Lorraine McLoughlin was born in Naracoorte, South Australia. She taught English literature in SA, interstate and overseas and also worked in educational administration, politics, the arts and regional development. In 2005 she founded the Leafy Sea Dragon Festival, which later morphed into Festival Fleurieu.
Lorraine's book GEORGE TETLOW AND MARK AND JILL PEARSE: Lives in Art tells the stories of three artists from Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia:
George Tetlow studied at the South Australian School of Art (SASA). After employment with a book publisher, George returned to the SASA as a lecturer in drawing and illustration, became well known and widely exhibited . In 1994 he and his wife moved to Normanville where they established the fine arts gallery, Studio 13 in Normanville.
Mark and Jill Pearse both studied at the art school of the National Gallery of Victoria, and later journeyed in Europe for three years on a scholarship. Returning to Australia they settled in Adelaide and Mark became an art master at St Peter’s College where he also taught himself to pot. He became addicted to pottery making and, with Jill, established Pearse’s Uraidla Pottery in the Adelaide Hills. In 1979 they moved to Yankalilla and developed Pearse’s Pottery at Bungala House.
Light refreshments will be provided and copies of Lorraine's book will be available for purchase.