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Danni Barrett- Retired on the 14/12/18

Today was Danielle Barrett’s ‘Danni’s’ last day at TAFE NSW.

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Image by Kara Pryor “Danni in one of her groovy shirts’

In typical fashion Danni stopped for lunch right on 12 and we took a brief moment to celebrate her 25 years of employment at Northern Beaches with a cuppa and a chuckle. No pomp or ceremony, just a quiet cuppa. appropriate and very Danni!

A Potter herself and Graduate of East Sydney TAFE (now NAS) when Peter Rushforth was Head teacher. She studied pottery when the course was 2 years full time 5 days per week. A time when our taxes supported art education.

Danni made her own kiln and sold pots, she taught ceramics before starting here at ‘Brookie’ as T.A with Head teacher Dianne Maclean and later Bruce McWhinney. More importantly Danni supported thousands of students as they explored their creativity and experienced something that added great meaning to life.

Danni has seen the highs and lows and the fragmentation of TAFE and now just like fashion she has witnessed TAFE come full circle to become ‘ONE TAFE’ again.

Never one to take life too seriously she brightened many a day with a hearty chuckle. A model for the importance of valuing  the simple things ‘well made things’ she sets a lovely example for all who know her. An avid recycler, bus, bike and scooter rider nothing is ever done in a rush. In fact I have never seen Danni rush anywhere, well maybe for the 4.30 bus.

One of life’s quiet achievers Danni Taught so many so much about ceramics and her  approach to life. Never in a preachy way, just her perspective and the facts as she knew them. Many speak of her ability to listen, to make everyone feel that their opinion was worthwhile, important and that’s one quality that sits foremost in my mind.

On Thursday at lunch I joked that she might leave her boots behind for those that follow to fill. Typically modest she joked ‘that there was no point, they are way too small’.

We love you and we will miss you; however we are all so excited for you.

Most of all on behalf of all who have studied and worked alongside you.

Thank you, thank you!

Come visit, the jug is boiling and there is bound to be a herbal tea of some description in the cupboard.

Chris

‘Embellish’ by Clare Unger at Mu Gallery Mosman

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EXHIBITION CONTINUES UNTIL 24 NOVEMBER 2018

10AM TO 4PM, TUESDAY-SATURDAY (CLOSING 1PM SAT 24 NOVEMBER)

For more information, contact Mulan Gock, Director | mob 0411 473 072 | gallery@studiomu.com.au

mu studio gallery  headland park artist precinct
8 read place (cnr best ave, georges heights) mosman nsw 2088
tel 02 9960 1777   mobile 0411 473 072    studiomu.com.au

 

 

Hornsby TAFE Ceramics end of year Exhibitions

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Seed Invite PDF

Port Hacking Potters Group 50th National Pottery Competition and Exhibition. Final days

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Congratulations to all the award winners and participants including Northern Beaches Ceramics students for placing in several of the student categories.

Dana Lundmark, Melessa McElhone, Kylie Gusset, Roy Chandra

Full list of categories and award winners

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Terry Wright exhibiting at ‘The Shop Gallery’ Thursday 8th November

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Northern Beaches TAFE Students Ceramics Exhibition and Sale Opens 28th November at 6pm.

Please join us on the opening night to celebrate ceramic work from each of our students. Open night from 6pm to 9pm Wednesday 28th November.

The invitation features details of work from the 2018 graduating Diploma group.

Balance Invite final

 

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‘Unravel’ opens at Sydney Road Gallery Friday 26th October

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Table Talk 2018 opens at Kerrie Lowe gallery Friday 26th October

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‘Impart’- Ceramics by teachers from TAFE NSW Northern Beaches and Hornsby Opens at Manly art Gallery and Museum Sat 20th October 5-7 pm- Join us for artist’s in conversation 4-5 pm

Malcolm Greenwood- My story video

This is a lovely new video of Sydney Potter Malcolm Greenwood. Malcolm shares his history and thoughts on making a living as a full time maker for the last 28 years.

Take a few moments to enjoy it here Youtubelink

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