What a treat. The Hocken is opening for us. Delight and revel in Dunedin’s treasure/Taonga, held for the nation.
This tour is later in the year to see the newly opened Colin McCahon: A constant Flow of Light. Hocken Collections Uare Taoka o Hākena holds one of the most important collections of McCahon’s art in New Zealand in addition to significant archives relating to his life and work.
Focusing on the period between the mid-1930s and mid-1970s, ‘A Constant Flow of Light’ will draw from these collections presenting major works of art such as ‘The Virgin and Child compared’, 1948 and ‘The Wake’, 1958 and examining key ideas the artist explored over this forty year period. This exhibition is timed to coincide with a companion exhibition about the artist at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, as both institutions wish to acknowledge the artist’s significant relationship with Dunedin, and to share, investigate and interpret McCahon’s life and his art for new and current audiences.
Meet 11 am at the main entrance to The Hocken. Finishing about 1pm. Usual $20 to cover costs.
Hosted by James Dignan.
After the tour you join us for coffee and the usually spirited discussion.