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Exhibition and Silent Auction​ Thurs 17 – Sun 20 Oct, 11am – 5pm daily The exhibition showcases a selection of work from the 2006 - 2013 Artists’ Residency programme  in the Artists' Studio  Floor talk: Regan Gentry Sat 19 Oct, 2pm Panel Discussion: Contemporary Art, Does Audience Matter? ​Sun 20 Oct, 2pm – 3pm Colin McCahon famously... Read more

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McCahon's Kauri with Peter Simpson

McCahon’s Kauri with Peter Simpson  Sunday 13 October, 11am  Early painters captured the majesty of kauri as singular giants and as mighty forest. In the 1950’s Colin McCahon was also captivated by kauri surrounding his Titirangi home.Arts historian Peter Simpson will give an illustrated presentation on McCahon’s kauri. An essay on the topic by Peter Simpson... Read more

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Studio Open Day - Fiona Pardington

A special opportunity to view the working studio of Dr Fiona Pardington, New Zealand’s leading photographer, to see how during her artist residency, she has transformed selected ephemera into luscious painterly still life photographs that explore and reference Colin McCahon’s still life paintings. In her residency application Dr Fiona Pardington proposed “He Whakaotia: An... Read more

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Fiona Pardington

Resident Artist News

Resident Artist News Fiona Pardington moved into the residency, and once we worked out how to keep the place warm she was straight into setting up the studio to commence a series of still-life works. A keenly anticipated visit into McCahon’s former home aroused her artistic sensibilities, as she knew it would. The series of still life in development will reference McCahon’s... Read more

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