Waimakariri Events


12th May
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Charlotte Davis is International Director and Head of Department Art for Oxford Area School. Charlotte also sits on the governance team of Arts in Oxford Gallery since 2016 proving an important community link between school and the creative industries. Charlotte speaks proudly of all the 2020 art students and the extra effort they had to bring with the disruption of Covid-19 saying, “Gaining Excellence in the External Examination for NCEA, Visual Art requires an incredible amount of hard work and determination by students. They must have a high level of personal organisation, have an ability to be creative and take risks, develop their skills and extend and refine their concepts through critical thinking. Having the opportunity to display their efforts in the annual Folio exhibition at the Arts in Oxford Gallery, allows students the chance to experience how the Arts are viewed and valued in society. By witnessing first hand the community sharing and celebrating in their success, students can truly appreciate the value in what they have achieved. This is important as if we let it, student success in the Arts can go unnoticed. As a teacher I am particularly proud of all of the 2020 Art students, and the extra effort they had to bring with the disruption of Covid”.