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Events and information Dec 9 - 15


Week: 9 - 15 December 2002

EVENTS ADMISSION FREE Events Principal Sponsor: Montana Wines Ltd

Gordon H. Brown - Elements of Modernism in McCahon's Early Work 6pm, Thursday 12 December 2002

Hear distinguished McCahon scholar, Gordon H. Brown, discuss the work of fellow artist and friend Colin McCahon. He will consider how McCahon adapted examples of European modernist art in his early work, drawing on his extensive knowledge of McCahon's practice and his in-depth understanding of modernist art history and theory. Seats are limited for this free event. To secure your seat please phone 04 801 4241.

A partnership with the Art History programme, Victoria University of Wellington, on the occasion of Gordon H. Brown being awarded an Honorary Doctorate.

CURRENT EXHIBITION ADMISSION FREE

Colin McCahon:A Question of Faith 8 December 2002 - 9 March 2003

Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith is a major survey exhibition which has seen our leading artist described as the 'Van Gogh of Australasia', The exhibition, which is free to the public, features 77 works from throughout Colin McCahon's career. Set out chronologically, it enables visitors to follow McCahon's development from the early figurative styles of the 1940s to the later abstract works. Works have been drawn from public and private collections in Europe and Australasia.

Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith is curated and organised by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (SMA) with the organisational support of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand (AAG). The principal sponsor in New Zealand is Ernst & Young. The exhibition is generously supported by Creative New Zealand and private patrons in New Zealand and Australia. Indemnified by the New Zealand Government. Its presentation in Wellington is generously supported by Totally Wellington.

MICHAEL HIRSCHFELD GALLERY, CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON ADMISSION FREE

Closes Sunday 15 December

TRACE MURDOCH-15XTABLES 8 November-15 December 2002 Trace Murdoch's solo exhibition includes 15 meranti ply tables-one long and narrow, a cluster of seven tables in three colours and varying dimensions, and seven miniatures in a wall-mounted cabinet. The life-size tables are enclosed within two large wooden boxes that restrict access to several viewing slots, forcing viewers to see the tables through controlled vantage points or perspectives.

Trace Murdoch is a local building and furniture designer. His design work includes the hillside Houghton Bay retreat, Avid Gallery and Logan Brown restaurant. Trace Murdoch*15XTABLES is presented within the 360 programme*a full perspective on Wellington Art*which is generously sponsored by Designworks.

Opening Next Week: Friday 20 December

CONVERSATION PIECES Collaborative Works 20 December 2002-20 January 2003

Conversation Pieces includes 8 new works-the fruit of collaborations between 19 artists and designers. Combining, for example, sculpture and architecture, dance and film, painting and poetry, this group exhibition celebrates the sharing of ideas across different mediums and artforms.

Conversation Pieces features: Gavin Chilcott & Ian Wedde; Wayne Youle & Jo Randerson; Richard Reddaway & Sam Kebbell; Claire Martin & Luke Savage; Saffronn Te Ratana & Ngataiharuru Taepa; Raewyn Atkinson & Catherine Griffiths & Jenny Bornholdt; Elizabeth Thomson & Grant Franklin & Chris Chitty; Terry Urbahn & Ken Double & Patrick Velvin.

City Gallery Wellington is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding from the Wellington City Council.

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