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Dugald Page: A Retrospective of an Arts Educator
July 12, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - July 31, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Opening in the Main Gallery
Saturday 12 July 2 – 3.30pm
Dugald Page started painting at 18 and continues to create new work today. The Depot Artspace is excited to present an exhibition of his work spanning 60 years; it includes painted reliefs, sculpture, electronic paintings focused on light and movement, kinetic work, samples of ceramics, glass, print-making and photographs of his famous stained glass windows.
Dugald has been an art critic for the New Zealand Herald, taught at Westlake Boys High School, the Auckland College of Education and Whitecliffe School of Art, just to name a few, and has exhibited extensively throughout the country. He sees his practice as an extension of teaching and describes himself as a “jack of all trades, master of none.”
“Thank you to all the students for asking the how, what, why and can we do that? So began a journey into a wide range of activities and media; sometimes exploring areas with no prior knowledge or experience, going with blind faith to discover some exciting outcome. All subjects meet in the art room. Art is a visual language and a different way of thinking and looking at the world. Art history is an international language like music, dance and theatre. All schools should cover the range of mental, physical and psychological activities of drawing (thinking) and expressing through the disciplines of media, with the intrinsic nature of processes.
Painting – exploring illusion and recording the world design.
Design – Problem solving in a myriad of areas, including industry and applied arts. Pottery, glass, weaving, jewellery, printmaking and photography can be either functional or decorative. They each have their own unique and special characteristics.
Sculpture – Modelling (additive), construction (joining), subtractive (carving), substitution (casting), kinetic, conceptual and installation.
Each of these has their own unique characteristics, with intellectual and emotional experiences which are all important in the development of the education of students of all ages.” – Dugald Page