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Michel Tuffery Artist In Residence 2016

15 December 2016 at 1:27:21 pm

Michel Tuffery's Waiheke residency has been a stunning success. High points were his inspirational tutoring and mentoring of our young people, his research of Waiheke's history that has opened eyes and minds, the formal visit to Piritahi Marae where he gifted an adze stone brought back from Rarotonga, a wonderful evening with Pacific Island opera singers, ans his superb exhibition of paintings, carved shells, woodcut prints and giant kites. Michel has promised to return for hSOTG 2017 and fly his Manu Aute kites during the event.Heartfelt  thanks to Michel, Jayne, Patrons and donors to the programme and everyone who participated and helped in so many ways to to the success of this years Artist In Residence Programme. 

Follow the link to view images of those highlights, we look forward to seeing Michel back on the island soon. If you would like to contribute in any way to the next artists in Residence programme coming up in 2018 please don't hesitate to contact Linda Chalmers at

Michel Tuffery AIR 2016


Michel talks at the owhanake Barn