McCahon House Artists in Residence 2015 -2016 Announced

McCahon House Trust is delighted to announce the three outstanding New Zealand artists, Louise Menzies, Bepen Bhana and Suji Park, who have been selected for the 2015 -2016 artists’ residency programme.   Louise Menzies, an Auckland based artist, typically offers us objects, images and situations that explore past and present through attention to the way they are already represented.... Read more


Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Art Gallery OPENING EVENT

After two years of construction, and many more years planning, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery will open their new building on the morning of Saturday 1 November. Starting with an official public ceremony, there will be a day of special events throughout the Lopdell Precinct and further activities across the weekend.


Artweek Art Tour

Art Week Tour Saturday 18 October 2pm Lopdell House, Titirangi. The McCahon House Residency Art Collection now adorns the halls of Lopdell House. The works represent over 20 New Zealand artists during their emerging or mid career phase and were developed during their residency. Former Lopdell House Gallery curator Kate Wells will provide an interpretative tour through the works. The tour... Read more


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


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