About the Author

JIM TOMLIN was the Head of School at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic from 1976 until his retirement in 2000. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from RMIT Melbourne and was an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London. He was a Past President of ANZAAE – Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators, Past Chair of the Council of Heads of Art, Craft and Design Schools, New Zealand and Trustee of the Beeby Foundation for Visual Arts Education. His works are held in private collections throughout New Zealand and in the permanent collections of New Zealand’s major public galleries.