Kōrero: Arts education and training

Wellington School of Design, 1890s (3 o 5)

Wellington School of Design, 1890s

Photographed here are James Nairn (bottom left), Mabel Hill (standing next to Nairn) and Mary Elizabeth Tripe (back, embraced by skeleton). Nairn was the Wellington school’s founding teacher. Hill and Tripe would also teach at the school (Tripe was the first New Zealand-trained art teacher to graduate). Like most teachers of art at tertiary level, all three were also artists in their own right.

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Megan Cook and Caren Wilton, 'Arts education and training - Visual artists', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/45140/wellington-school-of-design-1890s (accessed 27 June 2019)

Story by Megan Cook and Caren Wilton, published 22 Oct 2014