Inspired by Faith

October 9-14


Somervell Presbyterian Church, 497 Remuera Rd, Remuera

Opening 7:30pm, October 9

Dr Peter Simpson

RSVP for opening: HERE

The¬†special¬†relationship between faith and art is explored in an exciting exhibition featuring paintings by New Zealand‚Äôs most well-known artist, Colin McCahon. On the Road¬†1976, a ¬†work over seven panels, is McCahon‚Äôs final ‚ÄúStations of the Cross‚ÄĚ ¬†and will feature along with other notable works by McCahon. Included in the exhibition are two paintings by Nigel Brown and works by selected contemporary artists inspired by faith or exploring aspects of faith in their work.The exhibition will be opened by Dr Peter Simpson, an author and authority on McCahon.

Artists: Colin McCahon, Nigel Brown, Theresa Cashmore, Jessica Crothall, Simon Lewis-Ward, Gary Silipa, Shaw Anderson, John Laing, Rosie Brown.


Exhibition Opening:

Monday, 9th October 2017, 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Keynote Speaker:  Peter Simpson (Art Curator and Author)

RSVP HERE.   Numbers Limited


General Viewing:

10 October to 14 October 2017, 10am to 2pm


Panel Discussion

Tuesday, 10th October, 7pm to 9pm.

Our expert panel will share their perspectives of McCahon  in a discussion forum. Panel members:

Dr Zoe Alderton –¬†¬†a Lecturer ¬†at the University of Sydney, and¬†the author¬†of the book “The Spirit of Colin McCahon”.

Nigel Brown ONZM – one of New Zealands most significant visual artists, Nigel Brown studied under Colin McCahon at the Elam School of Fine Arts.

Peter Crothall – was the founder and Managing Director of the Chrysalis Seed Trust. He completed a Masters thesis on McCahon¬†through the University of Otago’s Dept. of Theology. His topic is on reading the land, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, in works by McCahon.

Rosie Brown – an emergent artist and a millenial speaks about her repsonse as a millenial to McCahon’s art.


Art and Liturgy

Thursday 12th October, 7pm to 8pm.

This will be a special worship service in the Somervell Auditorium surrounded by the art works.


Meet the Artists

Saturday, 14th October, 11am

Selected artists will talk about their work.


Contact: art@somervell.org.nz

Curator:  Dorothy Laing

With thanks to: