November 12 -19, 2016

For the past 25 years, Nuala Gregory has maintained a profile as an exhibiting artist predominantly in the medium of painting, but also in printmaking and drawing. Her work has been shown in Ireland, the USA, New Zealand, Mexico and Japan. A recipient of numerous arts awards and bursaries, she has contributed to the visual arts environment through curation, artistic collaborations, international conferences, and the enhancement of arts programs, teaching and infrastructure in tertiary level education. Nuala is an Associate Professor in Fine Arts and Deputy Dean of the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI) at The University of Auckland. She has fifteen years of experience as a university academic of which the last ten years have been as a senior manager at Department and Faculty level. Nuala Gregory will be visiting Neu Kirche for a week in November 2016 to do research for her upcoming residency.  

April-June 2017
Residency April to June 2017 -  Exhibition - June 30, 2017

Ann Shelton is an internationally recognized artist whose research comprises large-scale, hyper-real photographic artworks that interrogate the unfixed histories embedded in place and located in archival collections. Operating at the nexus of conceptual and documentary modes, her artworks investigate the social, political and historical contexts that inform readings of the landscape and its contents. Shelton is similarly motivated by the nature of the archive. Her works use photography as a philosophical tool to uncover and re-contextualize moments that have been overlooked or displaced. Holding an MFA from The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Recent exhibitions include mid-career survey at Auckland Art Gallery curated by Zara Stanhope. Shelton is Associate Professor in Photography at Whiti o Rehua, Massey University in Wellington and is currently Chair of Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington’s artist-run space. She is represented by Trish Clarke and Paul McNamara Gallery.


Curatorial Research Residency 2017 - March 13 - June 5, 2017

Charlotte Huddleston is the Director of ST PAUL St Gallery, School of Art and Design, AUT University, Aotearoa New Zealand. As director/curator at ST PAUL St Huddleston’s current research and practice is informed by this educational context and engages with what it means, and how to take on a role “of critic and conscience of society” as per the NZ Education Act (1989), which ostensibly opens the door to challenges to the institution itself.

Recent projects at and with ST PAUL St include: Local Time: Horotiu (2012), Assembly co-curated with Melissa Laing and Vera Mey (2012), FIELDS: an itinerant inquiry across the Kingdom of Cambodia (2013). Huddleston initiated the gallery’s bi-annual Research Fellowship that began in 2014 with Sakiko Sugawa, and in 2016 continued with Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina. Along with Sugawa and activist Ella Grace McPherson-Newton the gallery produced the exhibition This Home is Occupied (2014), and the publication Co-Revolutionary Praxis: Accompaniment as a strategy for working together (2016); with Ahmett and Salina the exhibition The Flame of the Pacific (2016), and a forthcoming web platform as a living publication to record their ongoing research of the geopolitics around the region of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Huddleston has co-convened the annual ST PAUL St Symposium with Abby Cunnane since 2014. The Symposium has a specific focus on thinking through practices of ‘cultural production’.

In her practice Huddleston works with the gallery as an organisation within the university and with gallery programmes to worry at questions such as: how can cultural producers attend to the complexities of their work within institutions? Where are the relationships of accountability, and what form can they take?



Sriwhana Spong, July - September, 2016

Sriwhana Spong, July - September, 2016

Kelly McDowell, January - March, 2016

Kelly McDowell, January - March, 2016

Fiona Amundsen, Sept - Dec 2015

Fiona Amundsen, Sept - Dec 2015



NK honors the longstanding commitment of women in the arts and the families that support them by providing a welcoming space for conversation and creative exploration.The program provides professional support and career advancement for artists, curators and cultural producers while engaging new audiences. As quality representatives of New Zealand’s art community, Bach residents are ambassadors, creating opportunities for cultural exchange. The program encourages collaborations with local organizations, industry professionals and local artists. Residents also benefit from exposure to new critical platforms, resources and opportunities with partner organizations.

The Bach Residency, (pronounced ‘batch‘, a modest New Zealand home away from home), provides accommodation, studio space as well as collaborative work-spaces, exhibition/performance space and access to community resources. The residency is open for up to a period of three months with flexibility and consideration for family and work requirements.Immediate family members (partners/children) are welcome to join the artist during this time.

Successful candidates have a committed research based practice that is socially responsive. It is suggested that applicants spend time researching the Pittsburgh region to inform and provide a point of reference for their project. 

Residency awardees have an extensive exhibition record demonstrating critically engaged work. Emerging artists are also given opportunities who are self-directed and have a committed practice, with a consistent exhibition history. The residency may culminate into a curated exhibition in NK’s gallery. Emerging residency recipients are encouraged to collaborate with local artists in self-directed group shows, performances or events.

To apply for the program, send a cover letter, C.V., references (3), artist statement to

The Bach Residency is made possible with the support of The Heinz Endowments.