Gordon Walters in Wellington: Talk and visit to McLeavey Gallery

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.

  • When | Āhea Sat 27 Jul 2019, 1.00pm–3.30pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Toi Art, Level 4 & McLeavey Gallery, Cuba St
  • Cost | Te utu The talk at Te Papa is free to attend, but please register for the visit to McLeavey Gallery as numbers are limited
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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, where Julia will chat with Hilary and Olivia McLeavey about the gallery and Walters’ relationship with his art dealer, Peter McLeavey.

Please note: McLeavey Gallery is not wheelchair or mobility device accessible. The gallery is located up two flights of stairs, on the first floor at 147 Cuba Street. The building does not have a lift. Seating will be available in the gallery.


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.

View of McLeavey Gallery. In the foreground hangs one painting, and beside it is a door with another painting hanging on the wall of the room beyond


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