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  • Date: 1 July 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 3pm
  • Cost: Free

McCahon’s relationship with writer John Caselberg was long lasting and important. Writer and curator Peter Simpson responds to On Going Out with the Tide, reflecting on Caselberg within the context of McCahon’s other sources such as Matire Kereama’s The Tail of the Fish and the poetry of James K Baxter.

  • Date: 24 June 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 3pm
  • Cost: Free

Composer and writer Robin Maconie considers McCahon's work in relation to music and orality. 

In association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide

  • Date: 16 May 2017
  • Time: Tuesday, 10:30am
  • Cost: Free

Join us for a mid-morning tour of Petra Cortright: RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME in a baby-friendly environment for engaging with art.
Gallery Babes is best suited to babies aged 0–12 months.

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  • Date: 3 July 2017
  • Time: Monday, 6pm
  • Cost: Free

Some saw the Department of Conservation’s recent demolition of Māori architect John Scott’s Āniwaniwa Visitor Centre as the destruction of an important part of New Zealand’s architectural history. Scott’s son, designer/carver Jacob Scott, and writers and curators Gregory O’Brien and Peter Simpson discuss the controversial origins and history of the Visitor Centre and its relationship with McCahon’s 1975 Urewera Mural.

Part of the Deane Lectures series, presented in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide and supported by the Deane Endowment Trust.

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  • Date: 29 June 2017
  • Time: Thursday, 6pm
  • Cost: Free

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon Jim Bolger and Ngāi Tūhoe Chief Negotiator Tāmati Kruger discuss the Treaty settlement process. Both sit on Te Urewera Board.

Part of the Deane Lectures series, presented in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide and supported by the Deane Endowment Trust.

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  • Date: 24 June 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 2.30pm
  • Cost: Free

Laurence Simmons responds to Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide, considering McCahon’s work in relation to prophecy. For Simmons, McCahon does not merely depict the great Māori prophets, but actually identifies with them, understanding his own work as prophecy and even performatively bringing about their prophecies in his work.

Laurence Simmons is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Auckland. He has written widely on contemporary New Zealand art and is currently writing a book with Rex Butler on McCahon's afterlife.

Make an afternoon of it and join Laurence Simmons as he introduces the screening of Runaway at 4.30pm at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets.

  • Date: 17 June 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 4.30pm | At Ngā Taonga, corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets
  • Cost: Free

Introduced by musician Ray Ahipene-Mercer and City Gallery Chief Curator Robert Leonard.

Avondale Dogs 
1994, Dir. Gregor Nicholas, 15min
A young boy grapples with something bigger than he realises: the love within himself brought into focus through his relationship with his dying mother and this love's power of transcendence in times of pain and loss. A multi-award winning film.

Don’t Let It Get You
1966, Dir. John O’Shea, 1hr 20min
This feel-good musical comedy from Pacific Films was their third feature, and one of the few made during the lean years of New Zealand filmmaking of the 1950s and 1960s. Featuring an all-star cast, including Howard Morrison, Kiri Te Kanawa, and the Quin Tikis, on release it was publicised as 'a tonic film that doesn't let the blues get you. When it finishes, you feel as if the time has gone too fast and you leave the theatre wanting to see it all over again'.

Screening takes place at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, corner of Ghuznee & Taranaki Streets. 

Part of a film programme exploring New Zealand race relations in the 1960s and 1970s. A joint project wth Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide.

  • Date: 17 June 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 3pm
  • Cost: Free

Writer and curator Gregory O’Brien responds to Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide, highlighting the artist’s non-conformist relationship with Catholicism, his enduring love of poetry, and his reverence towards nature.

  • Date: 12 June 2017
  • Time: Monday, 6pm
  • Cost: Free

In the 1950s, McCahon and his family lived in the Titirangi bush, in a small house, where he painted some of his most important works. The house now operates as a museum and artist residency. McCahon House Director Vivienne Stone reflects on its history and programme. Curator Aaron Lister explores artists’ responses to the house, including projects by Martin Basher, Ben Cauchi and Glen Hayward. Artist Shannon Te Ao discusses his work Untitled (McCahon House Studies). 

Part of the Deane Lectures series, presented in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide and supported by the Deane Endowment Trust.

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Other upcoming Deane Lectures include:

Personal Perspectives on the Treaty Settlement Process
Rt Hon Jim Bolger and Tāmati Kruger
Thursday 29 June, 6pm 

Colin McCahon’s Urewera Mural and John Scott’s Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre
Gregory O’Brien, Jacob Scott and Peter Simpson 
Monday 3 July, 6pm

The Maungapōhatu Diamond: The Poetics and Truth of Prophecy
Jeff Sissons
Monday 24 July, 6pm 

Further lectures will be announced. Speakers include Robert Leonard and Ngahiraka Mason. 

  • Date: 10 June 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 4.30pm | At Ngā Taonga, corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets
  • Cost: Free

Introduced by Sharon Hawke, daughter of Bastion Point occupation leader Joe Hawke.

Te Matakite o Aotearoa: The Māori Land March
1975, Dir. Geoff Steven, 1hr
This powerful documentary tracks the 1975 hīkoi led by Dame Whina Cooper, protesting the ongoing alienation of Māori land. The march began on 13 September from Kapo Wairua and from Te Hapua Marae, New Zealand's northern-most marae, and concluded at Parliament Buildings in Wellington one month later. 

Bastion Point: Day 507 
1980, Dir. Merata Mita, Leon Narbey and Gerd Pohlmann, 27min 
This film documents the occupation of Bastion Point/Takaparawhā in the struggle for Māori land rights. The protest began in 1977 when the government proposed to subdivide Māori land. Ngāti Whātua people occupied the land, built living areas and planted crops. The film concentrates on the 507th day of the occupation, when the protesters were forcibly evicted by police, and features interviews with occupation leader Joe Hawke. No other film crew was permitted in the occupied area. 

Screening takes place at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets. 

Part of a film programme exploring New Zealand race relations in the 1960s and 1970s. A joint project with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide. 

 

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