On going out with the tide, 1969

Record number
cm001067
Title
On going out with the tide
Date
1969
Medium
synthetic polymer paint
Support
3 hardboard panels
Dimensions
each panel: 602 x 602 mm (s)
overall: 602 x 1806 mm (s)
Inscriptions
1: GOING OUT WITH THE TIDE. (brushpoint, t.c.); McCahon / April '69. (b.r.); Colin McCahon / The April Paintings / On going out with / the tide. / 1969 / NO 1 of a series of 3 (on reverse)
2: ON GOING OUT WITH THE TIDE. (brushpoint, t.c.); McCahon April '69 (b.c.); Colin McCahon / The April paintings / On going out with / the tide 1969 / No 2 of a series of 3 (on reverse)
3: ON GOING OUT WITH THE TIDE. (brushpoint, t.c.); McCahon April, '69. (t.r.); Colin McCahon / the April paintings / On going out with / the tide / No.3 of a series of 3 (on reverse)
Extended inscriptions
1: SING -
i te puke - i- Haumu
- u
ka ara mai to ringa
- a
Hii hau - mu -
u - u - u
Te wai-raro-po -
Te Ao-ouriuri - o - IO.

2: SING -
your flowers your
branches you leave
at Te Aria. Climb Haumu
hill. Look back look back to the
land you are leaving -
Raise your hand in
farewell - on Haumu
hill. | On Haumu hill look
back. Raise your hand in
farewell. On Haumu hill -
- Haere ra - haere ra

3: SING -
Einga atu ana
he tetekura -
E ara mai ana
he tetekura -
- a - a - a
WHEN ONE GENERATION FALLS, ANOTHER RISES
Exhibition history

1969 An Exhibition of Paintings by Colin McCahon
Peter McLeavey Gallery
Wellington
22/7/1969 - 9/8/1969

1969 New Zealand Society of Painters and Sculptors
Auckland Society of Arts Galleries
Auckland
12/5/1969 - 25/5/1969

2002 Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith
Stedelijk Museum
Amsterdam
30/8/2002 - 10/11/2002

2017 Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide
City Gallery Wellington
Wellington
8/4/2017 - 30/7/2017

Notes
The texts are from chapter 24 of Matire Kereama's The Tail of the Fish: Maori Memories of the Far North (Oswald-Sealy, Auckland, 1968), although those on panel 2 appear to be McCahon's elaboration of Kereama's text.