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The Frank Checketts Collection

By: Eastern Southland Gallery
11-Dec-2021, 10:00 AM To
06-Feb-2022, 4:30 PM
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Event Details

Frank Checketts, an Auckland based potter and theatre set designer with strong southern connections, passed away in June 2020 and left the Eastern Southland Gallery a collection of 51 works by leading New Zealand potters.

Potters represented in the gift from the Checketts Estate include John Parker, Peter Lange, Merilyn Wiseman, Peter Collis and a collaborative work involving well-known sculptor Terry Stringer and John Dawson. This collection significantly strengthens our holdings of New Zealand ceramics.


Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 4.30pm, Weekends and Public Holidays 1-4pm.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.



  • Peter Collis, Blue Orb with Gold Leaf, porcelain
  • Rick Rudd, Hand-built Raku Vase, earthenware


Admission is by donation.


Eastern Southland Gallery 

Marcella Geddes, Gallery Programmes Officer

P 03 208 9907

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