Juliet Peter: Where the Line Leads

1 September 2018 – 20 January 2019

Delightful observations of character and place, from rural Canterbury to bustling 1950s London.

New Zealand painter, printmaker and potter Juliet Peter (1915–2010) was a keen observer of character and place. From the rural Canterbury farms on which she grew up and later worked as a wartime land-girl to bustling 1950s London, and later the bush-clad, bird-filled suburb of Ngaio, Wellington where she lived and worked for much of her life, she depicted the world around her with delightful candour and economy. Peter honed her distinctive style during her years as a staff artist for the Education Department, and some her most memorable Listener and School Journal illustrations are included in the exhibition.

“Very early in life I discovered the fascinating marks that a pencil could make on paper. Drawing became my delight – and it still is.”

– Juliet Peter