Blair Jackson has been appointed the new director of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.
The reopening of Christchurch Art Gallery was a tremendous milestone for the rebuilding and regeneration of Christchurch and we’re delighted to be supporting this landmark institution. The Gallery is for everyone – locals and visitors. We anticipate many of the visitors we bring to the region will include it on their itinerary. We’re proud to support art, artists, the Canterbury region and Christchurch Art Gallery, now and into the future.
Juliet Peter: Where the Line Leads
Delightful observations of character and place, from rural Canterbury to bustling 1950s London.
For the exhibition Untitled #1050 (25 November 2017 – 14 October 2018) this work was displayed with the following label:
“The form I use in my painting is not really the Māori koru; I think of it in terms of a line ending in a circle and then I break this sometimes. I use free circles. What I have done to the form really is to push it in a direction of geometry so that in my painting I can have not only a positive negative effect of black and white, but also a working of vertical and horizontal which is equally important.”
—Gordon Walters, 1975
This article first appeared as 'Painting offers a multiverse of symbols' in The Press on 21 June 2017.