Exhibitions

2000-2010
Colin McCahon
A Question of Faith
Fri 14 November 2003 - Sun 18 January 2004
Lower Level 2

Colin McCahon is New Zealand's first painter of major international importance. Since his death in 1987, his work and life as a painter, teacher and museum curator have become the subject of much discussion and research.

Organised by Dr Marja Bloem of the Stedelijk Museum in Holland, this major survey exhibition presents more than 70 works from the late 1930s to the early 1980s by this major modernist painter.

McCahon's work includes the exploration of the nature of spiritual belief and experience. Also central to his work are the issues of identity and spirituality through the New Zealand landscape, an exploration of Maori and environmental concerns and an attempt to engage with the challenges of "modernism" and abstraction.

Principal sponsor
The exhibition is curated and toured by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam with organisational support by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.
Sponsored by Creative New Zealand and private patrons in New Zealand and Australia.

Colin McCahon A question of faith 1970. Private collection, California, USA . Reproduced with permission of the Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust

 
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