Friday, 2 March 2012

Captain Gauldie's Visit

Antarctic Artist Captain Matt Gauldie, NZ Army

Due to bad weather in the Antarctic our visiting artist Capt. Matt Gauldie had to reschedule coming to Heaton. He eventually flew into Christchurch at 2:30am on Wednesday 22nd February, an auspicious day. Amazingly he still found the time and energy to come and talk to us and show us his latest painting from the Antarctic.
He also spent some time with some of the Art extension who were producing a series of images inspired by his ‘Earthquake Patrol’ painting which they saw at Canterbury Museum this term..
We are incredibly grateful to Matt , and the NZ Army, for his time and the advice and inspiration he gave students at Heaton.
Explaining about the trucks, they are very old.
Art Club

Inspirational, amazing and dedicated are just three words to describe Captain Matt Gauldie.
It was an amusing time for us because we managed to hear about some of  the experiences he had whilst being a Defence Force Artist .
Capatin Gauldie showed Art Club, Art Extension and the Rhodes Art Class his detailed artwork from the Antarctic. His watercolours were very realstic and full of great texture .

Unloading containers

Scott Base
Gabby with her work in progress

He was extremely impressed with the artwork that Extension Art is producing for an Earthquake Exhibition. He also gave them some helpful pointers.
Everyone was very impressed by Captain Gauldie and we wanted to thank him for inspiring us to paint.
Lilly  and Gabby  


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