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Toi Aotearoa

Toi Aotearoa
Gordon Walters
Genealogy 5 1971
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
gift of Dame Jenny Gibbs in honour of Chris Saines, Gallery Director (1996-2013)

Exhibition Details

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 Anne Noble captures the brooding and mysterious Whanganui River, and encounter the voice of protest in Ralph Hotere's Aramoana.

Then head off to see a vast range of work by New Zealand modernist artists, including Colin McCahon, Gordon Walters, Tony Fomison, 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 Māori.

Date
Curated by
Ron Brownson, Natasha Conland, Ngahiraka Mason
Location
Ground level, Level 1
Cost
Free entry

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Fringe Benefits
Fringe Benefits

Denys Watkins

Production date
1978
Medium
ink and watercolour
Size (h x w)
470 x 790 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1979
Accession no
1979/4
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Aramoana
Aramoana

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1982
Medium
lacquer on corrugated iron and wood
Size (h x w)
3048 x 826 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Transfield Corporation, 1985
Accession no
1985/22.1-10
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This Land is Ours
This Land is Ours

Buck Nin

Production date
circa 1978
Medium
acrylic and fluorescent paint on board
Size (h x w)
1200 x 1000 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/15
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Red Words on a Grey Background
Red Words on a Grey Background

Mary-Louise Browne

Production date
2009
Medium
neon and glass tubing
Size (h x w)
3800 x 140 x 12 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2009
Accession no
C2009/1/14
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Procession: Rure Keremeneta's Unveiling, Hiruharama Jerusalem Wanganui River
Procession: Rure Keremeneta's Unveiling, Hiruharama Jerusalem Wanganui River

Anne Noble

Production date
1982
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
216 x 318 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/4/5
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Matrix; Reference; Index
Matrix; Reference; Index

Ralph Paine

Production date
1988
Medium
gouache, ink, coloured pencil, pencil and conte collage
Size (h x w)
626 x 475 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/3.1-3
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The Wanganui
The Wanganui

Anne Noble

Production date
1980
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
285 x 420 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2000
Accession no
2000/3/6
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Nature Morte
Nature Morte

Megan Jenkinson

Production date
1987
Medium
photo collage
Size (h x w)
492 x 280 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Jobson Trust, 1987
Accession no
1987/50/3
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Crown Grab Bag. 2006
Crown Grab Bag. 2006

Maureen Lander

Production date
1995
Medium
pingao fibre, blue textile cushion
Size (h x w)
430 x 500 x 500 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011
Accession no
2011/11
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Red/Black/White
Red/Black/White

Stephen Bambury

Production date
1978
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
463 x 464 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/40
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From "Gentle Annie" Wanganui River
From "Gentle Annie" Wanganui River

Anne Noble

Production date
1981
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
326 x 220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/4/2
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Hiruharama (Jerusalem) Wanganui River
Hiruharama (Jerusalem) Wanganui River

Anne Noble

Production date
1982
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
136 x 319 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/4/4
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Upper Reaches, Wanganui River
Upper Reaches, Wanganui River

Anne Noble

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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The Romantic rebellion
The Romantic rebellion

Megan Jenkinson

Production date
1987
Medium
photo collage
Size (h x w)
492 x 280 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Jobson Trust, 1987
Accession no
1987/50/2
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Teleplasmic Mass - Springsteen
Teleplasmic Mass - Springsteen

Robert Hood

Production date
2008
Medium
record cover, plastic bag and plastic wrap
Size (h x w)
400 x 380 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the ART50 Contemporary Art Trust, 2009
Accession no
2009/23/2
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Large Green Landscape
Large Green Landscape

Andrew McLeod

Production date
2012
Medium
acrylic on linen
Size (h x w)
2000 x 3600 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2012
Accession no
2012/18.1-2
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Fibre Optic Broom #2
Fibre Optic Broom #2

Eddie Clemens

Production date
2010
Medium
beech wood, fibre optic bristles, RGB LEDs, customised circuit boards, brass tubing
Size (h x w)
1400 x 400 x 120 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
C2010/1/31.1-4
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Hawthorne and Thistle - remnants of an old orchard, Koiro, Wanganui River
Hawthorne and Thistle - remnants of an old orchard, Koiro, Wanganui River

Anne Noble

Production date
1982
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
133 x 310 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/4/3
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Matahiwi Cemetery
Matahiwi Cemetery

Anne Noble

Production date
1995
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
217 x 355 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2000
Accession no
2000/3/4
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Self-portrait III
Self-portrait III

Rhondda Bosworth

Production date
1992
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Size (h x w)
255 x 202 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1992
Accession no
1992/15/3
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Before the fall
Before the fall

Megan Jenkinson

Production date
1987
Medium
photo collage
Size (h x w)
492 x 280 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Jobson Trust, 1987
Accession no
1987/50/1
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The young designers
The young designers

W D Hammond

Production date
1985
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1970 x 1925 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/20
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Bars In 4 Directions II
Bars In 4 Directions II

John Hurrell

Production date
1979
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1252 x 1275 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1984
Accession no
C1994/1/110
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Celeste
Celeste

Bill Culbert

Production date
1970
Medium
Perspex, light bulbs, metal
Size (h x w)
365 x 355 x 355 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/35/1
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Those Tracey Emin simulations don't know shit from clay, DARLING
Those Tracey Emin simulations don't know shit from clay, DARLING

Jacqueline Fraser

Production date
2006
Medium
backlit photo, wig, faux fur, brushed velvet, diamantes, sequinned braid, pleated silk, sequinned taffeta, gold foil, artist's frame
Size (h x w)
1800 x 1800 x 160 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
C2012/1/40/3
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Arimatea, Wanganui River
Arimatea, Wanganui River

Anne Noble

Production date
1982
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
132 x 316 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/4/1
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Sheep and Lilies of the Field - Hiruharama (Jerusalem) Wanganui River
Sheep and Lilies of the Field - Hiruharama (Jerusalem) Wanganui River

Anne Noble

Production date
1982
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
175 x 251 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/4/7
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Hiruharama (Jerusalem) 1982
Hiruharama (Jerusalem) 1982

Anne Noble

Production date
1995
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
182 x 343 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2000
Accession no
2000/3/3
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Study for a New Zealand Flag
Study for a New Zealand Flag

Billy Apple®

Production date
2012
Medium
UV impregnated ink on primed canvas
Size (h x w)
382 x 618 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
2012/17
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Sissy Squat
Sissy Squat

Judy Darragh

Production date
2012
Medium
PVC banner, acrylic, ink and paint, linen tape, glass spheres, assorted aerosol paint
Size (h x w)
1500 x 2400 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/4
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Self-portrait II
Self-portrait II

Rhondda Bosworth

Production date
1992
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Size (h x w)
202 x 255 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1992
Accession no
1992/15/2
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Ambivalent Formalism
Ambivalent Formalism

Dan Arps

Production date
2010
Medium
mixed media
Size (h x w)
1420 x 1010 x 650 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
2012/9/2
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Genealogy 5
Genealogy 5

Gordon Walters

Production date
1971
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1523 x 1523 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Dame Jenny Gibbs in honour of Chris Saines, Gallery Director (1996-2013)
Accession no
2012/22
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Landscape 3
Landscape 3

Paul Hartigan

Production date
1975
Medium
enamel and a mirroring process on plate glass
Size (h x w)
510 x 660 x 35 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1976
Accession no
1976/33
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Table and mirror and a green interior
Table and mirror and a green interior

David Armitage

Production date
1973
Medium
dye on canvas
Size (h x w)
1785 x 1632 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1973
Accession no
1973/22
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Painting with rainbow I
Painting with rainbow I

Michael Illingworth

Production date
1965
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
838 x 965 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/14/2
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Procession: Rure Keremenata's Unveiling, Wanganui River, Hiruharama (Jerusalem)
Procession: Rure Keremenata's Unveiling, Wanganui River, Hiruharama (Jerusalem)

Anne Noble

Production date
1982
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
318 x 217 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/4/6
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Wanganui River, Upper Reaches
Wanganui River, Upper Reaches

Anne Noble

Production date
1982
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
275 x 388 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2000
Accession no
2000/3/7
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Cinerarium
Cinerarium

Megan Jenkinson

Production date
1987
Medium
photo collage
Size (h x w)
492 x 280 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Jobson Trust, 1987
Accession no
1987/50/4
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Self-portrait I
Self-portrait I

Rhondda Bosworth

Production date
1992
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Size (h x w)
202 x 255 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1992
Accession no
1992/15/1
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On display

Kapa Haka (Pakaka)
Kapa Haka (Pakaka)

Michael Parekowhai

On display

Production date
2003
Medium
automotive paint on fibreglass
Size (h x w)
1900 x 600 x 500 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2004
Accession no
2004/33
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The Bosom of Abraham
The Bosom of Abraham

Michael Parekowhai

Production date
1999
Medium
ink on lightbox
Size (h x w)
1300 x 220 x 80 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/24/1
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The days and nights in the wilderness: a constant flow of light falls on the land
The days and nights in the wilderness: a constant flow of light falls on the lan...

Colin McCahon

On display

Production date
1971
Medium
acrylic on unstretched canvas
Size (h x w)
2378 x 1840 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the McCahon Family, 1988
Accession no
1989/51/4
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Alleyway
Alleyway

Christine Webster

Production date
1981
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
385 x 293 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1983
Accession no
1983/59
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By arrows
By arrows

Christine Webster

Production date
1986
Medium
cibachrome on aluminium
Size (h x w)
1250 x 520 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1992
Accession no
1992/20/1