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Walk with Me

19 Oct 2013 - 20 Jul 2014

Art & Change gallery, Level 5, Te Papa

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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

Read more about this work in 'Poking holes in the space beyond' by Sarah Farrar in Off the Wall

Read more about this work in 'Inside the wild (Te Henga, December 2013)' by Paula Green in Off the Wall

Read more about this work in 'Ghosting' by James Brown in Off the Wall

Selected Works

Walk (Series C)

Colin McCahon

1973

Poster for 'James K. Baxter Festival 1973: Four Plays'

Colin McCahon

1973

Programme for 'James K Baxter Festival: 1973: Four Plays'

Colin McCahon

1973

James K Baxter's tangi, Jerusalem, Wanganui, 25 October 1972

Ans Westra

25 Oct 1972

Hone Tuwhare at James K Baxter's tangi, Jerusalem, Wanganui, 25 October 1972

Ans Westra

25 Oct 1972

James K Baxter at Horo Horo Students' Camp. From the series: Notes on the country I live in

Ans Westra

circa 1971

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