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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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Online Collection: New Zealand Music Month

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Tua Whitu
Tua Whitu

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
1999
Medium
custom-made ‘Patriot’ semi-acoustic jazz guitar, maple, spruce, rewarewa, kauri, ebony and paua
Size (h x w)
1200 x 570 x 500 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/5.1-4
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The Colin McCahons
The Colin McCahons

Julian Dashper

Production date
1992
Medium
enamel on drumhead with drumkit
Size (h x w)
1250 x 1500 x 1500 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/27/3
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The Story of a New Zealand River
The Story of a New Zealand River

Michael Parekōwhai

On display

Production date
2001
Medium
paua, capiz, lacquer and wood on a concert grand piano
Size (h x w)
1015 x 1580 x 2725 mm
Credit line
The Auckland Triennial Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the Thanksgiving Foundation, 2001
Accession no
L2001/26
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Big bass
Big bass

Kase Jackson

Production date
circa 1954
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1822 x 889 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1958
Accession no
1958/24
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The Flute Player
The Flute Player

Ludolph Busing Georges Lallemand

Production date
1620-1640
Medium
chiaroscuro woodcut
Size (h x w)
258 x 210 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/28
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3 Pieces from Gung Ho 1, 2, 3D
3 Pieces from Gung Ho 1, 2, 3D

Phil Dadson

Production date
circa 1982
Medium
12 inch vinyl record with cardboard cover and paper insert
Size (h x w)
305 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2004
Accession no
2004/17/2
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Feedback
Feedback

Clinton Watkins

Production date
2011
Medium
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, silent
Size (h x w)
40sec
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011
Accession no
C2011/1/53
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Drum
Drum

Tom Risley

Production date
1984
Medium
metal car bonnets and pop rivets
Size (h x w)
1204 x 1040 x 1040 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1988
Accession no
C1994/1/281
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Black Monochrome With Violin
Black Monochrome With Violin

John Nixon

Production date
1993
Medium
enamel and violin on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1800 x 1200 x 150 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/21
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(Man playing violin)
(Man playing violin)

Geoff W Perry

Production date
Unknown
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
277 x 362 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/14/104
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Slave Pianos (of the Art Cult)
Slave Pianos (of the Art Cult)

Michael Stevenson Danius Kesminas Neil Kelly Rohan Drape

Production date
1998-1999
Medium
piano, QRS pianomation system, Playola key top player, Yamaha MIDI data filer, MIDI files, motor, hydraulic jack, steel plate, sheet music
Size (h x w)
1300 x 150 x 150 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/13
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Studio Songs
Studio Songs

Julian Dashper

Production date
1998
Medium
7 inch polycarbonate record, cardboard cover, paper inserts and plastic sleeve
Size (h x w)
186 x 183 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
C2013/1/12/2/5

Online Collection: Autumn

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Harvest
Harvest

Ethel Spowers

Production date
1932
Medium
linocut
Size (h x w)
178 x 283 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/134
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Still life: bottle and apples
Still life: bottle and apples

John Weeks

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
317 x 412 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the aid of a grant from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, 1970
Accession no
1970/1/3
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Autumn Roses
Autumn Roses

Robert Anning Bell

Production date
1906
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
519 x 770 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1912
Accession no
1912/4
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Late Harvest
Late Harvest

Eileen Mayo

Production date
1966
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
360 x 560 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1968
Accession no
1968/22
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Threshing Machine
Threshing Machine

Frances Hodgkins

Production date
circa 1918-circa 1919
Medium
gouache, pencil and charcoal
Size (h x w)
548 x 704 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Jetta and Bruce Cornish
Accession no
2015/6
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Autumn Morning
Autumn Morning

Kenneth Hassall

Production date
circa 1944
Medium
colour print linocut
Size (h x w)
139 x 171 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1977
Accession no
1977/58/34
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The Fall of the Leaf
The Fall of the Leaf

Sybil Andrews

Production date
1934
Medium
linocut
Size (h x w)
387 x 294 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell
Accession no
1953/2/149
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Threshing
Threshing

Clare Leighton

Production date
circa 1933
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
287 x 381 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/215
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Old Cornish Cider Press
Old Cornish Cider Press

Francis Roskruge

Production date
1891-1952
Medium
aquatint
Size (h x w)
246 x 340 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/227
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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 Threshing Machine
The Threshing Machine

Frances Hodgkins

Production date
circa 1919
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
430 x 382 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir Ernest Davis, 1937
Accession no
1937/4/1
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A Sussex Autumn
A Sussex Autumn

Henry La Thangue

Production date
1907
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1208 x 1080 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Frame sponsored by Barbara and Georgina Watson, Wellington.
Accession no
M1907/1

Online Collection: Lunar New Year 2022 – Year of the Tiger

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A Courtesan about to Compose A New Year's Poem on a Fan
A Courtesan about to Compose A New Year's Poem on a Fan

Katsukawa Shuntei

Production date
circa 1816
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
193 x 173 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M59
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The Tiger
The Tiger

Richard Friese

Production date
1890
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
755 x 1064 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the late James H Coleman, 1929
Accession no
1929/2/1
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Two tigers in a rocky landscape
Two tigers in a rocky landscape

William Hodges Sawrey Gilpin

On display

Production date
circa 1785
Medium
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
940 x 1093 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/17
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Tiger
Tiger

Gilbert Meadows

Production date
20th century
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
225 x 241 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/92
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Tiger in Bamboo
Tiger in Bamboo

Kumashiro Yuhi

Production date
circa 1770
Medium
ink
Size (h x w)
1600 x 800 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L2013/5/1
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Tiger in Bamboo
Tiger in Bamboo

Kumashiro Yuhi

Production date
circa 1770
Medium
ink
Size (h x w)
1600 x 800 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L2013/5/2
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Kadomatsu saruwaka (A Saruwaka Performance before a New Year's Decoration)
Kadomatsu saruwaka (A Saruwaka Performance before a New Year's Decoration)

Torii Kiyomitsu

Production date
circa 1804
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
196 x 524 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/144
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A Courtesan Hanging a Scroll Showing a Tiger
A Courtesan Hanging a Scroll Showing a Tiger

Katsukawa Shuntei

Production date
1818
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
202 x 188 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M67