Feb172013

125th Anniversary Celebrations

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Auckland Art Gallery

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Happy birthday Auckland Art Gallery!

Join us for a day of talks, film screenings, behind-the-scenes tours, demonstrations, family drop-in activities, music and special events - all free.

As a special anniversary gift, free entry to the popular international exhibition, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 - Present will be given to the first 125 visitors to the Gallery on the day.

Sunday 17 February - 10am-5pm

 

EVENTS

You can download a handy flyer of all events here

 

All day: The making of a gallery: A photographic record
Enjoy Gallery photographer Jennifer French's beautiful photographic essay on the Gallery's $121 million redevelopment project.
Lower ground floor screen

10.30am: Songs from St Peter's Choir
Ground level


11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm: Auckland Art Gallery on film
Watch exclusive screenings of archival film and television footage that traces the history of the Gallery.
Auditorium

10.30am - 12.30pm: Family drop-in
Create art together drawing on the inspiration of the Gallery's collection. Children under 14 must be accompanied.
North atrium

12pm to 1pm, 1.15pm to 2pm: Music
Classical string quartet with Lisa Chung on cello, Jenny Chen and Stella Kim on violin and Sophia Acheson on viola.
Mezzanine level

1pm - 1.20pm: Performance
Korean cultural group Madang Hannuri perform a short but intense traditional work of drumming and dance.
North atrium

2pm - 2.30pm: Performance
Auckland's Gay and Lesbian Singers return for a one-off, not-to-be missed performance.
Ground level

2pm - 3pm: Drop-in drawing
Join our drop-in drawing session using the Gallery's collection as a source of inspiration. Paper and pencils supplied.
Gallery spaces

3.30pm: Panel discussion - A gallery for its time
Auckland Art Gallery director Chris Saines chairs a panel discussion made up of some of New Zealand's most respected architects - Pip Cheshire, Linsday Mackie and Jeremy Salmond.
Auditorium


ART TALKS

Short and sweet talks by curators and former Gallery staff on key works in the collection.

11am: Hamish Keith on Colin McCahon's On Building Bridges, Ground level

11.30am: Mary Kisler on Frank Bramley's For such is the Kingdom of Heaven, Mezzanine level

12pm: Ron Brownson on Rita Angus's Portrait of Betty Curnow, Ground level

12.30pm: Natasha Conland on Andreas Gursky's Ocean III, Level 1

1pm: Mathew Norman on prints from the series of woodcuts Der Weisskunig (The White King), by Leonhard Beck and Hans Burgkmair the Elder

1.30pm: Jane Davidson-Ladd on Eugene von Guérard's Lake Wakatipu with Mount Earnslaw, Middle Island, New Zealand, Level 1

2.30pm: Alexa Johnston on Denis O'Connor's The Birdman and the Engineer, Ground level

3pm: Julia Waite on drawings and paintings by A. Lois  White, Ground level



BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS

For ages 8 and up. No photography or bags permitted. Please register in the main foyer.

Technical areas
A 40-minute tour of the Gallery's prints and drawings, photography, registration and workshop areas.
Every 20 minutes from 10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30am to 3.30pm

Conservation
A 30-minute tour of the Gallery's painting, paper and object conservation areas.
Every 20 minutes from 1.30am to 3.30pm


Related Events

Type

Special event

Date & Time

Sunday 17 February 10am - 5pm

Location

Auckland Art Gallery

Services

  • Wheelchair access available
  • Free
  • Wheelchairs available

Cost

Free

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DISCOUNT PARKING

Gallery visitors receive one hour's free parking at Auckland Transport's Victoria Street car park when visiting on weekends or after 6pm (helpful when we're open for special events after hours) - simply validate your parking ticket at our information desk before you leave.

If you're looking for a park near us, try the Victoria Street or Civic car parks (view or download map). Their hourly rates are reasonable and both are situated within 250m from the Gallery.
A mobility parking bay is located on Kitchener Street and disabled parking is also available at the car parks mentioned above.
Visit the Auckland Transport website for more information.

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