It is inside this house that artist Colin McCahon painted some of his best-known works. 

Step inside this slice of McCahon’s life to hear first-hand stories of the artist and his life in 1950s Auckland.

Photo Credit: Sam Hartnett



Colin McCahon (1919–1987) is  New Zealand’s most important 20th century painter. 

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Open to Visitors Wed - Sun 1pm - 4pm. 

Closed on Public Holidays unless advertised.

Visits outside these hours by appointment.

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McCahon Trust News

Newsletter January 2018

Pocket Histories - Imogen Taylor's residency show Image: Courtesy of Te Uru Gallery.   Imogen Taylor's, (McCahon House resident January - March 2017) post residency show opens at Te Uru Contemporary Waitakere Gallery 10 February 2018. Imogen and curator Ioana Gordon-Smith have opted for a group show. Pocket Histories features Imogen's work alongside work by Vita Cochran, Ngatai Taepa and Isobel Thom. ... Read more

Newsletter December 2017

Weekend visit to Gibbs Farm McCahon House Trust has organised a weekend visit to the amazing Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park for April next year. (The park is normally only open to view during the week.) A wonderful opportunity to bring the whole family out to Kaipara to enjoy the beautiful farm on the shores of the harbour and stroll amongst world class sculpture by both local and international artists. ... Read more

Sunday Sculptures at Gibbs Farm

SOLD OUT Sunday Sculptures at Gibbs Farm Sunday 8 April 2018 Here’s your chance for a unique weekend visit to the amazing Gibbs Farm sculpture Park where you can stroll amongst the work of some of the world’s greatest contemporary sculptors.  Funds raised support the work of  The McCahon House Trust     Before purchasing your tickets please read the Terms of Access and general information by clicking HERE. Gourmet... Read more


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