Art is a key part of the Wellesley curriculum. The school boasts a large, airy art studio and this, coupled with the stunning location between the bush and the sea, creates a great physical environment in which creativity can be nurtured. Glen Jorna -the Head of Arts-and a practicing artist himself, welcomes a collaboration with the resident artist in his lessons with the boys. Moreover, the artist residency allows the boys to experience and work alongside an artist throughout their creative process. This has provided yet another dimension to the boys’ art experience at Wellesley.
The residency is for a four week period, with the artist being paid a weekly stipend and for all the art materials used during the residency. During his time at Wellesley, Richard will hold Open Studio workshops.
As part of the residency, the artist is encouraged to produce artworks for exhibition. The artists’ work will be available for sale at the exhibition and a percentage will go to the Wellesley College Foundation in support of Promising futures for boys. For more information on this Campaign or to donate please click on Promising Futures link below.
The ARTBOURNE residency and student exhibition is on Thursday September 14th from 7.00-8.00pm and all art appreciators, Friends of Wellesley and fans of Richards work are warmly invited. See Contact us for details on how to find us.