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Gordon H. Brown: Colin McCahon


Sun 16 May 2010, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Where: Lower NZI Room, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard, from 12 May: $19.50
  • Earlybird: $16.50
  • Club Member: $15.50
  • Student: $9.75
  • Additional fees may apply

‘Once the painter was making signs and symbols for people to live by,’ Colin McCahon wrote. ‘Now he makes things to hang on walls at exhibitions.’ Filling his paintings with kauri and cliffs, the candle and the T, he sought to develop signs and symbols for our modern world.

Leading McCahon scholar Gordon H. Brown, OBE, gives a short illustrated talk featuring images from his significant new book Towards a Promised Land: On the Life and Art of Colin McCahon (2010), followed by a conversation with noted McCahon curator and writer, Peter Simpson.

A trusted friend of McCahon’s from 1952 until 1987, Brown draws on many years of writing, thinking and talking about the meanings of McCahon's paintings to offer a vivid new portrait of our most distinguished artist.

Presented as a part of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.

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