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Artist Statement



Art is not a career choice, it is a life choice

Artist Statement

London based artist Irina Worger's work explores the notion of freedom and challenges the viewers' perception to unveil an unexpectedly wide variety of association between the realm of perceptual reality and the sphere of imagination.

One of the most convincing aspect of Irina's approach is the way it condenses the permanent flow of associations in the realm of memory and experience.

She has been fascinated by sgaraffito, layers of different colours are usually employ in visual art, a technique used in painting, glass or pottery. The different between the old tradition and her new way of sgarafitto it is a very unique pattern that emerges with her drawings. Irina is recreating the sgraffito on her work by cutting the two colours of mounting boards in unique shapes and then adding the post-it note as the third layer.
All these layers match perfect around her beautiful black on white drawings of her Dalmatian which he is watching always different birds. All this give her a sense and motivation, providing an identity and demonstrate that we always have a choice in the arena of artwork.

Irina’s artworks offer to the viewers an enormous chance of experiences, to reconstruct and report their self into relation to the images.

Please visit her website at
http://www.irinaworger.com/

 

The Portrait of RWBro Peter Halls Dickerson

Past Provincial Grand Master in the Mark Province of Middlesex
was presented to the Harrow District Masonic Centre at the Meeting of
the Prince Michael of Kent Mark Stewards Lodge meeting held
on 4th December 2014. The Portrait is proudly displayed in the
Mark Temple ( Temple 3) at Harrow. RW Bro Hall Dickerson
reigned as PGM from 2001 to 2012.

Left to Right : David Rubin Secretary HDMC, Sanjiv Shah Chairman HDMC,
Peter Halls Dickerson PPGM, John Edwards APGM

Welcome to Lodge of Wisdom No 55,
the newly consecrated Lodge, who have started meeting at Harrow.
Their first meeting was on Sunday 31 August 2014.

On 31st May Howard Walters (HDMC Treasurer) received his
Masters degree from the Open University at Ely Cathedral nearly
44 years after obtaining his first degree from Leicester University.
Attended by his proud family it was a culmination of nearly 4 years
hard work and sacrifice. The degree was in Business Administration
and the Centre is hoping he can put some of his learning into
practice and make the Centre run even more efficiently.
It goes to show that you are never to old to learn.



R.W.Bro H.R.H. Prince Michaels of Kent GCVO



Visit to the centre

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Chairmans Address

Chairman’s Address visit by
HRH, Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO,
to
Harrow District Masonic Council
on Friday 21 March 2014.

“Your Royal Highness, Ladies, Gentlemen and Brethren,
As Chairman of the Board it is my privilege to welcome you here today to celebrate the establishment of the Harrow District Masonic Centre here at Northwick Circle 60 years ago

The wisdom and foresight of our Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro Alexander Burnett Brown, coupled with the courage and enthusiasm of our Brethren of that time has enabled us to enjoy our Masonry on this magnificent 5-acre site over that long period.

This wise leadership continues to the present day with our Provincial Grand Master, RW Bro HRH Prince Michael of Kent, who we are absolutely delighted to have with us today.

His Royal Highness has been at the helm of our Province for the past 32 years, ably assisted by a succession of Pro Provincial Grand Masters.

As a tribute to our Provincial Grand Master and to commemorate our Diamond Jubilee, the Members of the Council enthusiastically and with much acclaim voted to rename this Temple 1 as : His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent Temple.
In addition Temple 2 is renamed as the ‘Gordon Bourne Temple’,

The Chapter Suite as the ‘David Cons Chapter Suite’ which will accommodate the Rev. David Bonner’s Commemorative Bible, and Committee Room 1 as the ‘Roger Croome Library’ which houses the New Provincial Library to acknowledge the significant role that these bright characters have played in the Province as well as in the lives of we Middlesex Masons.

We have benefited immeasurable from their efforts and it is a fitting tribute to have their names before our eyes as we enter and leave these edifices, continuing to inspire us as we pick up the trowel ---- the emblem of our work.

As Chairman of the Board I am particularly proud of the Directors policy of transparency and openness, together with a willingness to promote our facilities for the community at large to enjoy.

Whilst respecting traditions, we are determined to modernise our organisation and our facilities in order to make them more attractive to the younger Brethren and their families.

We are immensely proud of our heritage and history and we will continue to do our best for the Province as we look forward to a great future at ‘Happy Harrow’! ”


Thank you

Sanjiv Shah
Chairman

 

Prince Michaels of Kent
Address

Address by HRH, Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO
on his visit to Harrow District Masonic Centre
on Friday 21st March 2014.

“Ladies, Gentlemen and Brethren,

Thank you Brother Shah for your warm welcome. It has been a great pleasure for me to visit this Centre (once again) to see the improvements that have taken place and to rename the Temples, Chapter Suite and Library. I am also looking forward to meeting with the newer members of the Craft on whose shoulders the future of our organisation will soon fall.

The Harrow District Masonic Council was actually formed in 1944 with a view to establishing a Masonic Centre in the Harrow area, but it suffered two significant set backs in those early years. Both of the first two buildings it acquired, The Old Vicarage site in Sheepcote Road, in 1946, followed by the Herga Cinema in 1951 were refused building licences due to Government restrictions at that time.

Consequently, it was not until nine years later on 1st April 1953 that this building, then known as the Northwick Sports Club was bought, a licence granted and building work could begin.

Just over a year later on 4th October, 1954, R.W. Bro. Philip Bull, DCO, the Provincial Grand Master officially opened it as the Harrow District Masonic Centre. However, it is interesting to note that the very first Masonic meeting was actually held two days earlier on 2nd October by Henry Levander Chapter No. 2048.

During the past 60 years the Board of HDMC has continued to develop and improve the Centre and its amenities. It is pleasing to learn that in recent years it has progressed to offering its facilities to the community by opening its doors to allow private functions, and yet at the same time still managing to provide a first class venue where Masons can meet and enjoy their membership to the full.

The Library is a wonderful addition to the Centre and I congratulate all those who worked so hard to establish it. In this way the members of the Board, both present and past have ensured that the Harrow Centre has continued to fulfil the purpose envisaged by the founders 60 years ago. It has been a great success and one of which we should all be very proud.

It is with immense pleasure that I name this Temple the Prince Michael of Kent Temple and perhaps I will attend a Lodge meeting here on a future occasion. Thank you.”


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