Colin McCahon, in his studio 1982, five years before he died

Colin McCahon, in his studio 1982, five years before he died

The Big Mac turns 100 this year

  • Sat 8 Jun 2019
  • 1—2PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free

Critic and poet Wystan Curnow discusses the notion of writing about Colin McCahon as we celebrate the artist's centenary.

Curnow considers the type of book he might write, as someone who's life and career overlapped the artist's, alongside the question of what sort of book do today's readers need 100 years since McCahon's birth.

Colin John McCahon (1 August 1919 – 27 May 1987) was a prominent New Zealand artist whose work over 45 years consisted of various styles including landscape, figuration, abstraction and the overlay of painted text. McCahon's works became some of the most recognisable and celebrated paintings ever to be produced in New Zealand.

There are several McCahon works in the Govett-Brewster Collection.

Wystan Curnow

Wystan Curnow

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