English Language Partners North Shore likes to put on events to encourage learners and their families to interact outside the classroom and further develop their confidence in social settings. This is in addition to our English classes, naturally!
Our new event this year is our Art Exhibition (13-14 July). Participants ranged from experienced artists who’ve held exhibitions before, to new artists exhibiting for the first time.
The goal was to help learners, volunteers and teachers share their talents in a public space. A great opportunity for people from our organisation and the wider community to come and talk about the art and make new connections.
Artwork was featured at the NorthArt gallery, and we had a great response from those who attended.
One was Auckland Councillor Chris Darby. “The creative talent of new New Zealanders emerged for all to see at the exhibition,” Chris said.
“It never ceases to amaze when those who’ve only recently adopted Auckland as their new home can express themselves so vividly and meaningfully, conveying skills and stories from former homes to the place they now call home.
“Korean painter Suk Hee Lee’s striking landscape ‘My Auckland’ is one example that struck a chord. It recognises and celebrates the city’s diversity, upon which the city bursts upward and thrives. Quite delightfully.”
English Language Partners North Shore extends their heartfelt thanks to the exhibiting artists who made this such an amazing event to attend.
There are additional photos and a walkthrough of the exhibition on ELP North Shore’s Facebook page.
Photo (from left) Suk Hee Lee, artist; Birgit Grafarend-Watungwa, ELP Operations Manager; Councillor Chris Darby