Our newly appointed Executive and Creative Directors:
We are very pleased to introduce our new Executive Director, Melina Payne and Creative Director, Cheryl Corrado. The two will be working alongside our tutors to develop and maintain an exciting public programme of classes and events throughout 2021 and beyond.
Melina Payne is an arts practitioner living and working in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington. She has worked in not-for-profit art spaces and galleries across Australia, UK and Aotearoa, and is currently working as MEANWHILE gallery’s Managing Director, alongside her role as Inverlochy Art School’s Executive Director.
Cheryl Corrado is an artist living and working in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington. Having worked as Inverlochy Art School’s Interim Manager alongside Denise Durkin since July 2020, we are delighted to have Cheryl onboard as our newly appointed Creative Director. Cheryl’s work as an artist primarily concerns itself with the impact of humans on the environment. Through art, she strives to uncover the artistic potential in discarded items.
A huge thank you must also be given to our longstanding tutor, Denise Durkin, who stepped in as Interim Manager over the past 9 months.
Hello and farewell to a few of our community:
Please join us in welcoming Celilia Denen and Melissa McDougall to our team of tutors. Both Cecilia and Melissa will be teaching at Inverlochy Art School, beginning at the start of Term 2.
In addition to Cecilia and Melissa, we would like to welcome Barbara Wheeler, Ben Dellabarca, Adern Audrain, Jesse Flynn as our new on-site studio artists. We feel very excited to have such creative individuals under our roof.
With all that said, we’d like to thank and say farewell to longstanding Inverlochy Art School board member and tutor Sarah Brock for her work and dedication to both the school and her students. We are very excited to see what she does next and are wishing her the best of luck!