Sent: Monday, February 28, 2000
Subject: [3T] Mr Clark, Art Teacher
It was good to receive your message regarding Mr Clark the Art Teacher
at Eglinton School. Did you know that he left Ardrossan and moved to
Irvine Academy via Stevenston and was one of the founding members of the
Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine along with Mr Shields (Gallashields) the
William Mc Kinnie a potted history
After finishing my training at Nottingham College of Art and my Teaching
Certificate at Bolton College of Education.I obtained my First teaching
post, teaching Basic Design.at Bolton College of Art. I moved from there
to become the Social Tutor and run the Art department at Stocksbridge
College Of Further Education Near Sheffield.
In 1975 I moved to Redhouse Comprehensive in Sunderland to become the
Informal Education Tutor and teach art .
I was promoted in 1990 to Community Education Co-ordinator for the
Central Division of Sunderland. I left in 1996 to become a full-time
painter. I have exhibited in every
major gallery in the North England. My painting "The last Shift" (
in the pit-head baths) was awarded best watercolour and the best
painting in the 1999 Sunderland Art Gallery Summer Show. So I guess that
makes me a LOCAL AWARD WINNING ARTIST!!
Now I find that I cannot keep up with demand only this week I sold my
last painting in my women series" The Orange Blouse" to a woman client!
and I am at the moment preparing my Millennium Series for Exhibition
some time this year So your artistic talent must have rubbed of on me!
Your creative Idea "The Threetowners "Has given me much pleasure and
brought me nearer to home. It's wonderful meeting such a great bunch of
people. We should all get together an give a talk on The new global
village -the web
your classmate and friend Bill
From: "Hugh McCallum" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 29, 2000
Subject: Re: [3T] Mr Clark, Art Teacher
Bill, Keep us informed when and if you exhibit on the web. I'm sure the
theme of "The Last Shift" would strike a cord with many of the family
researchers on the list - many having ancestors who where employed in
the Stevenston mines.
Nice to hear from you.