City Gallery

Past event

McCahon and Māori in the Post-Treaty Settlement Era: Damian Skinner

1 July 2017

Specific cultural politics sustained McCahon’s painted engagement with Māori subjects in the late 1960s and 1970s. Pākehā art historian Damian Skinner asks what these artworks say to (and about) Pākehā as Aotearoa moves into a post-Treaty-settlement moment, and the dynamics of the relationship between Māori and Pākehā are once again on the move.

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