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Free Artist's Floortalk

Free Artist's Floortalk

Richard Killeen - a personal response to McCahon As part of an outstanding series of free events now on at City Gallery Wellington celebrating the landmark exhibition Colin McCahon - A Question of Faith, senior New Zealand artist Richard Killeen will give a personal response to the work of McCahon on Sunday 16th February at 2pm.

Taught by Colin McCahon at Elam School of Fine Arts during 1965 and 1966, Richard Killeen offers the public a fascinating insight into the work of McCahon, both through his own personal experience and his perspective as one of this country's leading contemporary artists.

In his floortalk entitled The Second Commandment, Killeen will explore themes of landscape and writing, in particular McCahon's use of religious content and the meaning of the texts in his paintings.

Colin McCahon - A Question of Faith contains 77 works from throughout McCahon's career, with particular emphasis on his works from the 1960s and 1970s. Curated by Dr. Marja Bloem, a leading international curator and Senior Curator at the Stedelijk Museum, the exhibition focuses on a central aspect of McCahon's practice - his spiritual quest, and personal exploration of questions of faith, doubt, hope and, eventually, despair. The exhibition runs until 9 March. 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.

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