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


McCahon House Trust News - January 2015

House Museum new days and hours Wednesdays to Sundays  Except Public Holidays 1 to 6pm January LAST DAYS to experience cottage during the early evening light 1 to 4pm from 1 February 2015 This gorgeous weather reminds me of McCahon's early Titirangi works,  full of light and promise, that perfectly capture the ‘golden weather’ at French... Read more


Artists Talks: Tiffany Singh and Kathy Barry

Artists Talks with Kathy Barry and Tiffany Singh at Te Uru January Kathy Barry Sunday 18 January, 2pm Kathy Barry discusses Homeworld, her collaboration with Isobel Thom, and some of the ideas that underpin their recent work. Tiffany Singh Sunday 25 January, 2pm Tiffany Singh and filmmaker Robert Geoge discuss Singh’s McCahon House artist-in-residence project, her... Read more


Summer Visitor Hours 1pm - 6pm Wed - Sun

During January the House Museum will open from 1pm until 6pm, Wednesday to Sunday. A magical time to view the context of McCahons working environment.  We hope to see you there. New opening hours in 2015 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday:  1pm to 4pm Morning visits are available by appointment only. During January the House Museum will... Read more


McCahon House Trust News - December

Exhibition Opening at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery  Tiffany Singh: Life Is But A Vapour 11 December 2014 –... Read more


Education Programmes: Information Evening

McCahon House and Te Uru 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 opportunities can benefit your students.   Optional visit to McCahon House. McCahon House Colin McCahon is regarded as one of New Zealand’s most... Read more


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