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Auckland Art Gallery holds a large and significant permanent collection of New Zealand art. Alongside historic, modern and contemporary New Zealand art, we care for and display outstanding works by Māori and Pacific Island artists, as well as international paintings, sculptures and prints ranging in date from the 11th century to the present day.

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She Left Without A Trace
She Left Without A Trace

Tom Kreisler

Production date
1995
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
235 x 190 x 20 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/27
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Silly
Silly

Ed Ruscha

Production date
1977
Medium
pastel drawing
Size (h x w)
574 x 740 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/41
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Speak
Speak

Seraphine Pick

Production date
1996
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1670 x 1220 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1996
Accession no
C1996/1/3
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Ideogram (II)
Ideogram (II)

Stephen Bambury

Production date
1995
Medium
resin and graphite on polyester and canvas
Size (h x w)
2925 x 1999 x 42 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1998
Accession no
1998/18
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The Indefinite Article
The Indefinite Article

Michael Parekowhai

Production date
1990
Medium
wood and acrylic
Size (h x w)
2489 x 6096 x 356 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Gift Collection, purchased with generous assistance from Jim Barr and Mary Barr, 2009
Accession no
2009/26.1-5
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Boy Am I Scared Eh!
Boy Am I Scared Eh!

Peter Robinson

Production date
1997
Medium
mixed media on paper
Size (h x w)
2770 x 2500 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/15
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I and Thou
I and Thou

Colin McCahon

Production date
1954-1955
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
559 x 533 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Miss L D Gilmour, 1990
Accession no
1990/1/3
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Are there not twelve hours of daylight
Are there not twelve hours of daylight

Colin McCahon

Production date
1970
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
2070 x 2600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, in special recognition of E.W. Gardiner, 1985
Accession no
C1994/1/144
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Love Chief
Love Chief

Ed Ruscha

Production date
1986
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1670 x 1670 x 60 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989
Accession no
1989/62
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Love
Love

Robert Indiana

Production date
1968
Medium
felt
Size (h x w)
1524 x 1524 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/16
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Mayfair: BA-NA-NA-S FOUR PAINTINGS, FOUR SIGNS FOR G.B.
Mayfair: BA-NA-NA-S FOUR PAINTINGS, FOUR SIGNS FOR G.B.

Robert MacPherson

Production date
1989-1995
Medium
acrylic on board
Size (h x w)
1220 x 3960 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/9/1-4
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MAYFAIR: 14 PAINTINGS (NAMING), ARTHUR OR MARTHA, 1993-1996 IN MEMORY OF D.P.
MAYFAIR: 14 PAINTINGS (NAMING), ARTHUR OR MARTHA, 1993-1996 IN MEMORY OF D.P.

Robert MacPherson

Production date
1993-1996
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1017 x 1568 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/12/1-2
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Crak
Crak

Roy Lichtenstein

Production date
1964
Medium
lithograph, off-set
Size (h x w)
489 x 705 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/55
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I.O.U.
I.O.U.

Mikala Dwyer

Production date
1998
Medium
coloured acrylic sheeting, synthetic rug, television
Size (h x w)
800 x 2000 x 1500 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/13/1-9
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Te Uri O Te Ao
Te Uri O Te Ao

Emily Karaka

Production date
1995
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
3000 x 3800 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the assistance of Reader's Digest New Zealand Limited, 1997
Accession no
1997/9
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Homage to McCahon and Blake
Homage to McCahon and Blake

Pat Hanly

Production date
1972
Medium
intaglio from plaster block with watercolour
Size (h x w)
328 x 283 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1990
Accession no
1991/19/22
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Cockatoos
Cockatoos

Rosalie Gascoigne

Production date
1991
Medium
paint on hardwood pieces on a wooden panel
Size (h x w)
1235 x 2050 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1999
Accession no
1999/29
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Help Me To Say More (red on white version)
Help Me To Say More (red on white version)

Rose Nolan

Production date
2002
Medium
oil on hessian, cotton
Size (h x w)
850 x 1550 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2002
Accession no
C2002/1/21.1-5
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Epistomadologies (31)
Epistomadologies (31)

John Reynolds

Production date
2001
Medium
oil stick on metallic paper
Size (h x w)
1000 x 700 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery and the artist, 2002
Accession no
2002/26/19
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Jesus Changed My Life in Eketahuna late '87
Jesus Changed My Life in Eketahuna late '87

Michael Stevenson

Production date
1988
Medium
acrylic on paper
Size (h x w)
330 x 508 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1994
Accession no
C1994/1/526

Landscapes in the Collection

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Fog, Hawke's Bay
Fog, Hawke's Bay

Rita Angus

Production date
1968-1969
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
606 x 903 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1969
Accession no
1969/3
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Central Otago
Central Otago

Rita Angus

Production date
1940
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
457 x 533 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs Joyce Milligan in memory of Dr R R D Milligan, 1984
Accession no
1984/57
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North Canterbury landscape
North Canterbury landscape

Colin McCahon

Production date
1951
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
915 x 1080 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1960
Accession no
1960/24/1
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Spring, Auckland
Spring, Auckland

M T Woollaston

Production date
1989
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1105 x 1720 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/13
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Taranaki
Taranaki

Ronnie van Hout

Production date
1992
Medium
colour photographic print
Size (h x w)
625 x 775 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/25/1
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Upoko Wairua, Souvenirs'/Time
Upoko Wairua, Souvenirs'/Time

Michael Shepherd

Production date
1988
Medium
oil on paper
Size (h x w)
225 x 454 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1989
Accession no
C1994/1/334
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Te Namu Pa near Opunake, Taranaki
Te Namu Pa near Opunake, Taranaki

Michael Shepherd

Production date
1985
Medium
oil resin and gum emulsion on linen
Size (h x w)
327 x 436 x 15 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Bruce Weston, 1985
Accession no
1985/55
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Taranaki
Taranaki

George Baloghy

Production date
1981
Medium
acrylic, oil glazes and enamel on canvas
Size (h x w)
615 x 915 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/53
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Jar of pattern sky
Jar of pattern sky

Richard Killeen

Production date
2001
Medium
acrylic on powdercoated aluminium
Size (h x w)
480 x 415 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2002
Accession no
C2002/1/18
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The Memory of a Journey
The Memory of a Journey

Jeffrey Harris

Production date
1974
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1355 x 705 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr and Mrs A T Gibbs, 1994
Accession no
1994/1/3
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Te Rawhiti II
Te Rawhiti II

Robert Ellis

Production date
1974
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
1240 x 1242 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Gift Collection, 2014
Accession no
2014/8/4
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Children's Aerial Landscape
Children's Aerial Landscape

Dennis Knight Turner

Medium
ink wash
Size (h x w)
228 x 298 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1951
Accession no
1951/5/1
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My View No. 8 (Auckland Harbour)
My View No. 8 (Auckland Harbour)

Frances Rutherford

Medium
oil on canvas mounted on board
Size (h x w)
400 x 584 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1963
Accession no
1963/22
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Landscape
Landscape

David Gommon

Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
383 x 560 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/82
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Landscape
Landscape

David Gommon

Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
380 x 557 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/81
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Wellington
Wellington

M T Woollaston

Production date
1937
Medium
oil on paper mounted on cardboard
Size (h x w)
432 x 482 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1960
Accession no
1960/4
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Wakapuaka, Nelson
Wakapuaka, Nelson

Gary Baigent

Production date
1966
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
230 x 350 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/13/1
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Westhaven, Auckland
Westhaven, Auckland

Peter Peryer

Production date
22 Mar 1989
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
480 x 480 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
2012/20/2
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Taranaki (with smoke, undated), 1986
Taranaki (with smoke, undated), 1986

Laurence Aberhart

Production date
1986
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
256 x 306 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1998
Accession no
1998/14/1
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Upper Reaches, Wanganui River
Upper Reaches, Wanganui River

Anne Noble

On display

Production date
1982
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
232 x 354 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2000
Accession no
2000/3/5
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Te Hono ki Muka - 3
Te Hono ki Muka - 3

John Bevan Ford

Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
485 x 695 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1994
Accession no
1994/5/5
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Landscape with Bleeding Rainbow 2
Landscape with Bleeding Rainbow 2

Marilynn Webb

Production date
1973
Medium
intaglio
Size (h x w)
597 x 324 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/21
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The Bay of Kai Moana
The Bay of Kai Moana

Buck Nin

Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
110 x 480 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the assistance of Dame Georgina Kirby, 2013
Accession no
2013/28/3
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Young Nick's Head
Young Nick's Head

Julian Dashper

Production date
1987
Medium
oil and mixed media
Size (h x w)
2000 x 1516 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the Dashper/Shannon Trust, 1997
Accession no
L1997/18
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Threshold I
Threshold I

William A Sutton

Production date
1972
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1220 x 2743 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/7
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Faith
Faith

Shane Cotton

On display

Production date
1995
Medium
oil on board (wooden door)
Size (h x w)
810 x 1980 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/5
Faith

Shane Cotton

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Shoreline
Shoreline

Rudolph Gopas

Production date
1962
Medium
tempera on cardboard
Size (h x w)
857 x 1092 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1967
Accession no
1967/10
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On building bridges (triptych)
On building bridges (triptych)

Colin McCahon

Production date
1952
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1288 x 3009 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1958
Accession no
1958/22