Newsletter December 2016
Welcoming the new director - Vivienne Stone
McCahon House Trust warmly welcomes our new director - Vivienne Stone.
Vivienne has had a career spanning both the arts and commercial worlds. She’s been an independent producer in the arts industry across theatre, dance, music, film and contemporary arts projects.
In her varied career she still recounts her term as Director of South Island Arts Projects (now The Physics Room) and being Tour Manager for the sellout season of Hone Kouka’s play Waiora at The Brighton International Festival of the Arts as highlights. As a digital Producer she also developed the interactive touchscreen displays for Te Papa.
She established and headed up Saatchi & Saatchi NZ’s digital division, and has had an extensive career developing digital marketing solutions for a range of New Zealand and international brands including work with The NZ Arts Foundation, International Festival of the Arts and the City Gallery, Wellington. For the last few years she’s been working as a conduit between the commercial and cultural sectors.
She said: “I feel lucky to have the opportunity to work alongside the McCahon House Trust. I love the McCahon House Museum and Artists' Residency, and feel excited by opportunities to extend the education programme and engage new audiences, and build on the very good work that the Trust and outgoing Director Diane Blomfield have achieved to date.”
Recent event - 10th year anniversary celebration
From Left: Cynthia Smith, Jacqueline Amoamo and Victoria Carr.
McCahon House Trust celebrated its 10th year anniversary with a Black & White event at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery on 4th December. A checked jersey worn by Colin McCahon is the idea behind the Black and White theme. The photograph of McCahon wearing that jersey is currently on display at the museum. The Trust has also produced limited numbers of T-shirts (worn by Cynthia Smith in the picture) for fundraising purposes. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing one.
The anniversary event saw the gathering of many important stakeholders and everyone who belongs to the McCahon House Family. It was a reflective time to look back at what we have achieved while projecting ourselves into the future. The Trust would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have been a part of the McCahon House project including all the visitors, as the museum only comes alive when we have visitors through the door.
We are taking a break
McCahon House museum will be taking a short break over summer from 23rd December till 3rd January 2017. Normal hours (1-4pm Wed- Sun) resumes from 4th January 2017.
Have a safe and wonderful summer holiday!
Alumni artists' exhibitions
Sappers & Shrapnel: Contemporary Art and the Art of the Trenches
Art Gallery of South Australia, Brisbane
11 Nov - 29 Jan
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Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin
From 9 Dec 2016
Ruth Buchanan, Luise Fong, Lisa Reihana and others
All Lines Converge
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
17 Dec - 20 Mar
The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
15 Nov - 7 May