Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art. (Leonardo da Vinci)
Ko te tokitope, ko te whao ngau, he tohu mauri
Ko te tātaki kawai he whakaara wairua
Ko te taumata atua, takaia ki te koroawai parirau
E hikina ai i tōna taongatanga ki te matakite, ki te rangatiratanga
(Ngā Toi i roto i te Marautanga o Aotearoa, 2000)
"So much to see, so little time!" Click on me to hear me speak!
Friday, 2 March 2012
Captain Gauldie's Visit
Artist Captain Matt Gauldie, NZ Army
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.
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..
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.
amazing and dedicated are just three words to describe Captain Matt Gauldie.
was an amusing time for us because we managed to hear about some of the experiences he had whilst being a
Defence Force Artist .
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 .
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.