The evening of Thursday 15 September, marked the official opening of The Nateby Club Art Exhibition - A Creative Life. The Exhibition was created to celebrate the works of distinguished Fahan Alumni and staff.
The Nateby Club was established 20 years ago, for Fahan Alumni, including teachers, past parents and friends aged 50 and over. Funds raised from the sale of artworks will support the ongoing development of the Fahan School Archives. Elizabeth Campbell (Class of 1964), President of the Nateby Club explained the purpose of the Nateby Club and the idea behind the Exhibition.
Curators Rosie McKeand (former Junior School Artist in Residence and parent) and Deb Williamson (former teacher and parent) worked hard over the week putting together the Exhibition that was held in the Fahan Music School.
The Exhibition was opened Marlene Lette, former Drama Teacher at Fahan who regaled the audience with her memories of Fahan. “I put an ethos into what goes on at Fahan. It is an ethos that I’m sure you would all agree with – we are given here at Fahan, freedom of thought and a nurturing of talent, it doesn’t matter what the talent is. It could be beautiful music, dancing, drama, painting and so on. Discipline of mind and a love of life,” said Marlene.
The Fahan Senior Orchestra performed at the opening and Year 10 girls assisted with the event.
Fahan Principal, Tony Freeman, said “congratulations go to all members of the Nateby Club Committee for their dedication and passion in putting together this wonderful exhibition. Fahan School has a proud tradition in the Arts, which is evident as you walk through the corridor of the Music School tonight.”
The Exhibition will be open to the public during the Fahan School Fair on Sunday 18 September 11:00am – 3:00pm and Monday 19 September 10:00am – 2:00pm in the Fahan Music School.