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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: Music

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Tua Whitu
Tua Whitu

Michael Parekowhai

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
C2001/1/5/1-3
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Untitled 1996
Untitled 1996

Julian Dashper

Production date
1996
Medium
7 inch polycarbonate record with 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
C2013/1/12/2/16
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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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At the cafe - Maia with guitar
At the cafe - Maia with guitar

Brian Brake

Production date
1955
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1989
Accession no
1989/24/2
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Rhythm
Rhythm

William Greengrass

Production date
1933
Medium
colour linocut
Size (h x w)
263 x 310 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell 1953
Accession no
1953/2/121
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Still Life with Guitar, Bottle of Bass and Fruit
Still Life with Guitar, Bottle of Bass and Fruit

Henri Hayden

On display

Production date
1918
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
813 x 533 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1958
Accession no
1958/1
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Bob Claque
Bob Claque

Clive Stone

Production date
1978
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
187 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
Accession no
1982/42/2
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The Hoteres
The Hoteres

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
C2001/1/27/2
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Flute Players
Flute Players

Frances Hodgkins

Production date
circa 1933
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
535 x 400 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Messrs Angus Wilson and Odo Cross, 1939
Accession no
1939/2
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Untitled (Zero)
Untitled (Zero)

Julian Dashper

Production date
1998
Medium
vinyl, drumskin, drum
Size (h x w)
405 x 615 x 610 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1998
Accession no
C1998/1/28
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The Story of a New Zealand River
The Story of a New Zealand River

Michael Parekowhai

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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Songs For Heroes
Songs For Heroes

Phil Dadson

Production date
1991
Medium
8 audio tracks on CD
Size (h x w)
120 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2004
Accession no
2004/17/5
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Black Monochrome With Violin
Black Monochrome With Violin

John Nixon

On display

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

Online Collection: Blooms

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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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Flower Study
Flower Study

Margaret Preston

Production date
Unknown
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
178 x 150 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/85
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Kopukapuka
Kopukapuka

Areta Wilkinson

Production date
2002
Medium
sterling silver, 9ct gold, white feathers
Size (h x w)
75 x 75 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/7
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Tulips
Tulips

David Gommon

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
760 x 557 x 17 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/24
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Flowers
Flowers

John Nash

Production date
Unknown
Medium
colour lithograph
Size (h x w)
240 x 184 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/44
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Tulips
Tulips

Erich Heckel

Production date
1953
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
534 x 393 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/27
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Flowers "Chrysanthemums"
Flowers "Chrysanthemums"

Doris Lusk

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
450 x 388 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1960
Accession no
1960/3/2
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Single Figure of a Woman, with Hand to her Face
Single Figure of a Woman, with Hand to her Face

Le Blond & Co Abraham Le Blond

Production date
1849-1893
Medium
baxter process
Size (h x w)
102 x 65 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/17/7
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Pikiarero (clematis paniculata)
Pikiarero (clematis paniculata)

John Kinder

Production date
circa 1865
Medium
albumen on paper
Size (h x w)
136 x 88 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
1983/22/29
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Day Lily II
Day Lily II

Alex Katz

Production date
1969
Medium
colour lithograph
Size (h x w)
525 x 707 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
1984/1/2
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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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Dandelions newly flowered
Dandelions newly flowered

Andy Goldsworthy

Production date
1987
Medium
cibachrome
Size (h x w)
760 x 760 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/26/2
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Boulogne
Boulogne

Michael Parekowhai

Production date
2001
Medium
C-type photograph
Size (h x w)
1500 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/16/3
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Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Minazuru-hime (right), Nakamura Shikan IV as Chienai (centre), and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Torazô (left)
Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Minazuru-hime (right), Nakamura Shikan IV as Chi...

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1861
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
365 x 250 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/13
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The Bouquet
The Bouquet

B Parker

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
206 x 254 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1885
Accession no
M1885/1/82
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Ulu malauli
Ulu malauli

Fatu Feu'u

Production date
1999
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
500 x 1060 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2002
Accession no
2002/25/9