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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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Collection Set: In memory of Robert Ellis ONZM (1929-2021)

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City spanning the canal
City spanning the canal

Robert Ellis

Production date
1964
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
1054 x 600 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1964
Accession no
1964/9/2
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Motorway/City
Motorway/City

Robert Ellis

Production date
1969
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
1219 x 1054 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1969
Accession no
1969/14
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Kuparu
Kuparu

Robert Ellis

Production date
1989
Medium
lithograph (arches 88 300gm paper)
Size (h x w)
701 x 502 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds provided by the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board, 1991
Accession no
1991/22/4
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Te Rawhiti III
Te Rawhiti III

Robert Ellis

Production date
1974
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1220 x 1220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/32
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Rakaumangamanga 21 Oketopa 1984
Rakaumangamanga 21 Oketopa 1984

Robert Ellis

Production date
1984
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1795 x 1910 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Gift Collection, 2014
Accession no
2014/8/3
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Turangawaewae Maehe 1983
Turangawaewae Maehe 1983

Robert Ellis

Production date
Mar 1983
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1720 x 4420 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery to celebrate their 60th anniversary, 2014
Accession no
2014/4
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Te Rawhiti
Te Rawhiti

Robert Ellis

Production date
1975
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
585 x 670 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1980
Accession no
1980/44/1
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Pleiades VIII
Pleiades VIII

Robert Ellis

Production date
1974
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1510 x 1810 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2019
Accession no
C2019/1/10
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Motorways
Motorways

Robert Ellis

Production date
1969
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
558 x 455 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/25/1/7
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City on the river bend
City on the river bend

Robert Ellis

Production date
1964
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
453 x 360 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1964
Accession no
1964/19/1
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Te Rawhiti II
Te Rawhiti II

Robert Ellis

Production date
1974
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
1240 x 1242 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Gift Collection, 2014
Accession no
2014/8/4
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Urban city
Urban city

Robert Ellis

Production date
1965
Medium
oil and acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1676 x 1625 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/24/1

Online Collection: Thinking about summer

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Moeraki Beach Scene
Moeraki Beach Scene

William Reed

Production date
1934
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
317 x 425 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1976
Accession no
1976/43/2
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Oriental Parade, Wellington, March 1960
Oriental Parade, Wellington, March 1960

Brian Brake

Production date
1960
Medium
cibachrome
Size (h x w)
417 x 613 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1990
Accession no
1990/12/1
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French Bay
French Bay

Colin McCahon

Production date
circa 1954
Medium
gouache on paper
Size (h x w)
732 x 872 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/40/1
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Shelly Beach
Shelly Beach

Walter Wright

Production date
1916
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
308 x 510 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1967
Accession no
1967/5
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Te Kao, North Cape, 1983
Te Kao, North Cape, 1983

Ans Westra

Production date
1984
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
297 x 303 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/27/16
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Sand dunes
Sand dunes

Adele Younghusband

Production date
1931
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
473 x 624 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1980
Accession no
1980/31
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Us Bathing at Takapuna
Us Bathing at Takapuna

Bessie Christie

Production date
1946
Medium
watercolour and ink
Size (h x w)
380 x 500 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Ilene and Laurence Dakin Bequest, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/32
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Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#35)
Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#35)

Eric Lee-Johnson

Production date
1955
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Elizabeth Lee-Johnson in memory of Eric Lee-Johnson, 1994
Accession no
1994/45/35
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Companions
Companions

Henry Tuke

Production date
1924
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
407 x 660 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr C Macindoe, 1924
Accession no
1924/6
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View from the beach, Hunt's Claim, Coromandel
View from the beach, Hunt's Claim, Coromandel

John Hoyte

Production date
circa 1868
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
311 x 438 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Old Colonist's Museum, 1917
Accession no
1917/5
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[Bathers]
[Bathers]

Colin McCahon

Production date
1942
Medium
ink and watercolour
Size (h x w)
128 x 178 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/17
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The North Head from Cheltenham Beach
The North Head from Cheltenham Beach

George O'Brien

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
200 x 459 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/27

Collection Set: In memory of Billy Apple® (1935-2021)

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Bartered
Bartered

Billy Apple®

Production date
1986
Medium
pencil on screenprint on paper
Size (h x w)
765 x 570 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1986
Accession no
C1994/1/192
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Solo Fixie
Solo Fixie

Billy Apple®

Production date
2011
Medium
automotive paint and vinyl graphics on custom-built fixed-gear bicycle
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
C2012/1/15/4
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Billy Apple Bleaching with Lady Clairol Instant Crème Whip, November 1962
Billy Apple Bleaching with Lady Clairol Instant Crème Whip, November 1962

Billy Apple®

Production date
1962
Medium
gold-toned silver gelatin print with screen-printed text
Size (h x w)
408 x 575 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2015
Accession no
2015/20
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Apple's Blend - the divine proportion
Apple's Blend - the divine proportion

Billy Apple®

Production date
2004
Medium
millers blended and roasted coffee beans, foil bag
Size (h x w)
80 x 80 x 40 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2005
Accession no
C2005/1/11/1
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2 Minutes 33 Seconds (Green)
2 Minutes 33 Seconds (Green)

Billy Apple®

Production date
1962
Medium
painted bronze cast from the original 1962 mould
Size (h x w)
140 x 355 x 153 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist with assistance from Alan Gibbs and Jenny Gibbs, 1991
Accession no
1991/27
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Red Apple
Red Apple

Billy Apple®

Production date
1997
Medium
letterpress and pencil
Size (h x w)
389 x 573 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/33
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Cash Only 1/2 Price
Cash Only 1/2 Price

Billy Apple®

Production date
1984-1990
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
2100 x 1551 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1991
Accession no
C1994/1/355
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Addendum to 'Subtraction' The Given as an Art-Political Statement
Addendum to 'Subtraction' The Given as an Art-Political Statement

Billy Apple®

Production date
1998
Medium
gelatin silver print and screenprint on card
Size (h x w)
295 x 480 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1998
Accession no
1998/38
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Self-portraits (Apple Sees Red on Green)
Self-portraits (Apple Sees Red on Green)

Billy Apple®

Production date
1962-1963
Medium
offset photo-lithography on primed linen
Size (h x w)
1020 x 770 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2018
Accession no
2018/12
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Rainbow
Rainbow

Billy Apple®

Production date
1965
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
603 x 508 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/43
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Atlanta
Atlanta

Billy Apple®

Production date
1988
Medium
screenprint on steel
Size (h x w)
34 x 56 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Les Fletcher in memory of Shirley Fletcher, 1994
Accession no
1994/46
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Complimentary
Complimentary

Billy Apple®

Production date
1990
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
2112 x 1551 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1981
Accession no
C1994/1/356