Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide
08 April - 30 July 2017
Colin McCahon is New Zealand’s most celebrated postwar painter. His name is synonymous with New Zealand art. In the 1960s and 1970s, he produced works addressing Māori subjects: motifs, language, stories, histories, sites. These works suggest a change of heart. Although the early McCahon, of the 1940s and 1950s, presumed to name and claim a silent and empty land, the later McCahon acknowledged Māori as tangata whenua.