Jeffrey Harris

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1949

Untitled from the Judith series

  • 1979
  • Conté and ink on paper
  • Gift of Patricia Bosshard-Browne, 2019
  • 640 x 930mm
  • 2020/024

The conté and ink drawings from the Judith Series, which curator Justin Paton described as swirling visual love poems, are Patricia Bosshard-Browne’s most favoured work by Jeffrey. When they were first exhibited at the Bosshard Gallery in Dunedin in 1979 she attempted to keep the series of ten drawings together by offering them as a complete set to various institutions and collectors. The series was broken up, however, and Patricia acquired these two drawings for her personal collection. The drawings are ambitious in scale and have an intensity to their mark making. Highly symbolic, the dinghy represents a new journey while the single heart beats as one between the couple representing their love and affection.

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

Exhibition History