criteria

To secure a space at Te Tuhi Studios, artists need to demonstrate how their values align with Te Tuhi’s kaupapa, and how they will contribute to the studio project as a whole.

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.
  • Are exhibiting or engaging in opportunities (exhibitions, projects, residencies) locally, nationally and/or internationally.
  • Are committed to regular ongoing use of their studio.
  • Are committed to constructively participating in Te Tuhi’s artistic and education programmes.

There are restrictions on materials and processes used in the shared space, to ensure that they do not interfere with the work of other artists. These restrictions include, but are not limited to the use of naked flames, toxic or chemical processes, spray paint or processes which generate dust.

All studio artists have a fixed-term license with Te Tuhi. The standard studio license is for one year, though shorter and longer tenancies can also be agreed. This includes clauses to ensure the protection of the heritage building, and the safety of fellow studio residents and members of the public. For detailed information on Te Tuhi’s studio artist criteria and expectations, read the studio policy here.

For details on submitting a registration of interest, visit here.

Graduate Studio Residency

The Graduate Studio Residency offers a recent Masters level graduate artist one year of free studio accommodation within Te Tuhi Studios at Parnell Station. For more information about the residency, see here.

About the project

To learn more about Te Tuhi at Parnell Station, visit here.