Pete Bossley’s drawing practice has been a part of his daily life for over 40 years.  More than a record, his sketches show a sense of place, people and atmosphere. 

Over two evening sessions Pete will impart  his ideas and inspiration for drawing and observation, colour and composition. 

Attendees will be invited to participate in drawing exercises led by Pete looking at our current exhibitions and the gallery’s surroundings.

Hospitality and materials will be provided. Places are limited and booking is required here.


Pete Bossley has an extensive reputation in architecture and interior design, with particular experience in galleries,  museums and residential. He is known for a number of memorable buildings such as the Museum of NZ Te Papa Tongarewa, the Sir Peter Blake extension to the National Maritime Museum in Auckland, many iconic houses throughout the country, apartment buildings and social housing projects.  

He is involved as a concept designer in all projects in the practice, and his work has received numerous architectural awards. He has exhibited and lectured extensively on his work here and overseas, including Tokyo, Vancouver, Santiago, and Australia. He has also taught architectural design for over 25 years, and was adjunct professor of Architecture at Unitec Architecture and Landscape School. Pete’s work has been published in a wide variety of New Zealand and international publications, and a monograph of the practice was published in 2005. In 2012 Pete was awarded the NZIA Gold Medal, the highest honour in New Zealand Architecture.

Pete Bossley sketch