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

FREE

vocabulary of solitude by Ugo Rondinone

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Manpower: Myths of Masculinity
Manpower: Myths of Masculinity

FREE

Manpower: Myths of Masculinity

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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

From $310 Book now

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

From $310 Book now

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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