Curnow on McCahon

Curnow on McCahon


Past event

Philip Carter Family Auditorium


Wystan Curnow is writing a book about Colin McCahon and will share his reasons for writing and some of the discoveries he has made so far, as well as exploring what McCahon’s work means to him and to contemporary audiences.

Curnow first knew McCahon as a family friend, and later as a mentor when he started out as an art critic. He has curated, or helped curate four exhibitions of his work between 1984 and 2017 and has written numerous essays and reviews.