Nigel Packham Vita:
born 1951 Pembury, Kent,
1956 - 63 Anglican Primary School, Uckfield,
1963 - 69 Lewes County Grammar School for Boys
excellent art teachers: Peter Toy (l) & George Bland (r.)
Forget about beauty
I’ve often repeated that GB was the best art teacher I could image for 16-18 year olds. He really started to open me up.....
After I’d defended my drawing of a thatched, timber-framed cottage
using the word ‘Beauty’, GB made it perfectly clear to me that only old
ladies in deckchairs think artists are interested in aesthetics,
“Forget about beauty, paint about things that you find exciting.” A
good educator was George Bland. Thank you.
1969 - 70 Foundation Course,
College of Art, London
1970 - 71 Ealing School of Art, London
1973 - Move to Hanover, Germany
1978 - 86 Brunswick Art Academy (HBK Braunschweig), Germany
since - 80 educator with workshop hannover
1988-2009 Member of Atelier Block 16 studio collective
2003 - Lithogaphy lecturer in Sprengel Museum for Hanover’s Adult Education Centre
Chairman of the Hanover branch of the professional artists’ association
2012 elected vice
chairman of workshop hannover e.V.