McCahon Series: Poetry Reading 

Sat 15 Mar 2014,  2pm–3pm
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, Level 5
Free entry

Greg O'Brien
Image of Greg O’Brien by Jason O'Hara

Some of New Zealand’s best-known poets respond to Colin McCahon’s Walk (Series C) in this reading of specially commissioned poems, introduced by Greg O’Brien.

Eight poets have written poems inspired by McCahon’s work: Bill Manhire, Dinah Hawken, Hinemoana Baker, Ashleigh Young, James Brown, Vincent O'Sullivan, John Pule, and Paula Green.

A number of these poets join us to read their work.

Walk with Me – online at

Walk with Me: McCahon Series

Colin McCahon is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists. His sweeping multi-canvas work Walk (Series C) is, in part, an imagined walk along Muriwai beach with the poet James K Baxter.

From October 2013 to July 2014, the Art & Change gallery on of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, Level 5, features responses to Walk (Series C) by contemporary writers and musicians.

Sun 23 Feb: Riki Gooch – event information
Sun 16 Mar: Poetry workshop – event information

Note: The Art & Change, Contemporary, and Collection Focus galleries on Level 5 are closed for maintenance from 17 March 2014 for 5–6 weeks. All other Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa galleries are open as usual.