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50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship

By Priscilla Pitts and Andrea HotereUndreamed cover

In 1966 Michael Illingworth, whose oil painting Adam and Eve appears on the cover of this book, was awarded the inaugural Frances Hodgkins Fellowship.

For the first time in New Zealand a practising artist was given a studio and paid a salary to make art for a whole year. Such support, as Frances Hodgkins herself wrote from her own experience, was capable of “yielding up riches – undreamed of”.

This book brings together the art and the stories of half a century of Frances Hodgkins fellows. Arts commentator Priscilla Pitts writes about their work, while journalist Andrea Hotere interviews the artists about their lives and sources of inspiration.

The result is a vibrant celebration of the talent fostered through New Zealand’s foremost visual arts residency, showing how the artistic wealth created has flowed back into the culture of the small country that nurtured it.

Disobedient Teaching

Surviving and Creating Change in Education

Welby IngsIngs cover

This book is about disobedience; positive disobedience as a kind of professional behaviour. It shows how teachers can survive – and even influence – an education system that damages potential. More importantly, it is an arm around the shoulder of “disobedient” teachers who transform people’s lives, not by climbing promotion ladders, but by operating at the grassroots.

This book shows how the essence of what makes a great teacher is the ability to change educational practices that have been shaped by anxiety, ritual and convention.

Until the age of 15, author Welby Ings could neither read nor write. He was considered “slow” at school and was eventually expelled. He is now an award-winning academic, designer, filmmaker and playwright and, in 2001, was awarded the Prime Minister’s inaugural Supreme Award for Tertiary
Teaching Excellence.

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