- Purchased, 1991
- 278 x 379mm
Jeffrey was a prolific printmaker throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Encouraged by Joanna Margaret Paul, he made his first etching while attending evening classes at Dunedin’s Otago Polytechnic School of Art in 1971. During 1977–78 Jeffrey made a large body of etchings whilst staying in Mount Pisa, Central Otago with his friend and fellow artist Grahame Sydney, himself an accomplished printmaker. Jeffrey obviously relished the opportunity to use Grahame’s etching press and made good use of dental tools for precise mark making on the waxed surface of the plates.
(Jeffrey Harris: The Gift, 1 October 2022 – 12 March 2023)