Congratulations to photographer Laurence Aberhart who
received a Laureate Award at the Arts Foundation's annual
Art Awards, on Tuesday 15 October 2013.
Explore New Zealand's cultural, political and artistic history
in this substantial exhibition of artwork from our collection.
Examine the way artists have represented the intertwined stories of
Aotearoa over the past 400 years.
Begin in the 21st century with Judy Darragh's mixed-media ,
futuristic banner Sissy Squat. Witness the way Laurence Aberhart
captures the changing look and mood of Mount Taranaki, and
encounter the voice of protest in Ralph Hotere's
Then head off to see a vast range of work by New Zealand
modernist artists, including Colin McCahon, Selwyn Muru, Lois
White, Rita Angus and Toss Woollaston. Continue upstairs to the
1700s and 1800s and discover how artists recorded early
interactions between Māori and Pākehā. Encounter noble ancestors
painted in ultra-fine detail by Gottifried Lindauer, and marvel at
some of the oldest works on show - taonga (treasures) created by
Ground / Level 1
Image: Laurence Aberhart, Taranaki (no date), 1986
1986, gelatin silver print, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift
of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1998