Fine Folk: Design work by Colin McCahon

Exhibition date:
06 September 2008 to 22 November 2008
New Zealand
University of Otago Library

Although principally known as a painter Colin McCahon engaged in an array of design activities. Examples of his design work showcased in this exhibition include museum display and exhibition signage, jewellery making, illustration, stage design, book cover design, print-making and coloured glass design. This show compares areas of McCahon’s practice to folk art and, in its exploration of how McCahon became involved with design, draws attention to particular ‘folk’ that encouraged his involvement with design.

Text extracted from University of Otago website.