Q&A with Specialist Teacher and exhibiting artist, Glen Jorna
The Arts have always played a key role at Wellesley: Boys who have come through these gates have explored the Arts in every way, whether they’re tough on the rugby field or sharp in the Lit Quiz. How lucky are they, then, to benefit from these incredible specialist teachers, from such a young age, as part of their foundational learning?
One of these specialist teachers is Glen Jorna, Head of Arts at Wellesley: Today, we sat down for a Q&A, ahead of the NZ Art Show, which opens tonight. Here is what he had to say:
Q: “Glen, can you tell me what it means to you to be in the NZ Art Show this year, exhibiting for the third time?”
A: “It means a lot to me, and not just as a teacher: It’s great for me to feel that I can be an inspiration to the boys that I teach, and they can see me as an exhibiting artist. Hopefully this means that they are inspired to continue pursuing an artistic journey and become one day exhibiting artists themselves.
On a personal level, I feel like I am evolving as an artist and the NZ Art Show is a good platform to get my art seen and enjoyed by the public. I am feeling very happy with what I am producing and comfortable with the process.”