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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


Printmaking Exhibition

Printmaking Exhibition

A new exhibition has just gone up in the  Tea Room here at Inverlochy Art School.


It features the work of Basia Smolnicki's printmaking class -

Judy Bryne - Kirsty Fyfe - Ian Gallagher - Kumiko Matsumoto  - Desiree Singer - and Basia herself.


Come along and check out their etchings any weekday (between 9am - 5pm) - from the 8th of November till the 18th, 2011.




'A Curious Nature' - Upcoming Exhibtion by Inverlochy Artist

'A Curious Nature' - Upcoming Exhibtion by Inverlochy Artist

Two Inverlochy Artists are having an joint exhibition this month at Thistle Hall in Cuba Street between the 29th of November and the 4th of December 2011.

Rieko Woodford-Robinson is a regular student at the school and the artist called minu  recently taught  some classes in the technique of dry point etching. You may also have seen her work at the recent New Zealand Art Show!


'Rabbit' by Reiko.


Reiko and Minu welcome you to their show "A Curious Nature" and invite you to step inside the world of their creatures and creations.
The very old and much loved soft toys depicted in Rieko's portraits seem to be reluctant to reveal their stories. Her anthropomorphic animals seem to come from almost forgotten childhood tales. Her acrylic paintings are influenced by the pop surrealism movement while maintaining a romantic innocence. Reiko was born in Japan but now lives in Wellington.  This is her second exhibition.

For more information see -

'Ducky Time Out' by Reiko
(NB. You may notice these are the stairs at the Art School)

Minu's creations are influenced by European folk tales and traditional book illustration, as well as the contemporary illustrations in pop and street art culture.  Originally from Germany minu now works as illustrator, print-maker and toy-maker in Wellington. Her work is known from her participation in several group shows in Wellington as well as her appearances at the New Zealand Artshow in 2010 and 2011. Her prints and toys are available in selected galleries and online. The show contains a selection of her prints from 2008 to 2011 as well as new work.

For more information please see -

Dry-point etchings by minu.


Opening: Tuesday, 29 November,  6:00pm
Opening hours: 11am - 7pm Wednesday - Sunday.
The artists will be at the gallery Friday afternoon as well as Saturday and Sunday.


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