As the major ARTBOURNE exhibition is held every two years, in the “in-between” year Wellesley hosts an ARTBOURNE Artist Residency.
The first four resident artists we have hosted have been painters and sculptors, – Wayne Youle 2010, Ben Timmins 2013, and Sam Duckor-Jones 2015, and Richard Adams 2017.
Natchez Hudson was our 2019 Artist in Residence. His residency took place at Wellesley for four weeks during August/September 2019 and included a weekend workshop and classes during the ‘Create for a Cause’ Student ARTWEEK (held 11th – 13th September 2019).
Wellesley is proud that art is such a key part of it’s 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.