Linda Tyler presents a talk and tour of the exhibition A Table of One's Own: The Creative Life of Anne McCahon. Anne was a significant presence in what is now known as McCahon House, where the family lived from 1953-59, running the household, hosting guests and supplementing the family income through illustration work. The exhibition title comes from a story her children would tell, in which they recall arriving home to find their mother packing away illustratiion materials from the all purpose family table.
Linda Tyler has been the Director of the Centre for Art Studies at the University of Auckland for ten years. She teaches an art history postgraduate course in Art Writing and Curatorial Practice from the Gus Fisher Gallery, and administers the University’s art collection and Window. In 2005 when she was Curator of Pictorial Collections at the Hocken Library in Dunedin she researched the career of Anne McCahon née Hamblett for the chapter “I Did Not Want to be Mrs Colin” in Deborah Shepard’s AUP book Between the Lives: Partners in Art. She has been a board member of the McCahon House Trust and is currently one of the residency selectors.
This exhibition celebrates the tenth anniversary of McCahon House and is presented in association with McCahon House Trust with support from the University of Auckland, Centre for Art Studies as part of the McCahon House tenth anniversary.
Image: Diana Miller, Colin and Anne McCahon, Peter Tennant, Pat Hanly and Connie Larson on the deck of 67 Otitori Bay Road, Titirangi. October 1957. Photo by Barry Miller
Saturday 10 December, 2pm