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Gordon Walters in Wellington: Talk and visit to McLeavey Gallery

Image: Two Gordon Walters paintings hanging in Peter McLeavey Gallery, 22 December 1975-31 August 1976. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, PA12-3918. Reproduced with the permission of McLeavey Gallery.
27 Jul 2019
Sat 27 Jul 2019, 1.00pm–3.30pm
Follow in Walters’ footsteps with a curator talk and visit to McLeavey Gallery. Learn about his life in Wellington and his relationship with his art dealer.
Event type: 
Art, Public Program
Free to $10
Te Papa, Toi Art & McLeavey Gallery, 147 Cuba St


Gordon Walters grew up in Rongotai, attended classes at Wellington Technical College, and exhibited early work at the public library.

Join us at Te Papa to hear Julia Waite, one of the curators of Gordon Walters: New Vision, talk about the exhibition and the Wellington libraries, museums, and coffee houses that shaped his life and practice.

Then we’ll head to McLeavey Gallery for afternoon tea with Hilary and Olivia McLeavey. They'll talk with Julia about the gallery and Walters’ relationship with his art dealer, Peter McLeavey.

Please note that the talk at Te Papa is free to attend, but please register for the visit to McLeavey Gallery as numbers are limited



1-2pm – Toi Art, Level 4, Te Papa

Curator Julia Waite talks about the exhibition and Gordon Walters’ life in Wellington.

2.45-3.30pm – McLeavey Gallery, 147 Cuba Street

Afternoon tea at McLeavey Gallery, with Hilary and Olivia McLeavey.