Peter McLeavey, NZOM

Peter McLeavey (image courtesy of Street and City Photos)

Wellington dealer Peter McLeavey was today made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to the arts.  McLeavey started out selling work by the likes of Toss Woolaston, Colin McCahon and Gordon Walters from the bedroom of his flat in Wellington and has now run his influential Cuba Street Gallery for over 40 years.  In 2009 McLeavey was the subject of ‘The Man in the Hat’, a documentary directed Luit Bieringa that you can watch online here thanks to New Zealand on Screen.

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