Newsletter March 2017

Newsletter March 2017

Artist talk: Lost in the bush - Cubism in the Waitakeres

Left: Imogen Taylor (Photo: Neeve Woodward), Right: Julia Waite (Photo: Auckland Art Gallery). 

Please join us for an after-hours artist talk with current artist in residence Imogen Taylor and Julia Waite, assistant curator at Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki. Amongst other painterly topics this discussion will attempt to investigate why Cubism continues to be revisited in New Zealand painting, using examples from Waite’s exhibition ‘Freedom & Structure’ (currently showing at Pātaka Museum, Porirua) and recent works from the artist's Parehuia residency.

"The sense of being lost in the bush occurs regularly in the dense Waitakere ranges and has recently been a reality for me several times during my McCahon House residency. The process of drifting off course and then instinctively trying to find a way back to a familiar landmark is not dissimilar to the process that occurs when making my paintings. The struggle between logic and instinct which informs my decision making process is something I’m interested in balancing with aspects of Cubism.” Imogen Taylor

In conversation: Imogen Taylor and Julia Waite
Title: Lost in the Bush -Cubism in the Waitakere
Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
Auditorium (Entry via clock tower)
29th March 2017 Wednesday
6-7 pm



  A successful McCahon House 10th Anniversary Show

'The Creative Life of Anne McCahon: A Table of One’s Own' Exhibition at Te Uru Gallery closed mid February.  The exhibition proved to be very popular, attracting nearly 11,000 visitors to the gallery over the three month period. Many positive comments were received around the importance of showcasing the work of Anne McCahon. Feedback from visitors included comments such as, “I had no idea she was an artist in her own right, and that she created so much work.”
The visitor programmes tailored around the exhibition were also very well received. The video of Kitchen Table Conversations: a panel discussion at Auckland Art Gallery on 9th February: with Lisa Crowley, Jessica Douglas, Judy Darragh, Jacqueline Fahey, Lisa Reihana, Imogen Taylor and Sarah Smuts-Kennedy is available here.

Daniel Malone's residency work on display

Daniel Malone, "Titirangi Apocrypha", 2015, Mixed Media, courtesy of Chartwell Trust

There is a recent change out at the exhibition "The Subject in the Land" in Auckland Art Gallery. Daniel Malone's "Floor Piece" is now replaced by his other work "Titirangi Apocrypha".  The work was created during his McCahon House Residency in 2015. By applying elements of appropriation and homage, combining with references from street tagging, bombing and political slogans, the work becomes the artist's subjective response to Colin McCahon's practice.  

The Subject in Land
Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
Ground Floor
until Nov 2017

Alumni artists' exhibitions

Tiffany Singh
The Journey of a Million Miles - Following Steps
NZ Maritime Museum, Auckland
18 Mar - 3 Sept

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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