Private exhibition at the home of Flora Scales


August, 1976


Auckland, New Zealand

“In 1977 [1976] when Helen’s eyesight was starting to fail and she desperately wanted to return to Europe but was lacking in funds, I held an afternoon tea and exhibition of her paintings in Helen’s flat and invited my women’s painting class and a few other friends along. A number of Helen’s paintings were purchased, enough for her to go back to France. On her departure she gave me her precious mahogany painting box. Later, when I heard that her eyesight appeared to have stabilised enough to continue painting, I shipped it back to her in France.” – ‘A Friend of Flora’ by Gretchen Albrecht, Flora Scales, The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatū, Nelson, New Zealand, 2018, pg 42

Held at the home of Flora Scales, 38 Brentwood Avenue, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. This exhibition must have taken place between late July, when unsold works from the exhibition Helen F.V. Scales were returned to Scales by Peter McLeavey in Wellington, and December 1976 when Scales returned to France.

Exhibition artworks