Arts tutors dig deep for Collections

8 February 2017

Arts tutors dig deep for Collections

As the new teaching year begins in the visual arts, an exhibition by NorthTec’s tutors gives a glimpse into their creative minds.

How often do you wonder when looking at completed artworks: “I wonder where that idea came from?”, or “What made the artist think that?”

The exhibition, starting today (8 February) at the Geoff Wilson Gallery, is a chance to step inside the minds of a selection of artists who have devoted many years to passing on their understanding, knowledge and passion to students at NorthTec. Many of these students have since taken this learning and applied it to their own work, and are now successfully carving careers based on this experience.

Alysn Midgelow-Marsden, Creative Industries Education Coordinator, said: “The exhibition gives a glimpse into the intrigue and mystery of our tutors’ varied inspirations and approaches. You will find collections of images, sounds, objects (whether castoff, precious, personal or found), books and more from the personal stash of the tutors.

“It will allow you space to consider what you would create with these collections. We invite you to let your imagination run wild with these inspirations. Maybe even create your own work inspired by the collection, or tell us about the route you might take given these starting points.”

Collections will be on display at the gallery today from 1pm to 6pm, then from 10am to 4pm on 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 February. The Geoff Wilson Gallery is in the arts precinct at NorthTec’s Raumanga campus.

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