Manawatu Art Teachers Association

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is pleased to show the artwork of the art teachers in the Manawatu region. The MATA (Manawatu Art Teachers Association) exhibition is a showcase of our Manawatu Art Teachers and their personal artworks which are guided by each of their creative strengths. There are various mediums in the exhibition which include printmaking, painting, mixed media, glass and digital works. The biannual exhibition gives teachers the permission to explore and indulge in their own creative realm where usually that time would be spent helping, assisting and inspiring their students in the classroom. It's an opportunity to show off their skills and celebrate what they do and why they do it, which is to continue to inspire the younger generations.

This is the third exhibition for the organisation. The biannual exhibition in 2018 demonstrates a diversity of creative talent, with painting, glass, photographic and digital works. Many of the same artists are exhibiting again this year. There are also a few new faces, reflecting the constant gradual change of staff.

“The Art Room” in any school is a special place with a unique feel. It often sits outside the normal boundaries of school rules and codes of behaviour. There is a loosening of thought and practice, it can be a place where you feel accepted for what you are yet challenged to become something else. The art teacher’s role is pivotal in creating that environment because without it the arts would not flourish. Creativity necessitates commitment, time and hard work. Teachers need to instil these values in their students yet also apply them to their own practice. This really is practicing what they preach.

Art teachers who will exhibit work include the following:

Mixed Media – Donna Manley (PNGHS) and David Taylor (FAHS).

Photography - Verity Elder (Freyberg), Melissa Renner (PNGHS), Kayla Kaandorp (PNBHS)  and Charlene Purcell (Cornerstone).

Digital art – Hannah Lyons (PNGHS) and Niki Fisher (PNBHS)

Glass – George Agius (Awatapu)

Painting – Jane Moss (St Peters), Dennis Pierce (FAHS), Sophie Bain (LAC), Juliana Paul (LAC) and David Taylor (FAHS).

Printmaking – Kate Sione (PNGHS)

Many of these works will be available for purchase and at least one artist will have prints of her paintings available for purchase.

A visit to the gallery may provide parents and grandparents with a better understanding of the work their children and grandchildren have brought home to have framed or to adorn their rooms. This exhibition might also provide an insight into the quality of teaching that has led students to produce award-winning work especially for year-end portfolios.

Other Upcoming Exhibitions.

Previous Exhibitions.

The Mountains and the Sea
By: Paul Lyons
- 22 Mar 19

RETRO - SPECTIVE: Cash & Carry Sale of Silkscreen Prints
By: Malcolm Warr
- 22 Feb 19

SUMMER FLIGHT: New Zealand Birds and Landscapes
By: Jayeta Valentine
- 25 Jan 19

By: Michele Theobald & Val Jones
- 30 Nov 18

By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2018
- 12 Nov 18

By: Rachael Smith
- 26 Oct 18

“Licorice All Sorts”
By: Georgia Lambert
- 11 Oct 18

The Art Room (Term 3)
By: Manawatu Art Teachers Association
- 24 Sep 18

By: Willie Docherty
- 25 Aug 18

“A Bouquet of Paintings”
By: Mary Mulholland
- 03 Aug 18

The Infinite Smallness of Being
By: Raemon Rolfe and David Lupton
- 13 Jul 18

Land & Water
By: Timon Maxey
- 22 Jun 18

By: Don Hill & Steve Leurink
- 01 Jun 18

By: New Paintings by Ross Whitlock
- 07 Apr 18

By: Roger Staples
- 02 Mar 18

A Family Affair
By: Colin Hoare and sons James and Alex
- 02 Feb 18

By: Vivian McKenna
- 12 Jan 18

Echoes Of Fiordland
By: Annabel Neall
- 12 Dec 17

By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2017
- 13 Nov 17

By: Sue Weterings
- 20 Oct 17

IRIS: Photography Exhibition
By: 2017 Epsom/NZIPP Award Winners
- 06 Oct 17

Land and Water
By: Jacky Pearson
- 08 Sep 17

Moments of Transcendent Beauty
By: Paul Lyons
- 11 Aug 17

“Exploring the Intersection Between Detail and Suggestion”
By: John Tidball
- 15 Jul 17

‘The Spaces Between’
By: Anne Morris
- 17 Jun 17

‘The Primacy of Gesture’
By: Ross Whitlock
- 12 May 17

By: Alfred Memelink
- 23 Mar 17

By: Vivian McKenna
- 03 Mar 17

Across the Ditch
By: Australian and New Zealand Print Artists
- 04 Feb 17

“GIVEN TIME AND SPACE” Abstracted Imagery
By: Colin Hoare
- 06 Jan 17

By: Watercolours by Celia Guy
- 03 Dec 16

E Toru nga Mea
By: Weaving and Carving Graduates Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Papaio
- 14 Nov 16

Dot's Nice
By: Elka
- 21 Oct 16

Colour Blast: Work That Jump Off the Canvas
By: Boyd-Dunlop
- 10 Sep 16

Heart Standing Still
By: Rachael Smith
- 30 Sep 16

SAMPLING: Paintings by Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL: Caohagan Island Quilts
By: Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL
- 25 Jul 16

Head for the Coast New Work
By: Beth Charles & Robert Charles
- 11 Mar 16

Extraordinary Art: Paintings
By: Paula Novak
- 12 Feb 16

Window to the Falling Sun: Paintings
By: Annabel Neall
- 04 Dec 15

By: Paul Lyons
- 14 Nov 15

An exhibition of Maori Art - Maunga Kura Toi degree artists of Te Wananga o Aotearoa
By: Te Koru
- 03 Nov 15

Country to Coast
By: Nicholas Hayter
- 11 Oct 15

Anything Goes: Annual Exhibition
By: Manawatu Spinners and Weavers Guild
- 28 Sep 15

By: Dennis Greenwood
- 15 Sep 15

"Soul Is Eternal":
By: Wayne Hansen
- 29 Aug 15