Art & Change gallery, Level 5, Te PapaPrevious Exhibition
Walk with Me
I don’t regard these canvases as ‘paintings’ … They are just bits of a place I love and painted in memory of a friend … who now - in spirit - has walked the same beach.
Colin McCahon, 1973
Colin McCahon set his sweeping multi-canvas work Walk (Series C) at Muriwai beach. The work is, in part, an imagined walk along the beach with the poet James K Baxter, who had died the year before. Like Baxter, McCahon wrestled with his Christian faith, and was influenced by Māori spirituality. Walk (Series C) is a meditation on a ‘walk’ common to both traditions - the journey from life to death and beyond.
From October 2013 to March 2014, the gallery features responses to Walk (Series C) by contemporary writers, musicians, and dancers. For details, go to arts.tepapa.govt.nz/events