Art Week: Exhibition, Silent Auction
Released: 10 October 2013
McCahon House – Art Week
Exhibition, Silent Auction, Floor Talk and Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion: Contemporary
Art, Does Audience Matter?
Sunday 20 October, 2pm – 3pm
McCahon House Studio
Colin McCahon famously said “As a painter I often care more for you than you do about me, if I didn’t I wouldn’t be doing my job properly as a painter”
Join us in conversation with artists Dieneke Jansen, Nicola Farquhar and Tiffany Singh, moderated by journalist Josie McNaught, to discuss the importance of audience in an artists practice.
Artist Dieneke Jansen was the winner of the 2013 National Contemporary Art Award. The senior visual arts lecturer at AUT has a range of views about the position of the audience, and wrestles with the complexity and at times contradictory nature of who we make art for.
Tiffany Singh is the next McCahon House Artist in Residence. She is interested in discussing the role of the audience, as without an audience her artwork would not exist. For within the work there is an audience artist shift and the work oscillates between being private and then totally public.
Nicola Farquhar is an artist who lives and works in Auckland. Recent shows include 'New Revised Edition' at City Gallery, Wellington and 'Daylight's Feeling Forms' at Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland, both 2013. Nicola is interested in an expanded idea of the audience – a network of individuals and ideas from the past, present, and future.
Moderator Josie McNaught Josie’s strong news gathering talents have been developed over her 20 year career which includes many roles in arts television including Backchat and Frontseat and as associate producer for New Artland (TVNZ 6). She has also held senior director and producer roles for a variety of shows. Josie writes regularly about the arts, design and architecture for a range of publications, but for the visual arts audience she is probably best known for her independent, hard-hitting opinion pieces that have appeared in Art News over the last five years. She is currently freelancing while studying for a law degree, which she copes to combine one day with her media and arts skills.
Exhibition and Silent Auction
Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 October, 11am – 5pm daily
Floor talk: Regan Gentry Saturday, 2pm.
McCahon House Studio
The exhibition showcases a selection of work from the 2006 - 2013 Artists’ Residency programme. This is an opportunity to learn more about contemporary art practice and to purchase a work from outstanding New Zealand artists.
The McCahon House residency opened in 2006, since then 20 contemporary artists have had an opportunity to live and work in the environs that so inspired Colin McCahon. The exhibition and silent auction will include a selection of works by Martin Basher, Lisa Reihana, James Robinson, Ben Cauchi, Ruth Buchanan, Richard Lewer, Kathy Barry, Judy Miller, Liyen Chong, Luise Fong, Rohan Weallean,