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Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith - March 9


COLIN Mccahon: A QUESTION OF FAITH - 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 (1919-1987) 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.

FREE PUBLIC TOURS

COLIN McCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH Saturdays, Sunday and Public Holidays, 1pm These 40 minute tours are a great introduction to the life and work of New Zealand's most important painter. No bookings required. Meet in the gallery foyer. Visitor Group Tours - BOOK NOW! Bring your social or community group, your family and friends (6+ people) to City Gallery Wellington and enjoy a free 40 minute tour around Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith. Bookings essential, contact Tracey Monastra T:04 801 4241.

MICHAEL HIRSCHFELD GALLERY, CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON ADMISSION FREE

FINAL WEEK

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.

For Further Information Contact the City Gallery Wellington Publicity Department on 04 801 3959

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

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