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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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130th birthday collection: NZ art created in every decade since 1888

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Enskë
Enskë

Yvonne Todd

Production date
2017
Medium
c-type print from 8 x 10 transparency film
Size (h x w)
1660 x 1215 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery and the artist, 2017
Accession no
2017/28/1
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Leave
Leave

Peter Madden

Production date
2004
Medium
leather shoes & found images
Size (h x w)
100 x 280 x 285 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2004
Accession no
C2004/1/27/1
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Taniwha
Taniwha

Fiona Pardington

Production date
1995
Medium
selenium toned gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
450 x 355 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1998
Accession no
C1998/1/10
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Papa Kāinga
Papa Kāinga

Para Matchitt

Production date
1987
Medium
wood
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/21
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Mere and Siulolovao, Otago Peninsula
Mere and Siulolovao, Otago Peninsula

Robin White

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Production date
1978
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
617 x 385 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2004
Accession no
2004/19
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Sky Dash
Sky Dash

Ian Scott

Production date
1969-1970
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1827 x 1627 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Artist
Accession no
2004/27/2
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Titirangi landscape
Titirangi landscape

Colin McCahon

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Production date
1954
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
510 x 685 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
Accession no
1982/15
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War Pondering
War Pondering

Jan Michels

Production date
1944
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
184 x 142 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1954
Accession no
1954/36/19
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Love Dart
Love Dart

Anita Burness

Production date
20th century
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
200 x 155 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1936
Accession no
1936/2/1
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Reading
Reading

Maud Sherwood

Production date
1921
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
292 x 374 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Dr & Mrs W J Hutchinson, 1966
Accession no
1966/10/1
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Otira Gorge
Otira Gorge

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
1912
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1845 x 1330 x 57 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1913
Accession no
1913/4
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Girl with scarf
Girl with scarf

Grace Joel

Production date
circa 1896
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
698 x 520 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Lyndsay Garland Trust, with generous assistance from Hartley Joel, 2010
Accession no
2010/7
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Digging with the Ko
Digging with the Ko

Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
1907
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1778 x 2489 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/46
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The Home of the cormorants, Waitakere Ranges
The Home of the cormorants, Waitakere Ranges

Kennett Watkins

Production date
1886
Medium
gouache
Size (h x w)
584 x 768 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of students of the artist, 1888
Accession no
1888/1

Online Collection: Love

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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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Chlora
Chlora

Yvonne Todd

Production date
2001
Medium
LED print
Size (h x w)
990 x 835 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2002
Accession no
C2002/1/19
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Her First love Letter
Her First love Letter

Marcus Stone

Production date
1889
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1100 x 1683 x 60 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Moss Davis, 1930
Accession no
1930/2/1
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The Proposal (Reflections in Shadows)
The Proposal (Reflections in Shadows)

Alfred Woolmer

Production date
circa 1875
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
557 x 455 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1885
Accession no
M1885/1/29
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Love each other
Love each other

Pat Hanly

Production date
1975
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
520 x 550 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1990
Accession no
1991/19/45
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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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Rose #11 from A Dozen Roses
Rose #11 from A Dozen Roses

Marco Fusinato

Production date
2006
Medium
digital c-type photograph on Fujicolor crystal archive paper
Size (h x w)
1390 x 930 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2007
Accession no
C2007/1/7
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Bride Groom Accidents
Bride Groom Accidents

Pat Hanly

Production date
1990
Medium
screenprint, lithograph, stencil
Size (h x w)
450 x 605 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1990
Accession no
1991/19/34

Online Collection: Recent acquisitions by the Mackelvie Trust

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Pohutakawa  (New Zealand Christmas Tree) – Metrosideros excelsa
Pohutakawa (New Zealand Christmas Tree) – Metrosideros excelsa

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/1
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Rengarenga or rock lily - Arthrapodium cirratum
Rengarenga or rock lily - Arthrapodium cirratum

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/2
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Karo or stiffleaf cheesewood – Pittosporum crassifolium
Karo or stiffleaf cheesewood – Pittosporum crassifolium

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/3
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Pua o te reinga, pua reinga  (flower of the underworld) or waewae atua, (feet of gods) – Wood Rose or Hades Flower – dactylanthus taylorii
Pua o te reinga, pua reinga (flower of the underworld) or waewae atua, (feet of...

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/4
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Kohurangi or Kirk's daisy – Senecio kirkii
Kohurangi or Kirk's daisy – Senecio kirkii

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/5
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Putaputaweta – Carpodetus serratus
Putaputaweta – Carpodetus serratus

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/7
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Karo – Pittosporum crassifolium (cream flowers)
Karo – Pittosporum crassifolium (cream flowers)

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/8
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Manuka or tea tree – Leptospermum scoparium (pink)
Manuka or tea tree – Leptospermum scoparium (pink)

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/9
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Manuka or tea tree – Lentospermum scoparium (red)
Manuka or tea tree – Lentospermum scoparium (red)

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/25
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Hinau – Elaeocarnus dentatus
Hinau – Elaeocarnus dentatus

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/10
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Houhere or lacebark – Hoheria populnea
Houhere or lacebark – Hoheria populnea

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/11
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Puarangi or starry hibiscus – Hibiscus trionum
Puarangi or starry hibiscus – Hibiscus trionum

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/12
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Mairehau – Phebalium nudum
Mairehau – Phebalium nudum

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/6
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Kohekohe – Dysoxylum spectabile
Kohekohe – Dysoxylum spectabile

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/13
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Titoki – Alectryon excelsus
Titoki – Alectryon excelsus

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/18
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Tātarāmoa or bush lawyer – Rubus. cissoides
Tātarāmoa or bush lawyer – Rubus. cissoides

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/20
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New Zealand mistletoe – Elytrantheadamsii
New Zealand mistletoe – Elytrantheadamsii

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/14
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Maikuku, a ground orchid – Thelymitra longifolia
Maikuku, a ground orchid – Thelymitra longifolia

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/21
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Powhiwhi or purple morning glory – Ipomoea palmata
Powhiwhi or purple morning glory – Ipomoea palmata

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/26
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Houhere or lacebark – Hoheria populnea
Houhere or lacebark – Hoheria populnea

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/11
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Taurepo or New Zealand gloxinia – Rhabdothamnus solandri
Taurepo or New Zealand gloxinia – Rhabdothamnus solandri

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/16
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Toropapa or shrubby honeysuckle – Alseuosmia macrophylla
Toropapa or shrubby honeysuckle – Alseuosmia macrophylla

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/23
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Ngaio or mousehole tree – Myoporum laetum
Ngaio or mousehole tree – Myoporum laetum

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/28
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Kowhai – Sophora microphylla or sophora chathamica
Kowhai – Sophora microphylla or sophora chathamica

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/30
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Kaihua or Maori jasmine – Parsonsia heterophylla
Kaihua or Maori jasmine – Parsonsia heterophylla

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/17
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Whau or NZ Mulberry – Entelea arborescens
Whau or NZ Mulberry – Entelea arborescens

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/19
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Koromiko – Hebe macrocarpa var. latisepala
Koromiko – Hebe macrocarpa var. latisepala

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/22
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Puawhananga or NZ clematis – Clematis paniculata
Puawhananga or NZ clematis – Clematis paniculata

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/27
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Prostrate fuchsia – Fuchsia procumbens
Prostrate fuchsia – Fuchsia procumbens

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/29