Amy Howden-Chapman Artweek Talk

Artists’ Residency Studio Artist Talk Saturday 18 October  Talk starts at 3.30pm  Open from 3pm You are invited to meet resident artist Amy Howden-Chapman to find out where her “investigation into the history of the anti-nuclear movement in NZ and its parallels with today’s movements to stop catastrophic climate change” has led her arts practice during the... Read more


Holiday Programme - Observational Drawing Classes

Wednesday 1st October: 12pm - 3pm Wednesday 8th October: 12pm - 3pm $15 per person (materials and afternoon tea provided) (11 -16yrs) Tutor : Jan Simmons McCahon House Volunteer and Art Teacher. This workshop will focus on the context that inspired Colin McCahon’s series of paintings during his 'Titirangi Years'. Using dry media, you will be encouraged to experience... Read more


Heritage Talks: 2 Talks on 2 Sundays

Sunday 28 September, 11am - 12pm:  Stacey Hill (Kauri Dieback Programme), focusing on kauri dieback, and the future of the iconic kauri that inspired much of McCahon's work during this time. Sunday 5 October, 11am-12pm: Lynda Simmons (Award winning Architect). Her talk will focus on the architecture produced during the years McCahon lived in Titirangi, and how the... Read more


Education Programmes: Information Evening

Thursday 27 November, 5 - 6pm Level 1 Seminar room, Lopdell House, 418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi        McCahon House and Lopdell House Gallery warmly invite primary and intermediate educators to join us for a free, informative evening outlining our upcoming programmes. Join us for light refreshments and discover how these exciting and focused educational... Read more


Poetry Night: To the Ends of the Verse

Award-winning poet Sam Sampson reads from his latest collection of  poems, joined by poet Serie Barford and musician Richard Ingamells. Venue: McCahon House Museum 67 Otitori Bay Road French Bay, Titirangi Doors open at 5.45pm  Mulled wine by kohl Limited seating please RSVP to


Kids at the Cottage - Holiday programme

Reuse, Up-cycle and Reclaim Holiday programme for kids (7-10yrs) - Making useful items from everyday 'junk'. Wednesday 9 July, 2-3 pm Wednesday 16 July, 2-3pm FREE EVENT - (numbers are limited) Colin McCahon was an innovator. The McCahon cottage reflects the 'no. 8 wire' mentality that New Zealanders, are practical, lateral-thinking, problem-solving types, capable... Read more


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