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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: In Memory of Bill Culbert

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Cascade
Cascade

Bill Culbert

Production date
1986
Medium
plastic bottles, fluorescent tubes
Size (h x w)
1524 x 2438 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1988
Accession no
1988/6/2
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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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Plain of Jars
Plain of Jars

Bill Culbert

Production date
1996
Medium
jars, light bulbs, fittings and a wood table
Size (h x w)
870 x 2000 x 2000 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/8/1-101
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Hokitika Return Journey
Hokitika Return Journey

Bill Culbert

Production date
1978
Medium
suitcase, fluorescent tube
Size (h x w)
355 x 500 x 140 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/39/1
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Standard Lamps Day, Night
Standard Lamps Day, Night

Bill Culbert

Production date
1995
Medium
black and white photographic prints
Size (h x w)
1248 x 2560 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1999
Accession no
C1999/1/5/1-2
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Moonlight Creek 2
Moonlight Creek 2

Bill Culbert

Production date
1978
Medium
light bulb, stone, Perspex, wood
Size (h x w)
225 x 385 x 310 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/39/2
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Bucket, Croagnes
Bucket, Croagnes

Bill Culbert

Production date
2012
Medium
C-type print
Size (h x w)
803 x 933 x 40 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Creative New Zealand in recognition of support for New Zealand's presence at the Venice Biennale 2013
Accession no
C2013/1/12/1
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Flat Out
Flat Out

Bill Culbert

Production date
2009
Medium
wood, glass, fluorescent tubes and electrical cable
Size (h x w)
2000 x 3720 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2009
Accession no
2009/33/2
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Small Glass Pouring Light
Small Glass Pouring Light

Bill Culbert

Production date
1997
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
400 x 400 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2001
Accession no
2001/10/5
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Seven Yellow Cloroval, Easter Island
Seven Yellow Cloroval, Easter Island

Bill Culbert

Production date
1994
Medium
plastic bottles, card tube, fluorescent light and light box
Size (h x w)
1615 x 610 x 60 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/24/1-2
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Light Plain
Light Plain

Bill Culbert

Production date
1997
Medium
lamp shades, light bulbs and fittings
Size (h x w)
2250 x 8540 x 4880 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/7.1-14
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Strait (Manukau) 2
Strait (Manukau) 2

Bill Culbert

Production date
2015
Medium
plastic bottles, fluorescent tube
Size (h x w)
375 x 1220 x 145 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2015
Accession no
C2015/1/11

Online Collection: Autumn Arrival

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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Titoki, A Forest-tree
The Titoki, A Forest-tree

Martha King Day & Haghe

Production date
1845
Medium
hand-coloured lithograph
Size (h x w)
375 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the M A Serra Trust, 1987
Accession no
1987/16/12
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Autumn Midnight
Autumn Midnight

Eric Gill

Production date
1923
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
115 x 79 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr R Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/276
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A Village fair (Village festival in honour of Saint Hubert and Saint Anthony)
A Village fair (Village festival in honour of Saint Hubert and Saint Anthony)

Pieter Brueghel the Younger

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Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
1118 x 1651 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
M1961/1
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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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Kôdai-ji aki no kei (Autumn Scene at Kôdai-ji Temple)
Kôdai-ji aki no kei (Autumn Scene at Kôdai-ji Temple)

Hasegawa Sodanobu I

Production date
1870-1871
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
171 x 237 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M184

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