Bathgate Park School – Artist in Residence

I’ve been working as artist in residence at Bathgate Park School of Arts & Technology for 3 days a week this year.  This is an exciting opportunity and I’m working with teachers and students to enhance creative opportunities, increase skills and reinforce classroom learning.  The long corridors of the school have become a natural gallery to display the children’s work – an art gallery for children by children! This year the school has been focused on The United Nations Goals for Sustainability, there are 16 in all, and the creativity of the children has been amazing.  In keeping with these goals most of the works have been made using materials that have been recycled, re-purposed and re-arted.  We will be having art tours of the school in Term 4 where I will take visitors around the displays and talk a bit about them and share coffee and cake.  If you are interested please email me for details.


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Whakatane – Art & Residence with ‘Art & Acre’

it always takes a few days to get into a new landscape – its landmarks, the light and the local stories/ i nga ra o mua.  What an amazing coastline and beautiful Moutohora / Whale Island.  Painting on location means you have to be on location so with trusty ironing board I will travel.  Unfortunately due to heavy swells not to White Island this time… My paintings from this area are available from ‘Art & Acre’

Ohope Beach