From the Archive: Colin McCahon in Auckland

From the Archive: Colin McCahon in Auckland

Exhibition Details

Colin McCahon’s relationship with Auckland Art Gallery is explored in From the Archive: Colin McCahon in Auckland. Utilising photographs, ephemera and publications from Auckland Art Gallery’s E H McCormick Research Library, the archive exhibition takes visitors closer inside McCahon’s days as a curator, teacher and artist, as he moves from a career at Auckland City Art Gallery, to lecturing at Elam School of Fine Arts, before becoming a full-time painter in the early 1970s.

Don't miss our concurrent Colin McCahon exhibitions including, The Wake: A Poem in the Forest on the ground level and A Place to Paint: Colin McCahon in Auckland on level 2. 

Image credit
Colin McCahon photographed in the Auckland City Art Gallery 1961, Photograph by Bernie Hill. E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Date
Curated by
Finn McCahon-Jones and Caroline McBride

Selected artworks

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Not on display

Colin McCahon Studio #4
Colin McCahon Studio #4

Ian Macdonald

Production date
1977
Medium
c-type print
Size (h x w)
720 x 570 x 35 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2017
Accession no
C2017/1/8/3
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On display

The first waterfall
The first waterfall

Colin McCahon

On display

Production date
1964
Medium
oil on jute canvas on board
Size (h x w)
850 x 747 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/18
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Not on display

Waterfall
Waterfall

Colin McCahon

Production date
1964
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
304 x 304 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of an anonymous donor, 1985
Accession no
1985/64/5