Focus. Colin McCahon and Evelyn Page. 1987-03-16.

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Art critic Ian Wedde presents a programme on major New Zealand painters Colin McCahon and Evelyn Page, for the Concert Programme's "Focus".

A recording of Prime Minister Robert Muldoon comments unfavourably on a McCahon work being presented to the Australian National Gallery.

Janet Paul recalls the controversy over Evelyn Page's female nudes in the 1930s.
A recording of Evelyn Page herself talking about how the nudes came about.

Wedde notes both artists have important exhibitions on at present: McCahon at the Dowse and and upcoming retrospective in Auckland in 1988; and an Evelyn Page retrospective at the McDougall in Christchurch will soon tour the country.

Janet Paul talks about Evelyn Page's upbringing and training.
Painter and art critic Robert Taylor speaks about McCahon's growing reputation.
Dowse Art Museum director James Mack speaks enthusiastically about McCahon.
Critics Lita Barrie and Wystan Curnow also speak about McCahon.

Curator and writer Anne Kirker speaks on Evelyn Page's style.
Ellespie Prior who was painted by both artists, speaks about the experience.
James Mack, Wystan Curnow and Lita Barrie talk about the influence of Māori culture and religion in McCahon's work.

Ngahuia Te Awekotuku gives her opinion on McCahon's use of Māori themes.
Robert Taylor and James Mack comment.

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Year 1987

Reference number 2832

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Documentary radio programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Wedde, Ian, Presenter
Page, Evelyn, 1899-1988, Speaker/Kaikōrero
McCahon, Colin, 1919-1987
Paul, Janet, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Muldoon, R. D. (Robert David), 1921-1992, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Mack, James, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Barrie, Lita, Speaker/Kaikōrero
CURNOW, Wystan, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Kirker, Anne, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Te Awekotuku, Ngahuia, Speaker/Kaikōrero

Duration 00:41:07

Date 16 Mar 1987

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