Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Colin McCahon




Colin McCahon was also good friends with the iconic New Zealand poet and playwright James K Baxter and the two of them collaborated together, with McCahon involved in the stage design of  the four plays in the James K Baxter Festival, 1973.

McCahon was not new to stage design; he'd been involved in it while attending the Dunedin School of Art in the 1930's, as well as being a key member of Auckland’s New Independent Theatre group. This group staged various productions within the galleries at the Auckland City Art Gallery during the 1960. McCahon often designed the sets for these. The iconic New Zealand writer, Frank Sargeson, was also involved with this group.

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