2014 2015 Artists' in Residence announced

The McCahon House Trustees and staff congratulate Amy Howden-Chapman, Daniel Malone and Campbell Paterson on their successful applications. The Trustees acknowledge and appreciate the careful consideration given to the 37 applications by the selectors. Amy Howden-Chapman will commence her residency in late Winter 2014. Selectors comment; “Her work engages with relevant... Read more


A Landscape with Too Few Lovers

Our first project has been listed on the BOOSTED crowd funding website!  We encourage you to donate a little to help us upgrade our educational resources this summer.  We are also wanting to make the interpretive displays more accessible to the community.     Visit the BOOSTED website to find out more.


ArtWeek Programme

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


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


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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