Gate III, 1970

Record number
cm001186
Title
Gate III
Date
1970
Medium
synthetic polymer paint
Support
canvas
Dimensions
3050 x 10670 mm
Inscriptions
Gate III. / McCahon / NOV. DEC. / '70. (brushpoint, b.r.)
Credit line
purchased with the assistance of The Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council, 1972
Accession number
VUW.1972.1
Extended inscriptions
O earth earth earth. How is the hammer of the
whole earth cut asunder and broken.

All ye who kindle a fire who gird
yourselves about with firebrands
Walk ye in the flames of your fire and among
the brands which ye have kindled

The earth shall stagger like a drunken man
Then the moon shall be confounded and the sun ashamed.

In this dark
night of Western
civilisation

teach us to order
our days rightly,
that we may enter
the gate
of
wisdom

God be gracious to us and
bless us.
God make his face shine upon us,
that his ways be known
on earth
And his saving power
Among all the nations
The Lord bless you.
The Lord your true goal,
your holy mountain.

as there is a constant
flow of light we are
born
into a pure land
as there is a constant
flow of light
we are born into
a pure land
Exhibition history

1971 Ten Big Paintings
Auckland City Art Gallery
Auckland
2/1971 -

1994 Town and gown: Victoria University Art Collection
City Gallery Wellington
Wellington
19/11/1994 - 26/2/1995

1999 Manufacturing Meaning: The Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection in Context
Adam Art Gallery
Wellington
22/9/1999 - 31/1/2000

Notes
Gate III was commissioned by Auckland City Art Gallery for the opening of the Edmiston Wing in 1971.