How can we better understand Colin McCahon's capacity to address differences between Māori and Pākehā, and how successful was he?
Ngahiraka Mason is an artist and art historian. She was a curator at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki from 1999 to 2015. Her first exhibition was Urewera Mural: Colin McCahon. Ngahiraka was a trustee on Te Māori Manaaki Taonga Trust. The Trust was established after the watershed exhibition Te Māori: Māori Art from New Zealand Collections (1984–87) to 'encourage and provide for education and training of Māori in the skills required for the care and display of taonga Māori'. Her curatorial interests strongly relate to old knowledge and new understandings within indigenous sites of knowledge, to generate awareness of the value of culture.
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In association with our previous exhibition Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide and part of the Colin McCahon Deane Lecture series.