McCahon House Museum, Titirangi

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The McCahon House Project embraces and celebrates the past, the present and the future of New Zealand Art.

In the kauri-clad foothills of the Waitakere Ranges sits a little red bach where Colin McCahon lived and worked from 1953 to 1960. The bach, in French Bay on the Manukau Harbour was carefully restored and opened to the public as an award winning museum and interpretive centre in late 2006.

Next door, high in the canopy of the bush, is a treehouse residency and artists studio designed by Pete Bossley. Each year the Trust welcomes three talented New Zealand Artists to live and work in the bespoke apartment and studio. The artists are surrounded by the sights and sounds of the bush, birds and Kauri as well as the very real sense of the history and importance of New Zealand art.

There is now an alumni of 14 artists who have had the chance to live and work in the natural and historic environment that surrounds the McCahon House.
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  • The house museum offers an excellent insight into the life and work of Colin McCahon. The assistant kindly offered a tour and her knowledge and enthusiasm brought the tiny house to life. She pointed.....  more »
  • My friend and I were expecting a quick browse around Mr McChon's bach only to unexpectedly be greeted by Alice who was so charming and enthused about Colin McCahon the artist, the house and his...  more »
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  • Great slice of Auckland/kiwi history. Would have been an amazing place to work and live, peaceful, inspiring....
  • Awesome. All kiwis should visit..... a must for art lovers.
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