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McCahon House

McCahon House is a small museum with big stories to tell. It is also the location of New Zealand’s most prestigious contemporary Artists’ Residency, Parehuia. Colin McCahon is recognised as New Zealand’s most important 20th century painter. A visit to the House Museum provides a rare insight into the life and work of Colin McCahon during the 1950’s. The residency programme began in late 2006 with inaugural artist Judy Millar. Three residencies a year, each of three months duration, are available to outstanding mid-career artists.

To date, 28 artists residencies have been awarded to Amy Howden-Chapman, Andrew McLeod, Andy Leleisi’uao, Ava Seymour, Ben Cauchi, Bepen Bhana, Campbell Patterson, Dan Arps, Daniel Malone, Eve Armstrong, Fiona Pardington, Gavin Hipkins, Glen Hayward, James Robinson, Jim Speers, Judy Miller, Kathy Barry, Lisa Reihana, Liyen Chong, Louise Menzies, Luise Fong, Martin Basher, Richard Lewer, Rohan Wealleans, Ruth Buchanan, Suji Park and Tiffany Singh. Artists receiving the residency live and work in the purpose built French Bay house with an attached studio located adjacent to the former home and studio of Colin McCahon. Artists receive a stipend from Creative New Zealand

Martin Basher, A series of 2 images, limited 5 copies. Spraypaint, screen-print, gold leaf, 594mm x 420mm, paper: Canon Archival 220gsm, $750 (unframed).