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Peter Jarvis is known for his incredible collection of art and is giving the public the chance to admire over 30 of his pieces in a new exhibit at the Taupō Museum.

Line and Form – Theo Schoon

A self-proclaimed city art dealer, Peter has an extensive collection of graphics which he has collected since 1968. He still buys and sells high quality, original New Zealand art.

Peter is known in art circles across New Zealand for his popular Ferner Galleries which were established in the early 1980s and have established themselves across the country in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. He now owns a two-acre block turned into a native art and bush refuge in Acacia Bay.

The Taupō Museum was fortunate to have a fantastic collection loaned to them by Peter for the line and shape
exhibition in its main gallery, which complements that of Plateau Printmakers prints opening of the exhibition the same day in the Niven room of the museum.

Peter’s exhibition includes works by over 30 of New Zealand’s leading artists of the 20th century, including Rudolf Gopas, Lois White, Bill Hammond, Evelyn Page, Edith Collier, Trevor Lloyd, Maud Sherwood, Michael Smither and Adele Younghusband.

All artworks were created in the 20th century, during the era of modern art. At the time, lithography, monotype, woodcut and many more were gaining popularity among artists around the world, later mixed with other mediums such as digital printing and photography.

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will open with a conference by Peter and members of the Graveurs du Plateau on Friday September 30 at 5:30 p.m. and will continue until November 21. The Taupō Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free for locals and tamariki, otherwise $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Visit the Taupo Museum Facebook page or www.taupodc.govt.nz/museum for more information.

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