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The Otago Witness from Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand • 33

The Otago Witnessi
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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November IS 18M 0 A 9 0 1 1 A ss rt the university who can doubt that these matt must feel very muoh discouraged by the know ledge that tto have had to help to bear the expense ef others obtaining those advantaged which they have given tiie beat evidence possible of desiring The grievance intensified when we consider that men are being trained for other educational districts That the want of training colleges mast be felt In the other larger provinces can not be doubted and the want must be intensified the longer they are without them The Education Board in its last report urges upon the Minister for Education his favourable consideration of this most important matter Am Manage-business for toe this the time or the Committee of ment to formulate the Otago busin SINGING Bj 0 Baztistz No CONCLUSION Genius has bean defined as "an infinite capacity for taking pains" and although oep-fion may be taken to this definition there is eertainly no doubt that genius without the infinite eapaoity for taking pains can accomplish comparatively little It is the regular daily practice of eeabs and exercises that makes the fingers flexible and aeeastoms the eye to read the notes in mode In the same way it is the careful practioe of vocal scales and exerascBaocording to the directions ofj your1 teacher that makes the voioe resonant and flexible inser and gives the complete able merit and interest for the use of which the society is indebted to the kindness of severd of our dtisen One very important feature and a new of this exhibition is the very excellent collection of work shown by the members of the Dunedin Photo Society and the Nelson Camera Glul studies comprised in this collection show an amount of artistic skill which will wa think oome as a surprise to many who may have been aoouatomed to regard the pursuit of photography as a something together beneath or at aU events quite different bom art Photography has been for severd years largely practised by painters and now an artist rarely thinks of going afield without Us landscape camera The exhibits as a whri will well repay inspection As a permanent and attnotive rooord of the exhibition the council has issued an illustrated eatdsgue the sketches in whkh have been re-prodnoodJoealty and with eution of tile work the in art union under skill the much credit on and Ooi As with the exhibition an the control of the Society OTAGO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE The ordinary meeting of the Dunedin branch of the Educational Institute was held in the Normal School on Saturday last There were present: Means Davidson (chairmen) Milne Chilton Moore Bold Whetter White Bennie Don Mahoney Valentine Paterson Gray Young sad Pirie (secretary) THS EJLTB KB FABK The Ohsibkaw said that before the business of the meeting commenced it would be Mr painful duty to refer to the death of an old friend the late Mr Park Mr WriiB A said Before proceeding with the usual badness I am aura that mem-ben of the institute will desire that some reference should be made to the death of our friend and fellow worker Mr Park As I knew him intimately for over 80 years worked with I him for years it falls to me somewhat appropriately perhaps that i ab0uld say a word or two on behalf pf the institute with regard to the late Hr work and ehanoter A few years ago Mr Park took a prominent part in the work of the institute He was a member of tiie Committee of uniEuve ne was a memner ox raeuommitteo of marieianand the superficiality of the present day singers largehr accounts for the nofioeable decadence of singing not only amongst the pro--fessfond but also tothemoro numerous ranks of the amateur Hay I be permitted to quote from Hr Harry Collins Deacon on this II is muoh to be desired that students of sing log should at the same time become good musicians The publisher of the Sdfoges du par Cherubini AoIn his preface properly lava great stress on this point and on the necessity to this end of the study of voealisd (exercises or pieeea of masks to be vooolised) by the best composers so that the taste may be formed with the formation of the voioe" A strong proof of the low ebb at which the art of ringing now lies in this country is the very small mosiod knowledge that the bulk of singers find sufficient for their purpose It is customary to cite the names of one or two specially gifted individual! who msdo great names without muriod knowledge These are but the exceptions that prove the rule The feet would be more obvious were it not the oustom in this oountry to hammer at the earns pieces until they are worn The great ringem of former times who school were musicians In-frhii Fistocehi Bcaarlatti Porpora themselves great contrapuntists would not have it otherwise The murioof Sebastian Bsch and his school absolutely requires the singer to be a musician in order to do it justice To sing a few ballads does not Later Gresoentini Garda Maraonto Bandegger have been good muaioians and it is a matter of the first and last importance that a proper study of the theory 'of musio should be considered an indispensable branch of tile that Is to say if the art is to rise to the level at wMoh it should be Of boots one of the greatest difficulties that consideration of the 1892 Council this would seem to be a fitting opportunity to bring this matter before the committee with a recommendation that it be sent on to the Council fur consideration and I will therefore conclude by 'That until ehairs of pedagogy be established in connection with car chief university colleges it is of the greatest importance to the welfare of education that efficient training ntres of oolleges be maintained in the chief centres of I population and that the Minister for Education ooUegei'" Mr Gbat seoonded the motion Mr Brno moved as an "Thai the Government should be requested to establish chain of education in eaeh of tiie affiliated colleges in New The amendment lapsed for want of a se-oonder and after a general discussion the motion was put and earried and a vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Bennie forhb paper Thb eonduded the business THE PICTURESQUE WxxxnraTO November 6L One of the Atlas appeal oases was commenced in the Appeal Court thb after noon Justices Williams DennAton and Conrity bring on tiie bench It was an appeal from the derision of the Chief Justice The foots as stated in the special ease were that when respondent become a subscriber for tiie Company of Australasia in August by the terms of the con tnot which he signed the Atlas was to be delivered in 43 porta at 6s each the delivery was to commence soriber from Ms obligation The company ro- berighf served to itself the right to deliver to esch'sub-seriber from six to 12 parts at each delivery end undertook to complete delivery and under took to deliver the serial aa soon after publication aa possible Deliveries of ports wan made to a number of subscribers in Wellington during 1887 1888 and 1889 the whole delivery to rath subscribers being completed in Ootober No delivery was ever inode to respondent Horbottle until August 1891 when the whole 42 numbers were tendered to Mm and he refused to aooept them The dedrion of the Chief Justice was to the effort that ha was justified in refusing to aeeept them Sir B-Btout and Mr Gully appeared fra the appellant company and Mr Bkenett for respondent The court slter hearing Bta Stout end Mr Gully without celling on counsel fra the respondent dismissed the appeal holding that the oantnot contemplated delivety as a eerie and not of the whole work together rad that tiie clause in the contract that delay and delivery was not to release subscribers was onty quant to cover reasonable delay that in rata ease the delay had been so great that respondent was justified in assuming that the pany had abandoned asy intention of plating its tract irith him and he was juaified in assuming thb it neeessaro that he should give the company any notice that be himself regarded the contract aa rescinded Costs on tiie lowest scale allowed to respondent Smubty Dairying TO XHI xunoB During the maetiugbf synod soma queer views were expressed regarding Sunday Abpur In dairy factories and rabbis preserving works Perhaps Mr were queer as any and I Ssnqy he spoke wth h)s usual pceolptiuiay- He arid mine was a perishable article and ooaiequeatly required to be manufactured on Sabbath Just so 1 but ha said rabbit teotories did a gnat deal mors harm fay men and boys at work whioh eould A whan he over till Monday Ihb If MOO oriSOOO nbMtaeoma irts Satoiday an they not just as peruhabA as In whim he A Interested Surely it Apatentto any one with a grain of huh that a hot summer day A quite inffloiNit to spoil the whole If not attended to and that at onoe Stop Sunday work In a rabbit factory and you must stop rabbiters working on probably Friday and It would all depend on the distance rabbits had to he railed ifutwhat about Mr DawsonA assertion that he did not deliver milk at hA milk factory on Sabbath 1 Well he has dona so on Saturday nighta and thA entailed wort on Sunday bub he also baa been known to deliver milk at the factory on Sunday night when ha was going to church picking up his milk cans and out when he returned from the Yours do Pansnynu Rabbit November INI Sarsaparilla Is everywhere recommended as the best remedy for the cure of scrofula scrofulous and cancerous humors chronic catarrh comma boiA pimplea sores and all disorders originating in Impure blood It neutralises and eliminates the odds that cause rheumatism gout and dropsy- It regulates the liver and kidneys gives tone to the stomach increases the appetite aids digestion Cures Dyspepsia and makes the weak strong No other blood purifier A composed of such carefully selected highly concentrated and skilfully united Ingredient For nearly half a century thA preparation has in both hemApheres been the standard tonie and strengthening medicine it A universally approved by the medical profession and benefits the enfeebled system at all seasons of the year Sarsaparilla Cures others will cure you ben Important feature This year the decided to reduce the priee cl the tickets to half-a-crown so as to place within the reaoh of everyone who either dartres to obtain a good work of art or generally wishes wall to the society (wbioh wa ere pleased to learn financially in an exceedingly prosperous state) an opportunity of becoming a subscriber It a to be hoped that a large number of persons will avail themselves of thorn chances so that the art union may be a success The scheme provides for the division of the funds subscribed to the act union less actual expenses into priaea to be applied in the purchase of such the works exhibited aa are marked for sale and for prise-takers making their own selection of pictures We understand that several musbhl evenings and promenade concerts will be given during the eurrenoy of the exhibition The oil paintings ss generally the ease somewhat predominate in numbra and the majority or our local artist as well as two or three from the neighbouring provincial district of Gan ter bury an represented on the walls Mr John Gibb contributes five or A canvases to the gallery the largest of them being Evening on the Wafmakarin at Kaiapoi (No 88) In this tiie artist has produoed beautiful evening apparently in and has rendered a mAthaaoJn the dbtanoe with very eonaideralde (No Ill) the foot of the Otira looking up the gorge towards Canterbury As the title implies there has been thick weather but the eknraa are lifting and we have a glimpse of Mount Alexander thrusting its head through tiie mist The picture depicts the gorge under a very eherateristie aspect and in a faithful style In the Sandhills New Brighton" (No 8) Mr Gibb harmoniously treats a simple sukjeet The besoh exhibited on a perfoet sumuieria day when these not muoh more than a ripple on the sea There a great deal of work in the pbtnre which shows the Port hills and Banka Peninsula in the dbtanoe Fishing Boata Banning np Lyttelton (No 89) quite in the style of other works of foe same description pronousty exhibited by the artist A new exhibitor in Dunedin and mi important exhibitor on this occasion is Mr Bprott a Canterbury artist Hb magnum opus which also the largest work from a eoloniai brash in the gallery has for its subject Maori Fob (No 78) In the background an seen the Kaikonra ranges and in tiie middle distance the pah and from it leads a road down whioh a ohild A driving a couple of cattle The forMwundhriaveriyaxaouteabuttheploturoae a whole A somewhat oold and gloomy There A father muoh in A posressas the material for two good pictures Mr Bprottia figure A Quiet Corner" (No 72) ana (No 77-whioh flank hA large canvas are bright pieturee of a kind in which the exhibition A quite rich thfa year and whioh form an agreeable variety to the landscape works that have in previous years so largely predominated Both of the printings mentioned contain mod work of a praiseworthy description Imt pMhaps the best of Mr tri buttons to the gallery hA Flowers" (No 18) whioh A another pafatfofc A young lady who to judge her habit and doves represented standing in the midst of some greenery which sag-rather then strongly indicated The wall drawn and the stream ef light the straw of the broad hat whieh tiie equestrienne fa wearing vary cleverly represented A work of a different class by the same artist "Seeking a (No 88) A wild turbulent aeeneb here represented A river fa shown in flood and a horseman who has dismounted fa about to attempt to ford it: but tiie steed fa obviously frightened mg unwilling to essay crossing the stpaeam at what certainty seems to be a less favourable spot than others further up tiie river The subject A baldly end effoetivety treated Mr Menxles Gibb hie forwarded three oil Mint-tags the principal one of which A MFtoring (No 91) The work in thb does not however oompare favourably with thitin Ms Fyfe (Nol 9) whioh a view of sane typiesl New Zeeland mountain scenery Thb example dAtin-gubhed by the careful attention to detail that marts tiie artistfs effort but the mountains are somewhat hard Mr Wilson while he an extensive exhibitor of water ootour has hA name on the catalogue against only one oil painting wbidi depicts on toe Taka-timo from the Wslau Biver" 68) ThA A a targe canvas and affords a capital representation dtitoehoraoter of the place- The feature of the picture A a beautiful ptaoe of snow painting in the artAtis best style Mr Perrett A a prolific pointer ana the sdvanoe he A making In hb art aa evident thb year as it was last Lake Hanapouri from View Hill (No 97) hb largest picture and in it the gloomy ehanoter of the hemmed-in sheet of water abty depioted There a targe amount of very nice work in hb (No 11) in whioh we are given a glimpse at the Writati stream where an whom experts deetare to be an amateur because of tiie portion of the water which he has eleoted to A shown throwing a east Mr Perrett has gone to our gon beat known take for the subject or two of hb from Queens jOne bring town (No 09) end the othra tog near Head of Lake Bvan-071) Morning BivrasbourM indicated in tiie db'tane shows idee wort but it questionable if ho has anything in the to hb Dunes (No 108) in which ha has treated a simple subject with conspicuous skill Through a gap in the sandhill a peep at the sea A given and the curious effect of the land breesa on the break of the wave very cleverly shown Another little picture ofMr Perrettis Spring Morning he has produced aser as soon as the baa some important works in the gritary which with the other dl painting will be draft with in a future notio (No to jTTj believing himself possessed of a eontod over his rood ligaments 1 voice presented himself to Fwponet Naples to place himself under that great teacher Pra- Ewas the greatest teacher of singing in Us sndoneof the greatest of any time if we may ottoaohers by their pupils He Wed the young voioe and then gave him one page of maauiorlpt mode with the attraction that he was to practise this seven honrs a day for IS months and then return to him At-thc end of the time appointed th singer returned thinking that thri master would behighty daityhfawi HJi his progree Forbore heard him sing the exercises and sent him away with the same instructions as he had given him the previous veer And Ms five yesrs did this persevering jung" take infinite peine mpnetising these exardsee seven bourn every day At the end of the fifth year ha returned to his teacher and add What am I to sing now for I shall not practise those lessoos any more?" And Forpora replied: "Anytbfagyou like you are now the greatest singer His instrument was perfect and no difficulty stood in tile way of for it was brilliant career How many of us would spend five weeks at one page of music? I fear there is little of the "infinite capacity for taking amongst most of ns in Dunedin Farioell! Gixsi Nloolini Ousaoniand in more modern times Mario films Beeves Patti wad Madam Helba have all achieved their groat accesses through hard work and assiduous study If this ware neeessaty for them gifted as they were with vofoei of exoeptional quality power and oompasr how muoh more necessary it for us as average ringers to work herd to make up as ftr as possible for organic ydefeots I How far this is possible few of ns know I remember Mbs Mitchell many years ago when her attainment! were hardly above the average' Bhaused to say to her friends "I am going Home to taka Madame place when she is Of oourse no one thought seriously that her ambition would be realised However her father bollt her a large room mid furnished it with a grand piano a stool and an nbnndaieai of vood and inatnunantal moaie Here it was that far six or seven years this young lady worked' with almost unceasing energy at the cultivation of her voice under the tuition of Signor Oeoohl We all know what Madame Melba has sinoe aooferalished and it quite within the range of possibility that aha may as she Is quite young intimately take the place of the groat prims donna Here let me say that it is worse than useless to attempt to learn singing in one quarter The money would hr modi more profitably Invested hi buying a mangle or other useful article of domestic economy The first quarter usually consumed in correcting the many faults' into which the pupil has unconsciously fallen tye peshaps two or three tones upwards to a meaao-soprano or downwards to a bass or baritone Only those who have undergone tills prooeascanlmow how fearfully pernidona it fa If we attempted to build a ohorah without a foundation we should bo ouariderod fit candidates for Beadiff and yet wo are expected to build the oolumua of a good voice without foundation and what even worse upon the quicksands of negloct Let us first ley a good foundation then erect thereon a -substantial edifiee ud lastly add to crown the pile a beauteous tower The middle register of every voioe eocrespoude with tiie foundation of our building perfeet evenness parity end substantiality of voioe oorreapenda with tiie building and-tha sppogtatara portamento grupettos and other graoea coincide with the tower which ornaments the structure Another prevailing fallacy that it possible to teach oneself to sing How oan a young man or woman with no standard of axoauenee I before them attain to anything groat in long In Berlin Loipsfa Peru or Lopdon where opportunities are afforded amateurs of hesrbg the best songs sung in the best manner those who possess the mimetie principle might do mart to improve their style of staging In Dunedin where there ere no professional (those who gain their living by singing) singers ft is otherwise and tiie monkey method of leaning ringing even if it ware desirable quite Impracticable The greatest difficulty which WngWA and colonial singers have to oontend with fealty enunciation The itagere whew words yoo can hear are wofully few Why thiaP because HngHsh the moat difficult rww vwu Partly of ril European langnages to enunciate distinctly An Italian his hot to open hb mouth in Me beariteous flowing language and if he have a rice and the notea eome out almost of themselves While an Englishman requires long I tody to arrive at the point where the Italian commcnoo Tiie study of articulation A perhaps uninteresting and too many and even neglect the subject ritoflpther but when we do hear the words of a song wo are struck with wonder aa though it won some unnatural accomplishment What do wo ring for if the words are not to be heard Surety a violin or flute solo for preferable to an ordinary song anless tiie words ere uttered dbttaotty Mr Plump ton some time ago in reviewing the of a new eprad for the Age in Melbourne said "The musical 10010 bad and the libretto worse bat thank God the oborui nowadays spare us the painful necessity riy sarcastic but its proper ptaoe is one of the fiiost beautiful ornaments to song but I heard a gentle-man ring a beautiful song of Pfnratfli some three months ago At first I thought he was eneadvety nervou but as tiie sang progressed the tremolo even more marked end I was told' that thA gentleman rivnmiwng in tideway Flay Batfitab meditation In Go? the Smith organ with tiie tremolo atop oat during the whole performance and you wfil gain gome faint idea of the absurdity and vulgarityof thb stupid habit It a thousand pities tint to-day it not considered necessary tint a linger should be a I I i 1 of of at cm for art also MSnagemmt for many years end was elected 1 mark of respect to Mm Ho was the first primary school taasher raised to the office of president of the Otago Institute He was closely oooneeted with the termationof tiie NewZeatand Educational Institute The tote Dr Moitoiiiji I Mr Park and myself were the first represents-tivea sent from Otago to Christchurch to inaugurate an institute for tiie eriony Mr Pork stood loyalty bribe institute and by A presence and oounads old a great deal to those days to add to Its stability and popularity WhiAt abstaining daring the hat few years from taking any active part to tiie affairs of the institute he always manifested a keen interest in the proceeding approved of the reforms the institute has been advocating and was always rfeody and willing to give substantial rapport towards keeping the machinery of the institute in working order I mention these foots as there are many new members of tiie institute who may not be I aware bow in days gone by Mr Park worked for the access of the institute As we all know Mr Park devoted SO years of A life to educational work Ha laboured with oouipieuoua sueoess for 87 years in the South Dbtriot or High street School It A unneoessary to say that hbwhoof Jeeth the eommunityjiaa tart faithful and dAtlngnished teoeher Up to the very last I day of hA life so to speak he oon tinned to evinoe a remarkable enthusiasm in the work of Ma profession One would have thought that BO years of drily routine school work would have I taken away all keen interest fa hA vocation I It was quite otherwise with Mr Park Nothing gave mm so muoh pleasure as dunsfing adoration and educational always with a view to their improvement and sueoess In Ma IeAure time hA pen was often employed in doing something intended to ass At in gotang 1 better methods of teaching With thA end in view ha put out a small Work years ago called and at that time used in many schools He gave a groat deal of study and attention to Baglhh branches of study drily to reading and composition He was always of opinion that prose recitation eould be mode tiie means of getting good reading and correct speaking To sect school debat secure this he wrote te which wen published as School They were intended tor senior pupil and are now in use in many schooA in the eriony He worked for yean a practical system of composition applicable to 1 primary sohori conn Teachers era all familiar with Sohori Composition" but they I my not he aware that he wae during the peat two years In remodelling hb system end making it more complete He Mriied til" outline of hb new book a few days before hb death The last time I called on Mm fortnight ago betook down the menusoript from the shelL end discussed with manifest interest tiie prin-ripke of the little wort he had just anwmiatad These things aU showed the interest he had in hb own school where he earried out hb system' with soeoes and the wide interest he had in the eauaeof education generally Of hb rotation with tiie members of Ms sohori staff it not neoeasary to asy much He raw many ehange As one who taught with him for years I think I am entitled to say that It speaks mu for Mr Park's ehanoter and disposition that the mernben of tiie staff both part and present always spoke of him to trams of oral respect and woe always sincerely loyal to Ms wishes and hb authority The pupiA who have passed through Us school all speak of Mm in a kindly and aff cationite way It will be a long thne before Mk name passes out of their ro-eolleetian We cannot bat express regret so useful a life has came to a etas I have heard him again and again telling Ms pupiA that the principles of right eonduet were the strictest regard for truth dear sense of du will admit that things In the Mghert degree in Me own life Teaohera tiuouriurat the oriony will of Mr death with regret- I reerivad yesterday from Mr Worthington a telegram Aeaept Auckland sympathy on the death of Mr I beg to thA institute has heard with regret ef the death of Mr Park and desires to place on rooord its appreciation of the tang and faithful services which he rendered to this institute as well as to thejoause of education in thb city and Mr Mzum seconded the motion and Mr Mooa also made a few remarks an the subject On tiie Invitation of the Ckaibhak Awq present rose to theta feet and rignifiad unanimous approval of the resolution a oodv of which A to be forwarded Mrs Park 3 thb nuinro or txaghbbs Mr Raman road a paper on tiie subject of the training of toaehen The paper dealt with the questions of theoretical and practical training and was to a considerable extent fa asmuoh aa it was largely taken with of interest onty to teacher The writer coo-eluded as follows It tiie duty undoubtedly of the Government to see that there a sufficient number of competent teachers available for the requirements of the eriony There A no doubt that If the Atkinson Government in its eoonomioal tun had had to face directly the oonsequeaoes of ratting off the vote for the training of teacher it would not have been out off Hero was a ready means of re trenchment without incurring the attendant odium The Education Boaras have had to fora the difficulty as a practical one Oar own boards saw that the matter eould not be left to chance in a dAtrict containing the large her of schooA that Otago doe and I think could hardly have done otherwise than they did seeing that the efficiency of teachers mart be a first consideration with them Bat I fori that the thus in ameeraro foroed on the board was an unjust oj that tie tesohers of the provtoee have bad theta salaries reduced in order to more folly equip to ronpete against tlemselvi When wn knew that some men in the country an wfiUng sacrifice no small amount of koome togat into town so that they may to within resoh of I teaohen labour under is the uncertainty of how Imf each pupil will remain with them If they enoe a thorough system of teachings abjure and commence to lay the foundations of a vocal edueatianat the end of three months their pupil who anticipated that she would bo turned out a finished ringer at the end of that time vastly disappointed Perhaps she goes to another teacher who finding that oonsohntiooanoas does not pay attempts to do a work hi three months will be popular for the time until the scholar finds that her voiee has ecackad in the upper or beootne lamentably thin in the middle register i Then alas too bta thsy sea All gathered Is vanity The teachd of singing has the some difficulty to oontend with as the physician physician except that in this paribubresseat anyrate the teacher can get round his difficulty whereas the doo tor canto wa might cite the cose of a has just readied hfa third at tin end of the Mat day He has been getting steadily worm for days The friends of tiie patient become dissatisfied with tbe'doetor and desire a consultation The other physician arrives on the scene just at the time whan the Gtient will taka a turn for the batter or worse tide ease the patient recovers rapidly from the time of the second doctor's arrival Post hoc ergo propter hoe they argue and the first physician who has rarofhHy worked op the oaw to tiie crisis discredited and kb more fortunate fellow praotitionar beoomes hb success or in that family Of course tiie first phyal-oian eould do nothing to alter the ends of tiie disease but the teacher of singing oan and unfortunately sometimes does alter either through Ignorance or through the desire to please the friends of Ms pupils by an unnatural display hat ho knows or should know to be the proper treatment of tiie voeal apparatus committed to hb charge Another frilaey which fa very eommon amongst parents is that" any teaehar will do for a oommen and any piano to practise on however much A may be out of tone Surety A an insult to a eommon or perhaps more property uncommon senw to by and convince him of the absurdity of these promises but these idem an quite widespread In tiie weeds of Of that there no shadow of doubt No probable pomIM shadow of doubt No possible doubt whatever AST EXHIBITION 1 Bo quickly does time roll by tint one hardly realises the foot that 17 yean have passed by sinoe the Otago Art Bodety first saw the light or that daring that time aa many as 14 exhibitions have been held yet regularly as summer comes round these exhibitions oeeur and each has shown a distinct advance upon the one which preceded ik This year the council have been enabled to reoebe the members and Mends of the society in laiger and mote suitable quarters The change hat been forced upon the eoundl by tiie ever-increasing demands for spaoe and the eon-Mnnal aocossionofnew members Thatthe present gallery an improvement upon the old one everyone will admits for whereas tiie tatter was so muoh droumeeribed in space as to prevent even comfortable movement about when there was anything approaching a large attendance and had other defects especially to tiie respect its side-lighting the new gallery in the Choral Hall not only roaoioua bat lighted from the roof so that eaeh picture displayed cm the walla A seen to the very best advantage In addition to the apace provided hi the main gallery which has a 'wall oapadty of double tint afforded in the old quarters of the society there are several ride rooms one of which A tide year taken up by the Dunedin Photographic Bodety tiie remainder bring ante able and convenient for other purpose! in oanneetfam with the Thk display of work numerically larger aa well aa better in quality than any of those wbioh have been previously held There are on the walk 880 pictures in oil watercolour and other media and the Photographic Bodety baa 190 exhibits making a grand total of 480 pictures shown Referring for a moment to the quality the work generally it will be admitted that the soriety making satisfactory not the proportion of inferior works that have some of the former Hn ititumnid the walls Much of thb progress seoondty to the opportunities afforded study of tiie pieturee at our pubKo gallery and In proportion aa thb eolhetion increased 10 may our artiste be ex-to improve ThA year the Outer oriourof much exhibition society fa mended 'and it to be hoped that the local society will reoforoeate its kindness There ere a number of other loeapAturee of oonajder- rit by of good feeling on the part of the OhrAtohnroh greatly to be ooxn- Ribkateon 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