For this dinner, resident artist Emily Karaka collaborated with her whanaunga, hāngi master Rewi Spraggon. In 2009, the McCahon House artist’s residence was gifted the name Parehuia by Te Kawerau ā Maki elder, Eru Thompson. Throughout the evening, Emily, Rewi and Pita Turei shared Te Kawerau ā Maki stories of Parehuia and Titirangi. We were thrilled to offer hāngi kai to guests.
Spend a Sunday on the shores of the Kaipara Harbour. Stroll amongst an awe-inspiring collection of sculpture by world renowned artists, set in the beautiful rolling hills of the Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, all in support of the McCahon House Trust.
Tickets and Gourmet Lunch pre-orders are available at the link below.
This dinner was a collaboration between resident artist Richard Frater, K Road based OPEN coffee and social enterprise Whakamanatia. The result was a generous evening sharing stories of displacement, land loss and environmental issues; alongside the sharing and celebrating of kai and rituals towards healing and connection through stories of Te Ao Māori and connection to taiao our natural environment.
McCahon House hosted two live stream launches to celebrate the publication of ‘Endless Yet Never’ by Martin Edmond.
On Tuesday 3rd November, Martin Edmond in conversation with Courtney Johnston (Tumu Whakarae/Chief Executive of Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand).
On Sunday 8th November, Martin Edmond in conversation with Rex Butler (Art historian, writer and Professor of Art History & Theory at Monash University).
Watch recordings of these conversations below.
Endless Yet Never can be purchased via our webstore here.
Martin Edmond was born in Ohakune, New Zealand and lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a BA in English and Anthropology from Auckland University (1975), an MA (Hons) in English Literature and Language from Victoria University of Wellington (1977) and a Doctorate of Creative Arts from Western Sydney University (2013). He has written a number of books on art and artists, including The Resurrection of Philip Clairmont (1999), The Supply Party - Ludwig Becker on the Burke and Wills Expedition (2009), Dark Night: walking with McCahon (2011) and Battarbee and Namatjira (2014). A biography of convict artist Joseph Lycett remains unpublished. He was given the Prime Minister’s Award for achievement in non-fiction in 2013.
Courtney Johnston took up the role of Tumu Whakarae | Chief Executive at Te Papa in December 2019, after join the museum in September 2018 as Director Audience & Insight. Courtney has lived and worked in Wellington since 2000. She holds a Masters in Art History from Victoria University of Wellington, and was the 2015 recipient of a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Scholarship to research contemporary museum practice in the United States. From 2012 to 2018, Courtney was Director of The Dowse Art Museum, a highlight from this role was curating Gavin Hipkins: The Domain, an expansive survey of this New Zealand photographer's work, and editing the accompanying publication. She was also the visual arts correspondent for RNZ’s ‘Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan’ from 2010 to 2019.
Rex Butler is Professor of Art History at Monash University, Melbourne. He is a great fan of Colin McCahon ever since seeing his 1984 exhibition at the Biennale of Sydney as a university student. He has written on McCahon’s work several times, both by himself and with Laurence Simmons.
McCahon House are pleased to offer for sale this short but highly informative introduction to the life and work of Colin McCahon.
For this dinner resident artist Ana Iti, chef Martin Bosley and Kono, one of Aotearoa’s foremost whanau-owned, Maōri lead food and beverage producers came together to present a meal that looked to Ana’s indigenous heritage and reflected the tūrangawaewae of the kai moana and wines.
Join us this Saturday 7 or Saturday 21 to make kauri cone design potato stamp Christmas cards at the McCahon House.
Materials are provided free of charge and all ages are welcome.
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A panel discussion led by Ron Brownson with Ralph Paine, Bepen Bhana and Emily Karaka on McCahon's Gate III
A film by esteemed Japanese artist Taro Shinoda filmed over a 10 year period capturing the full moon from the perspective of 12 of the world’s most iconic cities.
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