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Mother Tongue
Mother Tongue

FREE

Mother Tongue

FREE

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Te Haerenga | The Passage
Te Haerenga | The Passage

FREE

Te Haerenga | The Passage

FREE

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Takoto
Takoto

FREE

Takoto

FREE

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CULTURAL ID; Marae, Maunga, Motu
CULTURAL ID; Marae, Maunga, Motu

FREE

CULTURAL ID; Marae, Maunga, Motu

FREE

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Puhoro
Puhoro

FREE

Puhoro

FREE

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Kintsugi workshop - September
Kintsugi workshop - September

10.30am–1.30pm

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

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.

Kintsugi workshop - September

10.30am–1.30pm

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

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for precision
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for preci...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson as she reconstructs the artistic dialogue between Dutch abstract painter, Piet Mondrian and his younger British colleague, Ben Nicholson. Their relationship flourished in north London in late 1938, when the two friends worked side by side in neighbouring studios as the clouds of World War II gathered. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for preci...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson to hear the story behind the creation of Claude Monet’s extraordinary water gardens at Giverny and the evolution of his Japanese bridge series, culminating in a discussion of a late bridge painting made by Monet, on loan at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Advanced Photography with Simon Devitt
Advanced Photography with Simon Devitt

11am–3.30pm

Earlybird Members $225 (book before 1 April), Members $250, Non-Members $300 (includes a membership) Book now

Photographer, lecturer and award-winning publisher Simon Devitt returns with an exciting two-day workshop (two consecutive Sundays) dedicated to developing your visual language. Expand your skillset through curated practical exercises and gain an advanced understanding of photography as a storytelling medium.

Advanced Photography with Simon Devitt

11am–3.30pm

Earlybird Members $225 (book before 1 April), Members $250, Non-Members $300 (includes a membership) Book now

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India

6 – 7pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only (RSVP required) Book now

In advance of an exhibition on the history and meanings of colour (2022), Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson explores exuberant paintings of British painter Howard Hodgkin through his relationship to India and its artistic traditions. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. Please note, this lecture will be held onsite in the Gallery Auditorium. As spaces are limited, please register for a free ticket using the booking link.

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India

6 – 7pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only (RSVP required) Book now

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Te Haerenga | A conversation with Shane Cotton
Te Haerenga | A conversation with Shane Cotton

12.30–1.30pm

Free for Members

Honoa ki te hono tawhiti ka kitea ai ki nga ringatoi Māori o enei rā. | Connect to the ancient past and see it through contemporary Māori artists. Journey with the artist, Shane Cotton and Senior Curator of International Art, Sophie Matthiesson as they explore the significance of vessels like the one central to the exhibition design, Te Puawai (pictured). During their midday conversation, they’ll explore the curatorial thinking behind Te Haerenga | The Passage.

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Kintsugi workshop - May
Kintsugi workshop - May

10.30am–1.30pm

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

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.

Kintsugi workshop - May

10.30am–1.30pm

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

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Rag rug workshop with Vita Cochran – May
Rag rug workshop with Vita Cochran – May

10.30am–3.30pm

Members $150, Non-Members $200 (includes a Membership) Book now

Artist and maker, Vita Cochran will teach you how to make a hooked rug from old woollen garments and fabric. Recycle materials in an innovative way to create an original artwork imbued with history.

Rag rug workshop with Vita Cochran – May

10.30am–3.30pm

Members $150, Non-Members $200 (includes a Membership) Book now

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Painting as protest in the prisons of the French Revolution
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Painting as protest in the prisons of the French Rev...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson uncovers the extraordinary story behind a group of well-known landscapes painted on plates by the renowned French landscape and decorative artist Hubert Robert (1733-1808) during his imprisonment as a political suspect during the Terror. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Painting as protest in the prisons of the French Rev...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Tūtaki mai i ngā ringatoi ki te parakuihi | Breakfast with the artists: Ayesha Green and Jasmine Te Hira
Tūtaki mai i ngā ringatoi ki te parakuihi | Breakfast with the artists: Ayesha G...

7.30 – 9am

Members $25, Non-Members $30 Book now

Start your day with food for thought, coffee and actual food at this parakuihi with the artists Ayesha Green and Jasmine Te Hira. Here, the artists will discuss their practice and mahi toi featured in Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.

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EarthGarden Tasting
EarthGarden Tasting

12–1pm, 1–2pm & 2–3pm

Free for Members (RSVP required, R18) Book now

Members are invited to taste the new EarthGarden range, courtesy of Villa Maria. Pick a tasting timeslot and hear from the good folk on the vineyards how they’re making their practice more sustainable.

EarthGarden Tasting

12–1pm, 1–2pm & 2–3pm

Free for Members (RSVP required, R18) Book now

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Back Office: Conservation
Back Office: Conservation

6–6.30pm

Free for Members

Each month, we’re passing the mic to the people we work with to share the stories from the Back Office. Be it their favourite artwork, research or experiences on the job, they’ll be sharing their projects and passions.

Back Office: Conservation

6–6.30pm

Free for Members

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New Members Tour: Tue 16 Mar
New Members Tour: Tue 16 Mar

11am–12pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

In this wayfinding tour, you will be introduced to the Gallery’s layout, iconic artworks and the key sites in our award-winning building, including the Members lounge.

New Members Tour: Tue 16 Mar

11am–12pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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Te Karanga o te Rā – The Call of the Sail
Te Karanga o te Rā – The Call of the Sail

6–7pm

FREE

Te Rā Ringa Raupā present their remarkable project to recreate the oldest known Māori sail of its era – known as Te Rā. This unique taonga currently resides at the British Museum in London.

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Te Rā Ringa Raupā: Weavers in residence
Te Rā Ringa Raupā: Weavers in residence

10am – 12.30pm daily

FREE

Weaving artists dedicated to recreating the only known woven Māori sail takes up residence in Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki on 10 – 14 March. 

Te Rā Ringa Raupā: Weavers in residence

10am – 12.30pm daily

FREE

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Treasures of the Grand Tour: Italy through British eyes
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Treasures of the Grand Tour: Italy through British e...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson, to explore the ‘lure of Italy’ for British tourists in the eighteenth century in this online lecture. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Treasures of the Grand Tour: Italy through British e...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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POSTPONED Tamariki Takeover
POSTPONED Tamariki Takeover

11am–3pm

FREE

Celebrate International Children's Day at the Gallery with a weekend full of family-focused fun.

POSTPONED Tamariki Takeover

11am–3pm

FREE

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

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 26 Mar 2021

FREE

POSTPONED: Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 26 Mar 2021

FREE

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POSTPONED: Friday Lates
POSTPONED: Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

POSTPONED: Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

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SUSPENDED: Gallery tours
SUSPENDED: 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.

SUSPENDED: Gallery tours

11.30am and 1.30pm daily

FREE

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Hīkoi to Britomart
Hīkoi to Britomart

Sat & Sun, 12pm & 2pm | 2pm everyday during school holidays

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Students under 18 free with accompanying adult Buy tickets

Grab your walking shoes and join one of our kaiārahi/tour guides to explore significant Māori public artworks in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Hīkoi to Britomart

Sat & Sun, 12pm & 2pm | 2pm everyday during school holidays

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Students under 18 free with accompanying adult Buy tickets

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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

Artworks

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Attack on the White Cube
Attack on the White Cube

Billy Apple®

Production date
1982
Medium
SX70 polaroid photographs, text panel
Size (h x w)
565 x 423 x 24 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2005
Accession no
2005/25
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Bartered
Bartered

Billy Apple®

Production date
1988-1991
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
2137 x 1525 x 35 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1991
Accession no
C1994/1/354
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Apple's Blend - the divine proportion
Apple's Blend - the divine proportion

Billy Apple®

Production date
2001
Medium
screen print
Size (h x w)
420 x 297 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2005
Accession no
C2005/1/11/2
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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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2 minutes 33 seconds
2 minutes 33 seconds

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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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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2 Gallery Abstracts, 1:40, Revealed/Concealed Bath Street Gallery
2 Gallery Abstracts, 1:40, Revealed/Concealed Bath Street Gallery

Leon van den Eijkel Billy Apple®

Production date
2006
Medium
digital print on 200gm prographic paper
Size (h x w)
840 x 594 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2006
Accession no
C2006/1/23/2
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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 Gallery Abstracts, 1:150, Revealed/Concealed Bath Street Gallery
2 Gallery Abstracts, 1:150, Revealed/Concealed Bath Street Gallery

Leon van den Eijkel Billy Apple®

Production date
2006
Medium
printed t-shirt
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2006
Accession no
C2006/1/23/3
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Study for a New Zealand Flag
Study for a New Zealand Flag

Billy Apple®

Production date
2012
Medium
UV impregnated ink on primed canvas
Size (h x w)
382 x 618 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
2012/17
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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
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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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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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Not on display

2 Gallery Abstracts, 1:10, Revealed/Concealed Bath Street Gallery
2 Gallery Abstracts, 1:10, Revealed/Concealed Bath Street Gallery

Leon van den Eijkel Billy Apple®

Production date
2006
Medium
aluminium frame with powder coated cladding, acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
2409 x 2140 x 37 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2006
Accession no
C2006/1/23/1.1-2
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Sold
Sold

Billy Apple®

Production date
1981
Medium
screenprint with inscription
Size (h x w)
765 x 570 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/55
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Motion Picture Meets the Apple
Motion Picture Meets the Apple

Billy Apple®

Production date
1963
Medium
offset lithograph
Size (h x w)
587 x 460 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
C2012/1/15/5
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Not on display

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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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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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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