Richard Elderton, is a Te Waipounamu South Island based painter and recent Ilam School of Fine Arts graduate. Born in Japan, his bicultural upbringing has led to a particular fascination with 19th century Japonism and wayo secchu, which often informs a foundation to his practice. He views his paintings as visual poetry; narratives are open-ended, and art is created through a multitude of personalities. His works focus on depictions of natural light and the interpretation of colour and form, which express the emotive or thematic quality of a scene.

Read more about Richard Elderton’s exhibition 無常 (mujō) in our City Art Reader interview here.

And read about his 2022 joint exhibition Here to There with Lucia Sidonio here.


21st May 2024 - 10th Jun 2024

‘Aida_間_.’ – Richard Elderton

5th Dec 2023 - 21st Dec 2023

Showcase 2023

18th Jul 2023 - 7th Aug 2023

無常 (mujō) – Richard Elderton