Date: 18 March 2020
Have you ever wondered how Onehunga High School has one of the largest privately owned collections of fine art prints in the country? Do you stop and enjoy them on occasion? We are very fortunate to have so much art in the school.
Last week senior members of the Arts Council; Sophie-Lee Bosson, Maccrae Baxter, Holly Hu, Jonathon Loa, Ivan Merkulov, Reuben Smith and Mr Clark and Mr McFadyen went to visit Artrite Screen Printing where the prints have been produced and kindly donated to us. Owned for many years by former pupil, Glenn Taylor and great friend of the school Don Tee, Artrite Screen Printing is a business that specialises in limited edition fine art prints. Screen printing is an art form that has existed for hundreds of years. The company has produced limited edition prints for some of New Zealand's most successful artists, including Dick Frizzell, Tony Ogle, Stanley Palmer, Max Gimblett, Don Binney, Brad Novak and Karl Maughan, to name but a few. We are very fortunate to have original screen prints in the school, thanks to the generosity of the artists and Artrite.
Students were fascinated to be able to see a large new Karl Maughan print in production and have Glenn explain the process. Now when they look at the superb art on display around our school, they will have an understanding of how it was made.
We would like to thank Artrite for their generosity in supporting OHS.
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