• Wayne Youle

From September – December 2019, Wayne Youle was the artist in residence at the McCahon House in Titirangi, Auckland.

Initially, Youle intended that his time in Titirangi would focus on the cottage and studio, which was McCahon’s house and studio between the years of 1953-1960. Elevation, the title for Youle’s residency body of work, was devised in the context of architectural plans for the cottage and was completed all onsite during this time.

As Youle became immersed in his surroundings, he became deeply interested in McCahon as a person, the stories of his life, his role as a father and artist as well as his current exhalated place in the canon of New Zealand art history. Accordingly, Elevation became less about the house and more about the person in terms of Wayne’s eyes, and also that of general public perception about the artist.

Opening later in September at Te Uru Gallery in Titirangi, Auckland is another exhibition Elevation, in which the major sculptural part of Wayne’s residency body of work will be shown.

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  • Saturday, 10am-4pm


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  • Ponsonby, Auckland 1011