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.
The Mountains and the Sea By: Paul Lyons - 22 Mar 19
By: Rachael Smith - 26 Oct 18
By: Willie Docherty - 25 Aug 18
Land & Water
By: Timon Maxey - 22 Jun 18
By: Don Hill & Steve Leurink - 01 Jun 18
By: Roger Staples - 02 Mar 18
By: Vivian McKenna - 12 Jan 18
Echoes Of Fiordland
By: Annabel Neall - 12 Dec 17
ANTARCTICA: ART EXHIBITION
By: Sue Weterings - 20 Oct 17
Land and Water
By: Jacky Pearson - 08 Sep 17
Moments of Transcendent Beauty
By: Paul Lyons - 11 Aug 17
‘The Spaces Between’
By: Anne Morris - 17 Jun 17
‘The Primacy of Gesture’
By: Ross Whitlock - 12 May 17
LAND & SEA
By: Alfred Memelink - 23 Mar 17
By: Vivian McKenna - 03 Mar 17
By: Elka - 21 Oct 16
Heart Standing Still
By: Rachael Smith - 30 Sep 16
Extraordinary Art: Paintings
By: Paula Novak - 12 Feb 16
By: Paul Lyons - 14 Nov 15
Country to Coast
By: Nicholas Hayter - 11 Oct 15
"Soul Is Eternal":
By: Wayne Hansen - 29 Aug 15