Friends of the Museum

Protect and celebrate our cultural history and the legacy of a preeminent artist

The Friends of the Museum are committed to the protection of the historically significant former home of Colin McCahon and his family and surrounding Kauri forest at 67 Otitori Bay Road, Titirangi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

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The Friends of the Museum are committed to the protection of the historically significant former home of Colin McCahon and his family and surrounding Kauri forest at 67 Otitori Bay Road, Titirangi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

The seven years that Colin McCahon lived in Titirangi, from 1953 to 1960, encompassed the watershed of his career as a painter, both chronologically and in terms of his artistic evolution. ​

Your support will ensure that both the home and garden at 67 Otitori Bay Road receive a dedicated programme of restoration and care. The Museum is open to the public for guided tours, available for school and group visits, and is activated as a writer’s studio and space for dialogue and gatherings. ​ ​

We will continue to encourage engagement with this taonga and recognise it as a place for conversation, connection and inspiration. ​

"The home has huge resonance as a touchstone place that helps us better understand the life and work of our greatest modern era artist. It was a studio, a family home and a place where ideas were tested." 
- Graeme Burgess, heritage architect and lead for the original restoration project 

Become a Friend of the Museum

Funds will be dedicated to:

- supporting the ongoing protection and restoration of the once home of Aotearoa New Zealand's most significant modernist painter, Colin McCahon, and the surrounding Kauri forest which inspired many of his artworks

- public programmes established to provide a personal insight into McCahon's life, influence and impact

 

The Friend of the Museum membership fee

$300 per person, per year


Your benefits as a Friend of the Museum

- 10% discount on all publications​ sold by McCahon House Trust
- a McCahon tote bag and 10 gift cards​
- bi-annual newsletter with Museum project updates, news, and events
- invitation to a Museum event

To become a Friend of the Museum, please see the editable pdf membership form below. Download, complete and email to tamara@mccahonhouse.org.nz.

Alternatively, you are welcome to email us directly at mccahon@mccahonhouse.org.nz for information on how to join. 

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