Doreen Blumhardt

Dame Doreen Blumhardt ONZ, DCNZM, CBE
•1914 - Born Whangarei and schooled Whangarei.
•1934-39 - Christchurch Teachers' College, University, and Art School
•1942-48 - Appointed by Dr Beeby (Director of Education) to pioneer Art and Craft Education in Primary Schools throughout N.Z.
•1951-72 - Appointed head of Art Department of Wellington Teachers College.
•1958-70 - Assisted in creation of 'N.Z.POTTER'
•1969 - Member Advisory Panel for NZ Pavilion for EXPO' 70 in Osaka, Japan.
•1969-70 - Awarded QEII Arts Council travel grant to study ceramics in the Phillipines, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, USA, Greece, Turkey and Middle-East.
•1973 - Appointed to QEII Arts Council Advisory Panel.
•1980 - Awarded CBE
•1981 - Elected Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (London).
•1991 - Honorary Doctorate of Literature, Victoria University, 50 Year Retrospective Exhibition, and 'DOREEN BLUMHARDT, Teacher and Potter' by Marion McLeod published.
•2004 - established The Blumhardt Foundation at The Dowse to foster, support, collect and display the best examples of New Zealand decorative arts and design.

•1989 - Governor General's Art Award.
•1982 - QEII Arts Council Fellowship
•1971 - QUII Arts Council Scholarship
•1968 - Major Prize, Xth International Exhibition, Biance e Nero, Lugano, Switzerland.
•1957 - New Zealand National Art Gallery Travelling Scholarship.

Public Collections:
•Victoria and Albert Museum, London
•British Museum, London
•Cincinnati Museum, USA
•Museo Gaccia, Lugano, Switzerland
•New Zealand National Art Gallery
•Auckland City Art Gallery
•Victoria University, Wellington
•Department of Foreign Affairs, Wellington.
b.1914, d.2009


Works by this Artist