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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: 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

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

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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

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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