To recognize the life and art of Colin McCahon

The Trust

The McCahon House Trust was established in 1998 'to recognise the life and art of Colin McCahon through a residency of international standing and to preserve the McCahon House as a place for the public to visit'

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Emma Fitts, White Azales 1 & 2 in the Bunkroom, 2018. Photo Credit: Neeve Woodward.

The McCahon House Trust was established in 1998 'to recognise the life and art of Colin McCahon through a residency of international standing and to preserve the McCahon House as a place for the public to visit'

Patrons

Rt Hon Helen Clark ONZ SSI​ 
Former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme 
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage

Sir Bob Harvey​
Chairperson Waterfront Auckland
Former Mayor Waitākere City Auckland
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Treasurer 

Graeme Heap
Westfield New Zealand Limited construction and property focus; 
Chartered Accountant (30 years experience)

Trustees

Cynthia Smith, Chair 
Lawyer and arts advocate. Former Manager McCahon House Trust, Chair, Arts and Play Therapy in Education Trust, former trustee Artspace Aotearoa.

Charlotte Hellaby, Deputy-Chair
Former Deputy Chair Saint Cuthbert's College and Vice-Chair Auckland Decorative and Fine Arts Society

Jenny Smith
Arts Advocate and patron, docent Auckland Art Gallery 

Amanda Deane
Design Guild member and Arts Patron

Graeme Burgess
Conservation Architect

John Gow
Director - Gow Langsford, member McKelvie Trust Board, Northern Club Art Committee, Spark Arts Trust and Britomart Art Trust.

Naomi McCleary
Former Chair and co-founder McCahon House Trust. Arts Consultant at advocART Ltd, Going West Festival Producer, Trustee Waitakere Arts and Cultural Trust (CEAC), Former Arts Manager Waitakere City Council (17 years), consultant; trustee of the Corban Estate Arts Centre and Artists Alliance. Nominated NZ Woman of Influence 2015

Kathryn Roberts
Former Tax Partner PWC

Kim Smith
Art patron, Objectspace trustee, Vice president Costume and Textile Association of NZ.

Mark Watts
Managing Partner - GRC Partners Previous roles have included media relations manager for Westpac NZ and press secretary Helen Clark as well as a communications role with the Reserve Bank and Head of Corporate Affairs Bank of New Zealand.

Hannah Davis-Grey
Board intern

Staff:

Vivienne Stone - Executive Director

Ruby White - Social Media, Communications and Projects Manager

Alice Ng - Office and Museum Manager

Georgina White - McCahon House Museum docent

Rosie Kestle - McCahon House Museum docent

Open
Wed to Sun
1-4pm