Visitors to the IEU’s Wattle Street office can now enjoy two new art works courtesy of PDHPE teacher turned artist and gallery owner Maryanne Walmsley.
The long term IEU member has been teaching PDHPE at St Francis Xavier College in Newcastle for more than 25 years.
A few years ago she took two years off work to pursue her passion for art. After taking a postgraduate course in museums and collections at the Australian National University, she took herself to New York for a year where she gained work experience with two galleries and in interior design.
On returning to Newcastle, Maryanne decided to make her passion a reality.
“I found an old warehouse and converted it into a home and a gallery,” she said.