Olaf, a painting by Leo Bensemann


This poem by Denis Glover is a direct response to a painting now in the Gallery's collection. It is kindly read by his grand-daughter Pia Glover.

Keep scrubbing those hands.

Leo Bensemann St Olaf. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū; Lawrence Baigent / Robert Erwin Bequest, 2003