Blair Jackson has been appointed the new director of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.
I always admired people who were talented at art, who could tell a story, or sculpt something amazing or make you think or aspire to something else. That’s maybe why I like art – it makes me learn, discover and imagine. I visit galleries in NZ and overseas because they’re representative of the culture of that place …
Juliet Peter: Where the Line Leads
Delightful observations of character and place, from rural Canterbury to bustling 1950s London.
Bill Sutton once commented that “on the Canterbury Plains you don’t look up and down but from side to side”, which seems entirely appropriate for this vast landscape painting of the plains by his friend Doris Lusk.
This article first appeared as 'Painting offers a multiverse of symbols' in The Press on 21 June 2017.