Elam School of Fine Arts

Elam School of Fine Arts
Jan 2014 - 1970-1973

Electronic scans of black and white photographs showing scenes associated with Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland. Taken between 1970 and 1973 by Max Oettli [and probably by Peter Robinson].

Includes a group portrait of the 1971 class, students looking at Oettli's Leica cameras in photography class (with lecturer John B Turner reading a magazine in the back), and students (Allan MacDonald, Simone, Ruth G) taking photographs on a beach during an Elam summer course.

Includes two photographs taken of photographs pinned on a board [possibly taken by by John Fields]. These show images of a plaster lifecast on the head of Rodney Frumpston which have been annotated by 'JJ Fields' (instructions on how to develop the images; probably used in an Elam photography class).

Includes a portrait of Max Oettli being photographed in an Elam class [probably taken by Peter Robinson].

The people in the 1971 group portrait have been identified (from back left to front right) as:

1. Peter Boggs

2. Gail Newton

3. Liz Grant

4. Kevin Williamson

5. Gordon Clifton

6. Dorothy Fitzgerald

7. Dawn Miller

8. Rodney Fumpston

9. Penny Angus

10. Marilyn Hogg

11. Philip Dadson

12. Richard Wolfe

13. Juliet Kac

14. Linda Welborn

15. Ron Left

16. Richard Parker, A friend of Martin Ball’s who happened to be visiting him at Elam at the time and decided to join the photo.

17. Martin Ball

18. Victoria Edwards

19. Louise Marmont

20. Diana Wynyard

21. Julie Drysdale

22. Jean Clarkson

23. John Haydn

24. Diana Wall

25. Louise Rive

26. John Woods

27. Lisa Craig

28. Michael Rowland

29. Maree Horner

30. Bruce Barber

31. Diana Lee-Gobbitt (Studio Assistant and Life Model)

32. Pamela Hamilton

33. Bronwyn Muir

34. Clive Stone

35. Margaret Hannaford and her child.

Source of description - information from Max Oettli on the file names. Names of 1971 group portrait provided by a researcher.

Arrangement: Files were delivered to the Library within a folder titled 'NZ 1967-75 2013 series' and subfolder 'Elam'

Quantity: 6 electronic scan(s) of original black and white photographic print(s).

Processing information: Not all names have been indexed.

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Oettli, Max Christian, 1947- :Photographs of New Zealand scenes / Scanned images arranged thematically by Max Oettli
6 electronic scan(s) of original black and white photographic print(s), Photographs, Digital images
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Elam School of Fine Arts. Oettli, Max Christian, 1947- :Photographs of New Zealand scenes. Ref: PADL-001323. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/36437718

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