Soraya Rhofir, Busy on Faux Rocks (detail). Print on glass, 100 x 70 cm, and faux rocks, 2012. Flash Society, Les Eglises, Chelles, France. Photography by Didier Barroso.

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The Te Whare Hēra team

Associate Professor Ann Shelton is the Te Whare Hēra’s residency coordinator. Shelton is considered one of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s leading photographic artists. She produces large-scale, hyper real photographic works that consider the nexus of conceptual and utilitarian modes of image making. Her work comments on the social and political contexts that inform readings of landscape and plant histories.

Lauren Redican is the Te Whare Hēra administrative assistant. She works alongside Shelton to support resident artists in the development of their creative projects while they are in Te Whanganui a Tara/Wellington. Redican is a visual artist who holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Whiti o Rehua School of Art.

Ana Trenwith is the school manager of Whiti o Rehua School of Art. Her extensive experience in business operations and funding administration, management of business processes and financial control contributes vitally to her role as treasurer for the residency programme.

Essi Airisniemi is the current graduate assistant for Te Whare Hēra and is working towards a Master’s of Fine Arts at Whiti o Rehua School of Art.