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National Jewellery Show 2011

National Jewellery Show 2011

Recently seven students in Sue Shore's popular ‘Simply Silver’ class  represented the art school in the annual National Jewellery Show in Wellington.  Their individually designed and handcrafted jewellery was displayed in a full size cabinet alongside many professional jewellers.

The jewellery students who took part were Julie Brown, Rose David,Kim Entwisle, Jane Gray, Ruth Taka, Alex Vale and Lesley Watson.

 The show was  open to the public for three days between the 8th and the 11th of September at the Michael Fowler Centre. The Gala Preview was opened by the Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

The show was a great success with many visitors buying jewellery from the Fine and Contemporary jewellery on display and we were extremely happy that a number of students sold  their work during the show.

Inverlochy student - Rose David  - and her partner also produced an excellent brochure advertising Sue's jewellery classes and the school in general.A large number of people showed interest in the variety of Inverlochy art classes available and we hope to get some new students next term as a result!  



                       Julie Brown                                               Alix Vale                                                 Rose David


                              Kim Entwhisle                                                                             Leslie Watson


Two of our previous ‘Simply Silver’ students - both of whom have started their own small businesses - also had their own cabinets at the show. They were -

Charlotte Kerr and

Charlotte Burkhart –

Tutor Sue Shore's  website is at  -


                                                                           Ruth Taka



Jane Gray

Introducing  - D.O.Jones

Introducing - D.O.Jones

David Jones is a young painter and portrait artist who has taught a number of classes recently at the art school.

He will be having an exhibition in the tea room at Inverlochy from Friday the 23rd of September to Friday the 7th of October.

David's work combines a wide range of influences from both classical and modernist schools of painting, commercial illustration and graphic design.

"I first met David in 2008 when he had a solo show at Thistle Hall and I bought one of his paintings. Since then I have secured David a number of private commissions and he has worked with me as both a teacher and more recently as mural painter (see previous NEWS post) I think he is quite simply the best painter I know - and I meet them all the time!"                                                                           

(Inverlochy Tutor - Bruce Mahalski)


  Oil Painting from a photograph 2009

D. O. Jones - Born in 1986 in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. Over the years, a long term fascination with mastering classical drawing had lead to frustration with available art education. Eventually he took an early exit from design school to pursue self-directed study in draughtsmanship, oil painting and art history. After a solo show in 2008 much of his time has been spent creating works for private sale, working on portrait commissions and teaching."

 Oil Painting from Life- 2011

A new mural by Inverlochy tutor - Bruce Mahalski

A new mural by Inverlochy tutor - Bruce Mahalski

Inverlochy's resident screen-printing and children's art tutor Bruce Mahalski recently completed a large mural in Newtown featuring objects from shops in the surrounding area. With an overall 1920's look this mural was commissioned by the City Council with the support of the local retailers association. He had some assistance from Inverlochy tutor - David Jones - and Weltec student - Max Hancock.

Below is a link to an article and some pictures of other murals Bruce has painted since he has been working at Inverlochy.



Early August 2011


Early September 2011

Inverlochy Haunting on TV3 - Wednesday August 17th - 2011

Inverlochy Haunting on TV3 - Wednesday August 17th - 2011

James Gilberd talks about his new book - 'Spooked' - and the Inverlochy haunting.

TV3 - Wednesday 17th August 2011


Click the link below to see the clip.





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