Dame Jenny Gibbs and Gordon Walters – a private collection


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Join us for an exclusive visit to the private art collection and residence of one of New Zealand’s most important art advocates, Dame Jenny Gibbs. After a welcome with drinks and canapés, Dame Jenny will join Julia Waite, Curator, New Zealand Art, in conversation about the history of her own collection, her deep interest in Gordon Walters’ art, and the ties that bind a diverse and remarkable collection.

This is a truly unique opportunity to hear Dame Jenny speak surrounded by privately owned works of Walters and other key artists. This is a fundraising event and the proceeds will benefit the programmes and activities of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.


About Dame Jenny Gibbs DNZM

Dame Jenny is well known as a patron of the arts, having served as a trustee on the Arts Foundation New Zealand, the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation and the Auckland Contemporary Art Trust, and on the boards of the Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa New Zealand and NBR New Zealand Opera. In addition to her work in the arts, Dame Jenny served on The University of Auckland Council almost continuously from 1975 to 2009, including two terms as pro-chancellor.


About Julia Waite

Julia Waite is Curator, New Zealand Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, where she has worked on a number of exhibitions including the 5th Auckland Triennial (2013), Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930– 1960 (2015–18) and Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America (2016). Julia co-curated Gordon Walters: New Vision, a comprehensive survey of one of New Zealand’s most influential modern artists. The exhibition is on display at Auckland Art Gallery until 4 November 2018.

Dame Jenny Gibbs’ private gallery

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