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
download a handy flyer of all events here
All day: The making of a gallery: A photographic
Enjoy Gallery photographer Jennifer French's beautiful
photographic essay on the Gallery's $121 million redevelopment
Lower ground floor screen
10.30am: Songs from St Peter's Choir
11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm: Auckland Art Gallery on
Watch exclusive screenings of archival film and television footage
that traces the history of the Gallery.
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.
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.
1pm - 1.20pm: Performance
Korean cultural group Madang Hannuri perform a short but intense
traditional work of drumming and dance.
2pm - 2.30pm: Performance
Auckland's Gay and Lesbian Singers return for a one-off, not-to-be
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.
3.30pm: Panel discussion - A gallery for its
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.
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.
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
A 30-minute tour of the Gallery's painting, paper and object
Every 20 minutes from 1.30am to 3.30pm