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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

FREE

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Guide Kaiārahi
Guide Kaiārahi

FREE

Guide Kaiārahi

FREE

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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

6.30 – 8pm

FREE

Off the Wall Drawing

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) Book now

Hīkoi toiora

2pm every Sat & Sun, or on request.

$25/$22.50 (Members) Book now

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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

Visible Mysteries no. 8
Visible Mysteries no. 8

Colin McCahon

Production date
1968
Medium
acrylic on board
Size (h x w)
1245 x 631 x 45 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1986
Accession no
C1994/1/177
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A poem of Kaipara Flat
A poem of Kaipara Flat

Colin McCahon

Production date
1971
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
1020 x 681 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1971
Accession no
1971/27
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Gate 1
Gate 1

Colin McCahon

Production date
1961
Medium
oil on canvas on board
Size (h x w)
845 x 927 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/15/4
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Cross
Cross

Colin McCahon

Production date
1959
Medium
oil ("Solpah") on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1219 x 762 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/13
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And Jesus said 'young man, I say to you, Arise'
And Jesus said 'young man, I say to you, Arise'

Colin McCahon

Production date
1969
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/29
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Work towards the first stations of the Cross
Work towards the first stations of the Cross

Colin McCahon

Production date
1973
Medium
conté on paper
Size (h x w)
307 x 459 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/86
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Jump E24
Jump E24

Colin McCahon

Production date
1974
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
927 x 644 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/88
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Jump E30
Jump E30

Colin McCahon

Production date
1974
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
928 x 444 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/90
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Headland with simple shapes
Headland with simple shapes

Colin McCahon

Production date
1961-1962
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
720 x 606 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of an anonymous donor, 1985
Accession no
1985/64/4
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Spring, Ruby Bay
Spring, Ruby Bay

Colin McCahon

Production date
1945
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
680 x 459 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/11
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Comet (F8, F9, F10)
Comet (F8, F9, F10)

Colin McCahon

Production date
1974
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on unstretched jute canvas
Size (h x w)
924 x 511 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr and Mrs A J Gibbs, Patron's Circle, 1987
Accession no
1987/14.1-3
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I and Thou
I and Thou

Colin McCahon

Production date
1954-1955
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
559 x 533 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Miss L D Gilmour, 1990
Accession no
1990/1/3
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North Otago
North Otago

Colin McCahon

Production date
1973
Medium
linocut
Size (h x w)
80 x 105 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist through the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1979
Accession no
1979/44
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Eleven: His crucifixion
Eleven: His crucifixion

Colin McCahon

Production date
1966
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on paper on cardboard
Size (h x w)
750 x 555 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1981
Accession no
1981/27/11
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Fourteen: He is laid in the Tomb
Fourteen: He is laid in the Tomb

Colin McCahon

Production date
1966
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on paper on cardboard
Size (h x w)
750 x 555 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1981
Accession no
1981/27/14
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Two: The Cross is laid upon Him
Two: The Cross is laid upon Him

Colin McCahon

Production date
1966
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on paper on cardboard
Size (h x w)
750 x 555 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1981
Accession no
1981/27/2
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Three
Three

Colin McCahon

Production date
1958
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
380 x 278 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/14/4
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[Flower]
[Flower]

Colin McCahon

Production date
1967
Medium
acrylic on paper
Size (h x w)
750 x 550 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1985
Accession no
C1994/1/150
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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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Three: His first fall
Three: His first fall

Colin McCahon

Production date
1966
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on paper on cardboard
Size (h x w)
750 x 555 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1981
Accession no
1981/27/3
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Nine: His third fall
Nine: His third fall

Colin McCahon

Production date
1966
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on paper on cardboard
Size (h x w)
750 x 555 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1981
Accession no
1981/27/9
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Elias triptych
Elias triptych

Colin McCahon

Production date
1959
Medium
oil ("Solpah"), sand on three hardboard panels
Size (h x w)
1219 x 838 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
Accession no
1982/14/4.1-3
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Upper Moutere, Nelson
Upper Moutere, Nelson

Colin McCahon

Production date
1942
Medium
ink and watercolour
Size (h x w)
240 x 317 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
Accession no
1982/22
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Waterfall
Waterfall

Colin McCahon

Production date
1964
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
304 x 304 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of an anonymous donor, 1985
Accession no
1985/64/5
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[Carter Observatory, Kelburn]
[Carter Observatory, Kelburn]

Colin McCahon

Production date
1943
Medium
watercolour and pencil
Size (h x w)
255 x 194 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Miss L D Gilmour, 1990
Accession no
1990/1/2
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Large waterfall
Large waterfall

Colin McCahon

Production date
1964
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1670 x 1670 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/17
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Still life with altar III
Still life with altar III

Colin McCahon

Production date
1967
Medium
acrylic on board
Size (h x w)
530 x 996 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/23
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Lark singing was almost a daily ritual
Lark singing was almost a daily ritual

Colin McCahon

Production date
1969
Medium
conté on paper
Size (h x w)
1675 x 650 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/24
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Mother and Child
Mother and Child

Colin McCahon

Production date
1948
Medium
charcoal
Size (h x w)
644 x 511 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/3
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Deliver us O Lord
Deliver us O Lord

Colin McCahon

Production date
1969
Medium
watercolour
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/31
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He was not himself the light
He was not himself the light

Colin McCahon

Production date
1969
Medium
watercolour
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/32
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Not on display

Jump E18
Jump E18

Colin McCahon

Production date
1974
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on unstretched jute canvas
Size (h x w)
927 x 612 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/87
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Rocks in the sky, series 2, no. 7
Rocks in the sky, series 2, no. 7

Colin McCahon

Production date
1976
Medium
acrylic on paper
Size (h x w)
730 x 1103 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/93
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The Way of the Cross
The Way of the Cross

Colin McCahon

Production date
1966
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on three hardboard panels
Size (h x w)
406 x 6103 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the Thanksgiving Foundation, 2003
Accession no
L2003/6
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Ten: He is stripped of His Garments
Ten: He is stripped of His Garments

Colin McCahon

Production date
1966
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on paper on cardboard
Size (h x w)
750 x 555 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1981
Accession no
1981/27/10
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Six: His face is wiped by Veronica
Six: His face is wiped by Veronica

Colin McCahon

Production date
1966
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on paper on cardboard
Size (h x w)
750 x 555 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1981
Accession no
1981/27/6
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Type Catalogue owned by Colin McCahon
Type Catalogue owned by Colin McCahon
Production date
circa 1960
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2006/5

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Karen Walker & Priscilla Southcombe

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Frequency Image
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Zena Elliott & Olivia Boswell

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