"School shaped art education
ROD Taylor changed the shape of visual arts education in SA.
His art classes developed into a tertiary art school that produced some exceptional artists.
Adelaide Central School of Art began in 1982 in a warehouse off Currie St.
"We billed ourselves as the alternative art school to the SA School of Art," Mr Taylor, 65, said. It was studio-based rather than what it saw as the classroom approach of other tertiary art schools at the time. The school now is in Norwood.
As chief executive until he retired in 2008, Mr Taylor put on hold his own development as an artist to become a businessman and administrator. "