Join us for the Opening of our next exhibition on Saturday 10 APRIL at 4pm.
Max White studied art and teaching at the University of Auckland and at Auckland College of Education. In 1981 he became an art teacher at Mangere College, where he was employed until 1992. In 1993 he obtained an art teaching position at ATI (AUT).
The work in this show dates from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s.
Though there is some overlap, the labels, card suits and hearts were made earlier – during the 80s, while the work from the Greek mainly dates from the 90s.
Three of the Greek works were shown in two ATI (AUT) Art & Design staff shows, while the other work here has not previously been shown.
The prints from supporting artists date from Max’s last years at Mangere College (from 1991 – 1992). They were produced by his year 13 students and use etching processes.*
The student works on show are by Andrew De Silva, Kaisa Ainiu, Kandida Witeri, Mona Adams, Murray Itiri, Tanatoa Iotua, Toni Gillbanks, Veronica Vaevae and Yazma Smith.
*“For a period during 1988 and 1989 I shared my teaching position at Mangere College with the painter & print maker, Dorothy Law. We had attended Auckland College of Education together. Dorothy initiated and helped me set up etching, chemical based printmaking processes for our senior students.”