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Cubist art at Pataka

Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930–1960

Thursday 13 April 2017, 9:30 am - 1pm


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THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Travel by bus to Pataka in Porirua and join exhibition curator Julia Waite from the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on a tour of the exhibition Freedom and Structure. 

This exhibition looks at the significant effect of Cubism on New Zealand painting, and reveals its impact on the work of initial adopters John Weeks, Louise Henderson and Colin McCahon, and others including Melvin Day, Charles Tole and Wilfred Stanley Wallis. Freedom and Structure explores how these artists incorporated the radical language of Cubism, weaving it into their work in inventive ways.

Featuring art from private lenders and major New Zealand institutions, this is a wonderful opportunity to view a great collection of cubism influenced New Zealand art.

Following the tour of Freedom and Structure you will have time to view other Pataka exhibitions including 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016 and purchase refreshments at the Kaizen Café.

The bus will depart Te Papa at 9.30am and return by 1pm.

Feature image: Detail from French Bay, 1957, Auckland, by Colin McCahon. Oil on canvas on board, Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1984


Members $20, non-members $30 (includes transport, tour of exhibition and free parking at Te Papa)