Jeffrey Harris

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1949

Untitled from the Judith series

  • 1979
  • Pastel on paper
  • Gift of Patricia Bosshard-Browne, 2019
  • 360 x 425mm
  • 2020/021

Jeffrey began the Judith Series during 1978 and 1979. This highly personal body of work chronicled and analysed the joys and heartbreak of ending and starting relationships. A couple appear repeatedly throughout the series, together yet apart, on a lonely beach. They stand stiffly, awkwardly facing each other, often between them a bird pierces its breast with its beak in a symbol of self-sacrifice.

(Jeffrey Harris: The Gift, 1 October 2022 – 12 March 2023)

Exhibition History