Studio Two is here to support the development of local creative people in the Te Awamutu and Waipa area.
Values of Studio Two
Supportive - Encouraging the development of creative people
Respectful - Welcoming and inclusive
Passionate - Making art fun and inspiring
Professional - Providing quality experiences
Innovative - Open to possibilities
Lee Samuel and Alex Wilkinson are the creative minds behind Studio Two.
Lee Samuel is an artist who focuses on painting and drawing but has done a mixture of other creative endeavors through her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Lee is passionate about process art and allowing children and adults space to experiment and display creativity with no pressure of an outcome. Lee set up Colour Burger in 2017 and with the addition of Alex this has grown into Studio Two in 2018. The main passion project for Lee is the gallery within Studio Two. Lee works with amateur and developing artists to display their work for the first time in a gallery environment. Lee is also heavily involved in the Waikato art scene as the Vice President of the Waikato Society of Arts and a curator of shows external to Studio Two.
Alex Wilkinson is a ceramic artist who is passionate about passing on her skills and knowledge to people interested in pottery. Alex has studied various subjects at university but found her niche working with Lee in the creative sector. Alex works mainly in the ceramic medium but is expanding her knowledge into painting and print making through working with Lee and being immersed in a creative environment. Recently Alex won the 'Abstract Award' as part of the National Youth Art Award for a coral sculpture of hers.
The vision for Studio Two is to become a vibrant space providing creative people with inspiring opportunities. Both Lee and Alex are passionate about all art in the area and happy to chat with anyone that is embarking on their own creative project or needs some support or mentoring in their practice.