20 Mar 2022

Diana Halstead: Archetypes

From Standing Room Only, 1:50 pm on 20 March 2022

In the 1990s Artist and political activist Diana Halstead spent a miserable few years living in Devonport - she found it claustrophobic after living in the wilderness of the Waitakere Ranges.

Each day she expressed her frustrations in her art, creating a remarkable series of spontaneous works of hybrid human-animal figures from crayon, oil paints and watercolours.

For decades the pictures have been stored under her bed at her current home in the Coromandel, but she's hauled them out and now published many of them in a book called Archetypes.