10 August 2019 — 27 January 2020
A Place to Paint: Colin McCahon in Auckland considers McCahon’s long-time relationship with Auckland and the significance of the physical, spiritual and cultural landscape on his painting. His contribution to New Zealand was immense, and his paintings responded to the landscapes around his homes and studios in the Waitakeres, inner-city Auckland and Muriwai.
McCahon also created large scale painting that became part of Auckland’s built environment, such as artworks commissioned for the Convent Chapel of Our Lady of the Missions at Remuera. Don't miss out on this exhibition covering three decades and featuring rarely seen works.
McCahon was a leading painter, and an influential teacher, curator and critic. We are excited to share this exhibition, which presents an in-depth look at paintings that continue to resonate with us a century after his birth.
Kirsten Paisley, Director Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki