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Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith


Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith Until 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.

PUBLICATION ON SALE Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith

"Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith is the most important New Zealand art book for over 12 years." Parsons Bookshop

This landmark McCahon publication documents in lavish detail the exhibition - with colour plates of all paintings featured - there are a further 112 illustrations, many previously unpublished. McCahon's art is addressed in essays written by Marja Bloem, curator of the exhibition, Colin McCahon's son William McCahon, celebrated Australian writer Murray Bail and critic Francis Pound. Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith contains the most comprehensive bibliography ever compiled of the artist and a detailed chronology of his life and work.

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Edited by Marja Bloem and Martin Browne, Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith was compiled by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and published in New Zealand by Craig Potton Publishing. The publication is available at City Gallery Wellington for $59.95 paperback, and $79.95 hard cover.

MICHAEL HIRSCHFELD GALLERY, CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON ADMISSION FREE

CONVERSATION PIECES Collaborative Works 20 December 2002-20 January 2003

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


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