• Fern Petrie

New Plymouth Girls High School

Yesterday I was given the great honour of presenting a talk about my art and practice to the students of New Plymouth Girls High School.

I remember the artists talks that I sat in on at art school and how intrigued I was by others sharing their stories. They were a really great group of girls and I loved being shown around the fantastic art department by artist Tanya Mercer who’s innovation, enthusiasm and passion for inspiring her students is a credit to her.

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