Jill Trevelyan on Peter McLeavey 

Wed 13 Nov 2013,  10.30am–12 noon
Vodafone Centre, Level 3
Friends of Te Papa $15, public $20 (includes refreshments & free parking)
Talk; Special; Friends 

Join author Jill Trevelyan for an inside view of the life and times of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey – the subject of her latest book, published by Te Papa Press.

Peter McLeavey Book Cover

Over the past half-century, McLeavey has known, exhibited, befriended, fought with and championed a who’s who of New Zealand artists – including Colin McCahon, Toss Woollaston, and many more.

In this talk, Jill pays particular attention to McLeavey’s dealings with McCahon and the National Art Gallery during the 1970s and 1980s.

Come along and get your copy of Peter McLeavey: The life and times of a New Zealand art dealer (Te Papa Press, 2013) for a special on-the-day price. Jill is also available for book signings.

Bookings required

To book, email or phone (04) 381 7051. Your ticket includes refreshments and free parking.

About the author

Jill Trevelyan is a Wellington curator and writer with an interest in New Zealand art from the mid 20th century. She was the editor of Toss Woollaston: A Life in Letters (Te Papa Press, 2004), co-curator of Te Papa’s exhibition Rita Angus: Life & Vision (2008), and author of Rita Angus: An Artist’s Life (Te Papa Press, 2008). In 2009, she won the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction.

Become a Friend of Te Papa

As a Friend, you’ll enjoy exclusive exhibition previews, discounts, special events – and more.