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Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary
Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary

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Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary

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vocabulary of solitude by Ugo Rondinone
vocabulary of solitude by Ugo Rondinone

FREE

vocabulary of solitude by Ugo Rondinone

FREE

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Manpower: Myths of Masculinity
Manpower: Myths of Masculinity

FREE

Manpower: Myths of Masculinity

FREE

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Romancing the Collection
Romancing the Collection

FREE

Romancing the Collection

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Guide Kaiārahi
Guide Kaiārahi

FREE

Guide Kaiārahi

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Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder
Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder

FREE

Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder

FREE

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Solacium – Live performance from the Human Kind Project
Solacium – Live performance from the Human Kind Project

6.30-8pm and 1-2.30pm

FREE

Solacium – Live performance from the Human Kind Project

6.30-8pm and 1-2.30pm

FREE

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Manpower Lectures – #4 Queer and Now (online)
Manpower Lectures – #4 Queer and Now (online)

6—7pm

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

What's queer about long-nineteenth-century British art now? Answering this question, Edwards address two entirely different examples: Henry Hugh Armstead’s mid-Victorian bronze statuette ‘Satan dismayed’ otherwise known as ‘Saint Michael and the Serpent’ (1852) and Henry Scott Tuke’s 1924 oil painting, ‘Companions’. Both artists remain marginalised, and have proven difficult to canonise for different reasons: Armstead as a predominantly decorative artist in a canon still primarily oriented towards the two-dimensional and the category of fine art, and Tuke because of the open secret of the pederastic character of his work, at a moment in which childhood sexual abuse remains one of the key cultural issues of our time. What might we learn from returning to think about both?

This lecture is a pre-recorded lecture that will be made available to ticketholders to watch in their own time. This lecture is the fourth in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism.

Manpower Lectures – #4 Queer and Now (online)

6—7pm

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

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Embroidery Workshop – Spring Stitch Zen
Embroidery Workshop – Spring Stitch Zen

10.30am—4pm

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Please note: This event was originally scheduled for Sunday 28 November. It will now go ahead on Sunday 27 March 2022 (restrictions allowing) and ticket holders have been contacted directly.

Join contemporary embroidery artist Fleur Woods for a fun and relaxing day of creative stitch in the Members Lounge. After a long winter, find your zen immersed in creativity and explore texture, fibres and colour. Fleur will support you to set your creativity free and make your own design using traditional and self-taught methods.

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A Day at Gibbs Farm with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
A Day at Gibbs Farm with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Sun 27 March 2022, 10am–2pm

Adult: $95.00 Auckland Art Gallery Member: $85.00 Child (5 -13 yrs): $53.00 Children under 5: free Return Bus Ticket: (North Shore and Central departures) $20.00 On-site parking: per vehicle $20.00 NB: Ticketing fees will be applied by Eventfinda. Buy tickets

A Day at Gibbs Farm with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Sun 27 March 2022, 10am–2pm

Adult: $95.00 Auckland Art Gallery Member: $85.00 Child (5 -13 yrs): $53.00 Children under 5: free Return Bus Ticket: (North Shore and Central departures) $20.00 On-site parking: per vehicle $20.00 NB: Ticketing fees will be applied by Eventfinda. Buy tickets

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Embroidery Workshop – Creative Floral Basics
Embroidery Workshop – Creative Floral Basics

10.30am—4pm

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Please note: This event was originally scheduled for Saturday 27 November. It will now go ahead on Saturday 26 March 2022 (restrictions allowing) and ticket holders have been contacted directly.

Join contemporary embroidery artist Fleur Woods to create your own mini floral embroidery. Enjoy a day in the Members lounge surrounded by beautiful blooms and immersed in creativity as Fleur shares her favourite supplies, tips & techniques. You will be supported to create your own design and set your creativity free. 

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Manpower Lectures – #3 The New Mail Order
Manpower Lectures – #3 The New Mail Order

6—7pm

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

When Eugen Sandow, the father of modern bodybuilding, toured New Zealand in the summer of 1902-03, his aim was to reshape the nation. Long before the likes of Charles Atlas peddled mail order muscle programmes, the Sandow System was embraced by men throughout New Zealand. Eager to flex and pose and dream of a new male order, these men joined local gyms, entered bodybuilding contests, and even strutted their stuff in local beauty competitions. In this lecture, Dr Caroline Daley reveals the bodies of early twentieth century men and questions whether our fixation with rugby players, farmers and soldiers means we’re missing the pleasure that comes from gazing upon the world’s most perfectly developed man and his local acolytes.

This lecture is the third in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism. 

Manpower Lectures – #3 The New Mail Order

6—7pm

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

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Manpower Lectures – #2 Ancient Greek Male Identity and the Modern World
Manpower Lectures – #2 Ancient Greek Male Identity and the Modern World

6—7pm

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

Drawing on heroes of classical mythology, the Iliad, Greek tragedy and their modern adaptations, Dr Anastasia Bakogianni explores what it meant to be a man in the ancient Greek world. Researching expectations placed upon men and the warrior ethos, she tracks its impact throughout the centuries and on the modern concept of masculinity.  This lecture is the second in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism.

Manpower Lectures – #2 Ancient Greek Male Identity and the Modern World

6—7pm

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

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Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland
Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland

6—7pm

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson explores some of the motivations behind the collecting and public display of male bodies in the early years of the Auckland Art Gallery (founded 1888) and considers the appeal and meaning of such frankly sensual images for their Victorian-era benefactors who purchased them. The notorious 1895 London trial and imprisonment of Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde for homosexuality suddenly altered consciousness across the British Empire. It impacts can be seen, she argues, in public debates about masculinity in New Zealand, and in institutional attitudes to the male nude in art in the following decades.

This lecture is the first in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism.

Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland

6—7pm

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

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SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - March
SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - March

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

Please note: This event is now sold out.

Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi) is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects. Loosely translating to ‘golden joinery’, kintsugi values breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, using lacquer and powdered metal to make visible repairs.

SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - March

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

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Swinging Sixties: Double Feature
Swinging Sixties: Double Feature

3.15—8.30pm

From $15 Book now

What better way to celebrate the exhibition Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary than two iconic, groovy, cinematic classics that will transport you back to the swinging sixties!

Alongside a fully stocked bar, you can catch A Hard Day’s Night – a 1964 rock-and-roll romp following "a day in the life" of The Beatles as fame takes them by storm – and mystery thriller Blow-Up, by critically acclaimed director Michelangelo Antonioni, wherein a bored mod-photographer discovers he’s unknowingly captured a crime scene on film. This event will be located at The Hollywood in Avondale, New Zealand’s longest-running cinema palace.

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Rainbow artists talk about their lives
Rainbow artists talk about their lives

7pm-8pm

Free, booking essential. Book now

Rainbow artists talk about their lives

7pm-8pm

Free, booking essential. Book now

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Swinging Sixties in Auckland - How Quant Sparked Our Boutique Culture
Swinging Sixties in Auckland - How Quant Sparked Our Boutique Culture

6—7pm

Members $14, Non-Members $20 Book now

Swinging Sixties in Auckland - how Quant sparked our boutique culture.

In this talk, fashion historian Angela Lassig will chart the rise of boutique culture in the back streets and side alleys of 60s Auckland, exploring the fashion, music and makeup that energised a generation.  

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Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing
Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm

FREE

Join us for a special edition of our Friday Lates Drop-in Drawing on 21 January with Off the Wall Drawing. Then, inspired by our fabulous exhibition Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary, join us on 28 January for Drop in Drawing – '60s style

Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm

FREE

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Yoga and Art Immersion
Yoga and Art Immersion

Tuesdays 5.30 – 6.30pm, Sundays 9 – 10.00am

Public $15, Members $12

Yoga and Art Immersion

Tuesdays 5.30 – 6.30pm, Sundays 9 – 10.00am

Public $15, Members $12

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Quant-inspired Fashion Illustration Workshop
Quant-inspired Fashion Illustration Workshop

10.30am—3pm

From $150 Book now

Harnessing the youthful spirit of the sixties and embracing new mass-production techniques, Mary Quant created a new look for modern women. Be inspired by Quant's work and play around with different materials and styles to create your own mini fashion sketch portfolio.

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Mary Quant Minidress Masterclass
Mary Quant Minidress Masterclass

10.30 am - 12.30pm

From $22.50 Book now

Mary Quant Minidress Masterclass

10.30 am - 12.30pm

From $22.50 Book now

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Fashion Icons: how Mary Quant influenced Kate Sylvester
Fashion Icons: how Mary Quant influenced Kate Sylvester

3—4pm

Talk - Standard $15, Talk - Members $13.50 Book now

Celebrate Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary with a conversation between Aotearoa New Zealand fashion designer Kate Sylvester and Creative and Fashion Director of Viva Magazine, Dan Ahwa. Following the talk, Members can enjoy an exclusive opportunity to meet Kate Sylvester in the Members Lounge.

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Friday Lates
Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

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Off the Wall Drawing
Off the Wall Drawing

Friday nights, from January 21 2022, 6.30 – 8pm

FREE

Off the Wall Drawing

Friday nights, from January 21 2022, 6.30 – 8pm

FREE

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January School Holiday Programmes 2022
January School Holiday Programmes 2022

9am–3pm

$80 (+booking fees) per child, per day | $350 (+booking fees) per child, 5 days Book now

This January school holidays, the Gallery is proud to bring you a hands-on School Holiday Programme. 

January School Holiday Programmes 2022

9am–3pm

$80 (+booking fees) per child, per day | $350 (+booking fees) per child, 5 days Book now

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Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!
Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!

Sat & Sun 11am–3pm, public holidays and every day during school holidays

FREE

Whānau drop-ins are free, family-focused workshops held every Saturday and Sunday from 11am–3pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!

Sat & Sun 11am–3pm, public holidays and every day during school holidays

FREE

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Hīkoi toiora
Hīkoi toiora

2pm every Sat & Sun, or on request.

$25/$22.50 (Members)

Hīkoi toiora

2pm every Sat & Sun, or on request.

$25/$22.50 (Members)

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A Slow Look
A Slow Look

1 hour

$25/22.50 (Members) 12 and under free

A Slow Look

1 hour

$25/22.50 (Members) 12 and under free

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Gallery tours
Gallery tours

11.30am and 1.30pm daily

FREE

Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to introduce you to the art, artists, stories and histories that make up our Gallery.

Gallery tours

11.30am and 1.30pm daily

FREE

Artworks

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Not on display

Post Black No.13
Post Black No.13

Bill Culbert Ralph Hotere

Production date
1992
Medium
painted window frame, glass, and fluorescent tube
Size (h x w)
985 x 860 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1992
Accession no
C1994/1/368
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On display

Seven Yellow Cloroval, Easter Island
Seven Yellow Cloroval, Easter Island

Bill Culbert

On display

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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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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Black and Light #4
Black and Light #4

Bill Culbert

Production date
2007
Medium
acrylic paint, fluorescent light electrical units and wire
Size (h x w)
50 x 620 x 63 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2007
Accession no
C2007/1/20
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Moonlight Creek 2
Moonlight Creek 2

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
1978
Medium
light bulb, stone, Perspex, wood
Size (h x w)
227 x 388 x 310 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/39/2
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Celeste
Celeste

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
1970
Medium
Perspex, light bulbs, metal, 28.1.15 Bulb replaced with correct shape 100W bayonet General Electric Krypton Mushroom shape
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
Celeste

Bill Culbert

On display

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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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Not on display

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
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Not on display

Post Black, Window #5
Post Black, Window #5

Bill Culbert Ralph Hotere

Production date
1992
Medium
fluorescent tubes, paint and backing panel
Size (h x w)
1030 x 620 x 110 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2009
Accession no
C2009/1/35/1
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On display

Bucket, Croagnes
Bucket, Croagnes

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
2012
Medium
digital liquid drop on demand ink-jet 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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On display

Hokitika Return Journey
Hokitika Return Journey

Bill Culbert

On display

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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On display

Cubic Projections
Cubic Projections

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
1968
Medium
fibreglass, light bulb
Size (h x w)
640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/35/2
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Light Field I
Light Field I

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
1968
Medium
metal and light bulb
Size (h x w)
790 x 785 x 102 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/35/3
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Not on display

Post Black, Window #10
Post Black, Window #10

Bill Culbert Ralph Hotere

Production date
1992
Medium
fluorescent tubes, paint and backing panel
Size (h x w)
1030 x 620 x 110 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2009
Accession no
C2009/1/35/2
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On display

Sunset I
Sunset I

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
1990
Medium
colour photograph
Size (h x w)
1500 x 1000 mm
Credit line
The Auckland Triennial Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2001
Accession no
2001/10/1
Sunset I

Bill Culbert

On display

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Table Leg
Table Leg

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
1982
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
2001/10/2
Table Leg

Bill Culbert

On display

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On display

Jug, Windowpane
Jug, Windowpane

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
1980
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
2001/10/6
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Standard Lamps Day, Night
Standard Lamps Day, Night

Bill Culbert

On display

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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Not on display

Murdering Beach
Murdering Beach

Bill Culbert

Production date
1978
Medium
tea trolley leg, table leg, fluorescent tube, Perspex case
Size (h x w)
308 x 847 x 158 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/39/3
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On display

Stand Still
Stand Still

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
1987
Medium
plastic bottles, lamp shade, fluorescent tubes
Size (h x w)
1829 x 1524 x 254 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1988
Accession no
1988/6/1
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On display

Spacific Plastics
Spacific Plastics

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
2001
Medium
Tupperware, fluorescent tubes, brackets
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2009
Accession no
C2009/1/10
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Not on display

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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On display

Frosted Bulb in Sun
Frosted Bulb in Sun

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
1992
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
2001/10/3
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Sugar, Kitchen
Sugar, Kitchen

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
1981
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
2001/10/4
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On display

Small Glass Pouring Light
Small Glass Pouring Light

Bill Culbert

On display

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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On display

Blacks Point
Blacks Point

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
1978
Medium
corrugated iron, fluorescent tube
Size (h x w)
1505 x 670 x 55 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1988
Accession no
1988/4
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On display

Cascade
Cascade

Bill Culbert

On display

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
Cascade

Bill Culbert

On display

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On display

Reefton Cloud
Reefton Cloud

Bill Culbert

On display

Production date
1978
Medium
charred wood, fluorescent tube, Perspex
Size (h x w)
210 x 665 x 185 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/39/4
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