No Less than Everything
The art and times of Janet Paul
Runs from 15 September – 21 November | 10am – 5pm, Monday – Saturday | Level one
For me painting has always been a language of feeling: a way of knowing where I am, of celebrating life. And drawing became another kind of meditation.
– Janet Paul, 1986
Dame Janet Paul (1919-2004) had a notable career deeply involved in New Zealand’s cultural milieu. She was a significant presence among our publishers, writers and artists; and she was herself widely respected for her artwork and writing.
The Turnbull Library holds a wealth of material relating to Janet Paul, including a great number of her sketchbooks, featured in this exhibition. No Less than Everything opens the page on an extraordinary woman and her world.
Janet Paul, Tuateawa, Coromandel, ca 1990. Ref: A-320-018.