In this exhibition, presented amidst the elevated skyscapes of Titirangi and developed in collaboration between artist André Hemer and curator Andrew Clifford, an international network of artists negotiate the physical and digital interplay of light and space as a way to communicate ideas of place – locally, globally and imagined.
Chris Charteris and Emily Siddell collaborate on large scale jewellery works, exploring different qualities of glass, both with the very familiar shapes of recycled wine bottles and the most ancient and natural form of glass, obsidian.
Roger Ballen is one of the most important photographers of his generation. He was born in New York in 1950 but has been living and working in South Africa for over 30 years. In his earlier works his connection to the tradition of documentary photography is clear but through the 1990s he developed a style he describes as ‘ballenesque’...
Lonnie Hutchinson (Ng?i Tahu, Samoan) and Reuben Paterson (Ng?i T?hoe, Ng?ti Rangitihi, Scottish) are renowned contemporaries; two artists who have firmly embedded M?ori and Polynesian world-views and visual languages into their practices...
Tactile bronze forms lay at rest as potential sites of action. Hannah Valentine’s Flex engages with the zone of the gym and the way we construct and understand our bodies, using forms reminiscent of exercise equipment to explore modes of sensory engagement and haptic knowledge.
The Asia-Pacific Century is an ongoing project prompted by the growth of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Maori, Asian, and Pacific populations, with Statistics New Zealand projecting that these groups are set to collectively make up 52% of the total population in 2038 (up from 35% in 2013). The first phase on the project — which took the form of an open research space at Enjoy Public Art Gallery in August 2016 — considered ‘Asia-Pacific’ as a lens to think through our changing national identity.
Oliver Perkins is the most recent McCahon House artist-in-residence. He produces works that are suggestive reminders of paintings' relationship to common objects, making reference to art histories, the potential of materials, and cognitive thought processes, all as prompts for an intensive studio practice.
Lois McIvor (1930-2017) was a significant force in the local West Auckland art community in many ways. She lived almost next door to the McCahon family for a number of years, later taking art lessons from Colin, and her book Memoir of the Sixties is an important document of the Auckland scene at that time. She was a founding member of the Association of Women Artists, Artists Alliance and the Titirangi Community Arts Council.
Sarah Smuts-Kennedy was artist-in-residence at McCahon House from September-November 2016 and will be returning to Titirangi to exhibit at Te Uru for the anniversary of that pariod.
Learn some of the ways people sourced plentiful kaimoana and how they used Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa as a means of travel. View images and archives relating to the Manukau Harbour, loved and enjoyed by many.