Photographs by Nicole Page-Smith
Thank-you for your hospitality in Gore from the Eastern Southland Gallery where Jeffrey Harris currently has the exhibition, Four Decades: Selected Drawings: 1979-2003, a small survey show of drawings. Jeffrey and Nicole enjoyed their stay and had a lovely weekend in the accommodation provided, a now renovated side chapel of a former church. The stay was very comfortable, thank-you. Prior to the opening party and dinner, Jeffrey and Nicole traversed the heritage trail to view the dragon's back, a mountain range with the local Maori legend suggesting a dragon lived in the mountains and you can still see his back. The heritage trail took both Jeffrey and Nicole through established gardens, a deer park and up to the cemetery. However, former ghosts more frequent the gallery below with a well accompanied permanent collection of the sexologist, John Money's ancient primitive arts collection on display in the adjoining side gallery. Gore appears to acclaim other claims to fame such as trout fishing, a country and western festival and the Fleming's Rolled Oats factory. The other selection as part of the Jeffrey Harris exhibition is from a former dealership association. Jeffrey's selection of drawings hang well in the adjoining room. The selection of Jeffrey Harris drawings from 1970-2003, have a strong reference to his personal states of being. Often a form of personal dialogue with the self is engaged in. The Jeffrey Harris exhibition, Four Decades: Selected Drawings: 1979-2003, is to carry through to 19th of April, 2015.