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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: Matariki

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Matariki
Matariki

Star Gossage

Production date
2014
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
855 x 1260 x 40 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2014
Accession no
2014/30/1
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The Sky
The Sky

Debra Bustin

Production date
1986
Medium
silkscreen, silver glitter
Size (h x w)
738 x 704 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of NZI Corporation, 1986
Accession no
1986/16/2
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Star Eater
Star Eater

Shane Cotton

Production date
2011
Medium
acrylic on linen
Size (h x w)
2650 x 2650 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
2012/9/1
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Setting Moon, Celestial South Pole, Rising Sun
Setting Moon, Celestial South Pole, Rising Sun

Pauline Thompson

Production date
1986
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
912 x 755 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/31/1-3
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Southern Cross
Southern Cross

Shane Cotton

Production date
2002
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1403 x 1403 x 35 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
C2003/1/2
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Maui and Mahuika
Maui and Mahuika

John Bevan Ford

Production date
1993
Medium
felt pen and pencil
Size (h x w)
570 x 768 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1994
Accession no
1994/5/4
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Seeing the Unseen
Seeing the Unseen

Star Gossage

Production date
2014
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
430 x 317 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2014
Accession no
2014/30/2
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The Sky
The Sky

Debra Bustin

Production date
1986
Medium
silkscreen
Size (h x w)
1020 x 760 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of NZI Corporation, 1986
Accession no
1986/17/3

Online Collection: Winter

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Through my window
Through my window

Frederick Porter

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
546 x 749 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the New Zealand Government, 1946
Accession no
1946/7/1
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Winter's mantle
Winter's mantle

George Chance

Production date
1940s?
Medium
photograph
Size (h x w)
434 x 584 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989
Accession no
1989/23
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Akaroa coach road
Akaroa coach road

Archibald Nicoll

Production date
1930s
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
360 x 510 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989
Accession no
1989/54
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The Gale
The Gale

Sybil Andrews

Production date
1930
Medium
linocut
Size (h x w)
260 x 316 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/154
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Wallsend on Tyne (snow)
Wallsend on Tyne (snow)

Christopher Killip

Production date
1987
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
406 x 508 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/29/27
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Beech trees under snow, Rotoroa, Nelson
Beech trees under snow, Rotoroa, Nelson

Dorothy Richmond

Production date
1931
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
254 x 278 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1937
Accession no
1937/1
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A Wintry Landscape
A Wintry Landscape

George Morland

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
432 x 527 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1954
Accession no
1954/30
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Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind
Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind

John Everett Millais

Production date
1892
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1270 x 1740 x 83 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Moss Davis, 1933
Accession no
1933/1/3
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Tauranga for winter sunshine
Tauranga for winter sunshine

Unknown artist

Production date
circa 1933
Medium
chromolithograph
Size (h x w)
890 x 570 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989
Accession no
1989/4
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Balanced snow, Grise Fiord, March 1989 (24 and 25)
Balanced snow, Grise Fiord, March 1989 (24 and 25)

Andy Goldsworthy

Production date
1989
Medium
cibachrome
Size (h x w)
160 x 240 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/26/1
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Wet Afternoon
Wet Afternoon

Ethel Spowers

Production date
1930
Medium
linocut
Size (h x w)
240 x 202 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/136
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A Scene from Kabuki
A Scene from Kabuki

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
364 x 256 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M55