Newsletter January 2017

Back with a bang

This summer has been rather gloomy but not our visitor numbers! We have received a record number of summer visitors since we opened the museum door to the public on 4th January.  We believe this is largely due to a shorter summer break and also the marvelous Anne McCahon's exhibition currently showing at Te Uru Contemporary Waitakere Gallery, Titirangi. 

The exhibition is still on for a few more weeks and is closing soon on 12th February 2017. 

More info on the exhibition:
"A Table of One's Own: The Creative Life of Anne McCahon"
Te Uru Contemporary Waitakere Gallery
420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi
10am to 4.30pm

Welcoming Imogen Taylor to the residency

Image from artist. 

This summer (Jan-Mar) we welcome another outstanding artist - Imogen Taylor to Parehuia - McCahon House Artist's Residency. 

Imogen is an Auckland based painter, whose work explores the balance between abstraction and representation, whilst referencing past European art movements such as Cubism and movements closer to home like Regionalism. Please visit our website for more information on the artist. 


Upcoming visitor programme - panel discussion

McCahon House Trust will be hosting a panel discussion in conjunction with Anne McCahon's exhibition (currently showing at Te Uru Gallery) at Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki. The panel will be chaired by our director Vivenne Stone and the speakers are Lisa Crowley, Judy Darragh, Jessica Douglas, Jacqueline Fahey, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Lisa Reihana and Imogen Taylor.

Lisa Crowley is a senior lecturer at Elam School of Fine Arts and is also a practicing artist. Judy Darragh is a renowned New Zealand artist and is currently on the McCahon House Residency's selection panel. Jessica Douglas is one of the major researchers for the Anne McCahon’s exhibition and is writing her thesis on Anne McCahon for a master of arts degree at the University of Auckland. Jacqueline Fahey is a New Zealand painter and writer. Sarah Smuts-Kennedy has just recently completed her McCahon House Residency. Lisa Reihana is an award wining artist and Imogen Taylor is our current artist in residence.

“Kitchen Table Conversations: a panel discussion around opportunities and concerns for NZ women artists in the 21st century inspired by the work of Anne McCahon”

Thursday 9th February 

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
Entry via clock tower


We are now on Instagram

Follow our pictorial journey on our Instagram page.

Alumni artists' exhibitions

Luise Fong (Group Show)
Flirting with Light
Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland
13 Dec through summer

Liyen Chong (Group Show)
Window group show
Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland
18 Dec - 25 Feb

Ruth Buchanan, Luise Fong, Lisa Reihana and others  (Group Show)
All Lines Converge 
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
17 Dec - 20 Mar

Campbell Patterson  (Group Show)
Task Action
The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
15 Nov - 7 May



McCahon House Trust acknowledges and sincerely thanks all our Funders and Sponsors. 



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