Tag Archives: Colin McCahon

Shane Cotton Solo Exhibition Opens in Hong Kong

Shane Cotton Solo Exhibition Opens in Hong Kong

One of New Zealand’s foremost contemporary artists, Shane Cotton will present “The Voyage Out”, a solo exhibition of new works on at Hong Kong’s Rossi Rossi gallery until 27 December. The gallery explains: “Part of…

Transactions Over Canapés

Transactions Over Canapés

The Auckland Art Fair was held from 4-7 August at the Viaduct Events Centre where “a transactional air of confidence and optimism permeated the space, which was filled with the usual opening-night mix of…

McCahon for auction

McCahon for auction

Colin McCahon’s 1982 canvas I applied my mind is up for sale and will be auctioned on November 17 at Sydney auction house Deutscher and Hackett. Estimated to sell for between $8, and $1,2,,…

Colin McCahon

Colin McCahon

“McCahon was the artist who gave New Zealand a powerful visual identity and for that he is revered in his homeland. That he went further, to explore and communicate through the medium of painting…

Abstract-minded

Abstract-minded

New Zealand-inspired prints by American artist and solarplate expert Dan Welden feature in an exhibition at Adelphi University, Garden City, with some of the paintings evoking those of Colin McCahon. Both artists use abstraction…

Sister Galvan: Colin McCahon

Sister Galvan: Colin McCahon

An excerpt from the Documentary Sister Galvan on Colin McCahon

A Landscape with Too Few Lovers – Ross Harris

A Landscape with Too Few Lovers – Ross Harris

A beautiful piece comissioned by the Wallace Foundation: A landscape with too few lovers by Ross Harris

Art in New Zealand

Art in New Zealand

October’s Art in America features a “Report from New Zealand” by Richard Kalina, examining New Zealand artists and their work as well as the art history and institutions of the…

McCahon’s Edgy New-world Modernism

McCahon’s Edgy New-world Modernism

Peter Hill’s review of the Stedilijk Museum’s Colin McCahon exhibition – now showing in Sydney – perfectly encapsulates the New Zealand Edge. “Enough time has passed for a shift between the centre and the…

He is: Looking Edge-ward for Inspiration

He is: Looking Edge-ward for Inspiration

This year’s recipient of Australia’s $20,000 Dobell Prize for drawing, Aida Tomescu cites a work by Colin McCahon as the inspiration behind her winning piece, Negru III and Negru IV. “It triggered a series…

Big McCahon: harbinger of art globalisation

Big McCahon: harbinger of art globalisation

In a substantial feature, ‘Spreading the word’, in international art world standard, ArtForum, Thomas Crow talks to Stedelijk Museum curator Marja Bloem about the growing international reputation of Colin McCahon. Crow urges globalisation in…

Art-attack

Art-attack

September’s Art Monthly Australia includes celebratory reviews of Michael Stevenson’s This is the Trekka exhibit at the Venice Biennale, and the Stedelijk Museum’s Colin McCahon retrospective, currently showing in Melbourne. Louise Tegart on Stevenson:…

Land of the long black shadow

Land of the long black shadow

The Stedelijk Museum curated Colin McCahon retrospective – ‘A Question of Faith’ – reviewed in the Weekend Australian, prior to its opening at the Ian Potter Centre in Melbourne’s Federation Square. Critic Susan McCulloch:…

I am international

I am international

“He is the first important painter in that part of the world.” The Netherlands’ Stedelijk Museum is to hold the Western hemisphere’s first major retrospective of Colin McCahon’s work. “What at first sight…