About Colin McCahon

Colin McCahon was born in Timaru in 1919. He studied at the Dunedin School of Art between 1937 and 1939, where he was taught by R N Field.

Colin McCahon met Peter McLeavey in 1965 through a mutual friend, M T Woollaston.

His first exhibition at the Peter McLeavey Gallery was in October 1968 — Peter’s second exhibition at the Cuba Street location. The exhibition was “The Northland Panels”, eight separate pieces of unstretched, unframed, hanging canvas, each one depicting a scene of rural Northland.

He then went on to exhibit regularly with the gallery, up in till the time of his passing in 1987.

Exhibitions at the Peter McLeavey Gallery:

Exhibition 2.
“Exhibition of the Northland Panels”, 23.10.68 to 16.11.68

Exhibition 8.
“Paintings”, 22.7.69 to 9.8.69

Exhibition 9.
“O'Reilly Collection Retrospective”, 18.8.69 to 29.8.69

Exhibition 28.
“Exhibition of Paintings”, 6.4.71 to 23.4.71

Exhibition 37.
“Exhibition of Paintings”, 6.3.72 to 24.3.72

Exhibition 38.
“I AM”, 1972

Exhibition 52.
“Exhibition of Paintings”, 10.9.73 to 29.9.73

Exhibition 64.
“Paintings”, 4.11.74 to 22.11.74

Exhibition 85.
“Exhibition of Recent Work”, 16.8.76 to 3.9.76

Exhibitions featuring Colin McCahon

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