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little river feb mar 2018

Headland is about the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula, Horomaka. Walks and wanderings. Thinking about conservation and the sheer love and hard work of the locals who protect and manage the land and its beautiful birds. Our taonga. This exhibition feels like just the beginning, there is so much left to say.

Janie Porter February 2018

'Towards the Heads'                Governors Bay. Canterbury

'Towards the Heads'                Governors Bay. Canterbury

above seal cave Banks Track

above seal cave Banks Track

Titi (final).JPG

Titi: Sooty Shearwater




Tracks & Passes


 Light and Land

43 degrees south                          


Expressions and impressions of Canterbury in oils and acrylics. Thinking mountains and plains, place and time, longitude and latitude, a land thrust upwards on the edge.











These two paintings were shown in a Bryce Gallery group exhibition Dec 2014

Paths of Life: Tracks and Passes





Paths of Life: water

Paths of Life: water


The Four Seasons

paintings done in response to the poem by

Ruth Arnison

Poet in residence at Olveston Dunedin 2014















PoARTry exhibition

Olveston House

August 7th - 17th 2014


final Olveston 4seasons.JPG

Life on the plains

part of a group exhibition at

Nutpoint Centre Christchurch

Feb-March 2014







On this Great Plain

          solo exhibition

Bryce Gallery 1st - 12th Nov. 2013

Canterbury by Basil Dowling

..............painting a poem




From Canterbury and Other Poems,

by Basil Dowling,

Caxton Press 1949, reproduced with permission of the publisher.

The above paintings were divided into singles and/or groups of three. They took their titles from a phrase or line in the poem, ie: chafing worn shingle, long eastern beaches, sight rides.... etc