New Lake House Manager appointed
When Lake House Arts Centre reopens on January 14, 2013, it will be A Changing of the Guard. Our manager for the last six years, Kim Boyd is moving on to pursue new creative endeavours. Kim has expanded the scope and range of activities at Lake House and made the Lake House what it is today. A vibrant, busy and friendly community -orientated centre for a wide variety of artistic activities plus an interesting place to visit to enjoy the exhibitions, heritage house, gardens and last but not least our excellent café. Our thanks to Kim who has put her heart and soul into the place as well as many more hours of her time and energy than she was renumerated for and we will miss her. We wish her well and will follow her creative projects with interest. Our new manager Lisa Rogers is well qualified to build and expand on the legacy Kim is leaving. Lisa has a number of years experience working in similar types of organisations. She was curator and Public programmes Manager at Corban Estate Arts Centre for four years and recently has had similar roles at The Te Manawa Museum & Gallery in Palmerston North and the Air Force Museum in Christchurch. We look forward to working with her on her return to Auckland. Lisa’s first big challenge is to take charge of our seventh Wood Sculpture Live starting on 17 April. This is the biggest event on our calendar and happens every second year with up to thirty sculptors carving on site. Our dedicated staff team of Rebecca Owen, Tracy Sampson, Saskia Charteris and Joanna Duder will be there to assist Lisa and our team of volunteers who give so much time to the Lake House. The Lake House IS Takapuna’ s Art Centre and we hope you will all visit on or before the prize giving on Sunday 28 April to observe sculptures being created out of tree trunks. Watch the sculptors at work and talk to them about their work. It has become a very popular event with sculptors as well as spectators. They are artists who usually work in isolation so to work alongside up to 30 other sculptors they say energises and inspires them. The exhibition of finished work runs from 28 April to 12 May.