Autumn at the Cottage

The house is open every afternoon except Mondays and Tuesdays and Public Holidays. Walking into McCahon House provides a rare look inside the life of one of New Zealand’s greatest artists during one of his most prolific, creative periods. Standing in the house, listening to the stories told by McCahon and the people around him, you get a sense not just of the artist but of the era in... Read more



Exhibition at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery Daniel Malone’s conceptually-driven but wide-ranging practice has frequently been characterised by a keen engagement with context. For Titirangi Apocrypha, Malone returns to New Zealand from Poland with the productive distance of his recent travels to mine both the art practice and the subsequent art historicization of renowned artist... Read more


White Night: Daniel Malone Talks to Titirangi Apocrypha. 7.30pm

WHITE NIGHT: ARTIST TALKS at TE URU As part of White Night, Te Uru will be open extended hours from 6pm-9pm. Come along to see our current exhibitions and hear from the artists and curators who will be speaking during the evening.  6pm: A floor talk by Curators Ariane Craig-Smith and Chris McBride, who will discuss A Delicate Balance (Gallery 1) 6.30pm: Sound... Read more


McCahaon House Trust News - March 2015

NEW - Friends GROUP Membership NEW - If you belong to an Art Group or Collective,  you can join using our new FRIENDS GROUP MEMBERSHIP programme..   Receive invitations to special events, preferential purchasing opportunities  and many other benefits. Group membership $400 per group of five, $700 for a group of ten, people joining together.  The current offerings for... Read more


Daniel Malone in Conversation with Jon Bywater

Current McCahon House Artist in Residence Daniel Malone in conversation with Jon Bywater Daniel Malone is a conceptually driven, context sensitive artist who explores the interconnected complexities of identity and place. Malone selects material from the full range of media available including found ephemera and objects, drawing and painting, sound and performance, to create works with... Read more


Letter from McCahon revealed on the back of "Nelson Landscape from Queen's Drive" during conservation of the work.

During restoration of Colin McCahon's 1947 painting Nelson Landscape from Queen's Drive, currently held in the BNZ art collection, Wellington paper conservator Louise Newdick spotted a note scrawled on its back while carefully removing the cardboard backing. "Dear B & N, this is a present for the new house and also for Helen from us,"  a portion of the note reads. Additional... Read more


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