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Toi Talk: McCahon

Tuesday 4 August 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

$15.00 – $25.00

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From his early religious paintings to the huge canvasses of the 1970s, this talk will look in depth at a group of Colin McCahon’s paintings that are currently on display in the Toi Art galleries.

McCahon described painting as ‘a potent way of talking’. We will explore the many, often diverse, ways in which he used his work to spark conversation and debate. While considering McCahon’s often radical experimentation with subject and scale, we will also address his constant connection to place, and to the landscapes of 20th-century Aotearoa.

The level 5 galleries will be changed out over the coming months so come enjoy this last opportunity to hear from a Te Papa Curator speak on the McCahon works on display.

Lizzie Bisley, Curator Modern Art, specialises in modern art and design, particularly from the years between 1920 and 1950. She has worked extensively on European and American modernism, and is currently researching contemporary New Zealand art of the interwar period.


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Tuesday 4 August 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$15.00 – $25.00
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Toi Art, Level 5, Te Papa
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