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Master Class Exhibtion - OPT ART 2011

Master Class Exhibtion - OPT ART 2011

This exhibition opens this Friday (9th of December) from 6 pm - 8 pm at the Art School.

It features paintings produced by students taking the Master (or 'DEF') Class in 2011 with tutor Roberto Paulet.

The exhibition will be opened by guest speaker - Chris Parkin -  local arts guru and the owner of the Museum Hotel.

The artists exhibiting are -Mary McIntyre  - Bridget Lydon  - Jeanie Carson - Diana Bidwill -  Glynn Woodbury  - Sally Edmonds - Tina Smith -  Pauline Morum - Rieko Woodford-Robinson.

The work will be on display between the 9th and 16th of December and open between 10am-4pm daily.

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International Artist for Summer School

International Artist for Summer School

This years Summer School features Australian artist, painter and Printmaker Christine Porter. Christine is coming over to teach a printmaking course at this year's Summer School in week two. Called Just add Colour, Christine will show you the many ways to add colour to intaglio prints using new drypoint plates made at the Summer School or using your already existing etched plates. Christine is an acclaimed teacher and has been teaching for many years. Her own artwork appears in public, corporate and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. She has exhibited internationally and in 2007 she exhibited work in Edinbourgh in Scotland.

Christine is a painter, printmaker, teacher and Editioning Printer her website is

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Simply Silver Exhibition

Simply Silver Exhibition

 'Simply Silver' Students' Exhibition opened on Monday night (21st of November 2011) at Inverlochy Art School.

The exhibition will be on display in the main  hallway for two weeks (until the 30th of November) and showcases a large body of work produced by the students made during Sue Shore's popular 'Simply Silver'  jewellery course.

A large selection of quality pieces including silver rings - pendants - broaches -bracelets- rings and earrings are available for sale at very reasonable prices.

The students who have work in the show are - Julie Brown - Lesley Watson - Jane Gray - Kim Entwisle - Hazel Bon-Fuller  - Fiona MacDonald - Ruth Taka - Liesl Harlen - Rose David - as well as tutor Sue Shore herself.

It's definitely a good opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping!


 Rings by Jane Grey                                Earrings by Fiona McDonald


                           Ring by Hazel Bon-Fuller

Pendants by Rose David(as well as the one at the top right of the article)





Inverlochy has a New Caretaker (X2)

Inverlochy has a New Caretaker (X2)

Inverlochy Art School's prodigal caretaker -  Michael Abbey - recently left his post after almost six years guarding the school from both students and tutors alike.

Mike was a fantastic caretaker and we are all going to miss him. We are sure he is a having a great time in Europe on his first big OE. That's him above in a robot suit he made for a fancy dress party and below with a dragon fish (complete with moveable jaws and LED lights) he made for the Batucada Sound Machine for their performance at the  Cuba Street Carnival.

After a long and extensive search the Art School has finally found what we are all sure will be a worthy replacement.  In fact it's not just one care-taker - it's two!

Nic and Rosie are a charming young artistic couple who have just moved into the caretakers flat and commenced their duties.

They are both very interested and involved in art, particularly live performance. Rose is a performance designer who studied at both Toi Whakaari and Massey University. Nic has been involved for the last two years in young and hungry as a lighting and sound boffin.  He also studied digital media at Massey University and works at the New Zealand Olympic Museum  Gallery.

This year the couple formed their own theatre company - Everybody Cool Lives Here - and recently produced their first public production 'Wally and Willmas Wonderful World (Stories for Kids)'.  The company aims to make work that brings people together, with an emphasis on productions involving children and the community.

They are both very excited about joining the Inverlochy whanau and hope  they will be able to share their skills and passions whilst caring for our most excellent building.

Rosie and Nic on their Big OE


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