Exhibition Opening Postponed but Gallery Open
Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions on Alert Level 2 Gatherings, the opening of the exhibition on 25 June has been POSTPONED. We will let you know when we have another date. Meanwhile we encourage you all to visit the Exhibition itself at the Academy of Fine Arts on the Waterfront. The exhibition runs until 11 July and entry is free. Exhibition hours are 10am-5pm daily.
2021 Marsden Artist in Residence – William Docherty
Marsden is delighted to welcome our 2021 Artist in Residence, William Docherty, artist and educator.
William has been an art educator for over 40 years and is a practicing artist, painter and sculptor. His work has featured in numerous exhibitions. A sample of William's works can be viewed here http://instagram.com/docrt.nz.
William commenced his 6 week residency at Marsden on 3 May. During his time here he is assisting art students to develop their portfolios whilst creating his own body of work for exhibition. He is also working with Marsden Primary students, showing different painting techniques and getting them to construct their own unique artworks.
William was born in Glasgow and studied at Leicester University. Following his graduation with a BAHons, he moved to Birmingham to study Post Graduate Education at the School of Art. He taught in Birmingham for a year then moved to New Zealand, to a teaching position with Palmerston North Boys' High School, initially as a solo arts teacher. This position led to Head of Visual Arts, responsible for all aspects of the Art curriculum at all year levels, growing the department, and overseeing a purpose built Art facility, known as the Visual Arts and Creative Industry Department.
William has held roles including Assistant Chief Moderator of School Certificate Art, and for many years was a moderator for Level 1 and Level 2, and marker for Level 3 and University Bursary Art-Design. His long-term involvement in external marking panels is a reflection of the esteem in which he is held by the art teaching fraternity in New Zealand.
At the end of his residency Marsden will hold an exhibition of William's work at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts,1 Queens Wharf Wellington from 24 June to 11 July with opening night on 25 June from 5:30-7:30.