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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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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) 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) 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 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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Tamariki Takeover
Tamariki Takeover

11am–3pm

FREE

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

Tamariki Takeover

11am–3pm

FREE

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RESCHEDULED Atamira Dance Company: Rārangi Wā – Timeline
RESCHEDULED Atamira Dance Company: Rārangi Wā – Timeline

FREE

We are delighted to welcome Atamira Dance Company back to the Gallery for two days of open rehearsals followed by a stunning free performance during our Friday Lates.

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Karanga Atu, Karanga Mai: GALS Auckland Rainbow Choir with Pride
Karanga Atu, Karanga Mai: GALS Auckland Rainbow Choir with Pride

2–3pm

FREE

A colourful celebration of community and voice as part of Auckland Pride Festival 2021.

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New Members Tour: Sat 27 Feb
New Members Tour: Sat 27 Feb

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: Sat 27 Feb

11am–12pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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SUPREME Ball 2.0
SUPREME Ball 2.0

9.30pm

Ballroom community/walkers $10; Spectators $20 Buy tickets

After a sickening SUPREME Ball at the Wintergardens, COVEN-CARANGI is back for SUPREME 2.0 at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

SUPREME Ball 2.0

9.30pm

Ballroom community/walkers $10; Spectators $20 Buy tickets

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

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 12 Mar 2021

FREE

Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 12 Mar 2021

FREE

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Back Office: Virtual Launch
Back Office: Virtual Launch

3.30–4pm

Free for Members (Link to join in your Members e-newsletter on Thu 25 Feb)

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: Virtual Launch

3.30–4pm

Free for Members (Link to join in your Members e-newsletter on Thu 25 Feb)

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Friday Lates
Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

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

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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.

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.

FREE

Artworks

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Northland
Northland

Colin McCahon

Production date
1962
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1196 x 828 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/14
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Caltex 4
Caltex 4

Colin McCahon

Production date
1965
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on paper on cardboard
Size (h x w)
266 x 406 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/19
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Prayer for the Second Coming
Prayer for the Second Coming

Colin McCahon

Production date
1969
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/25
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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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Jump E25
Jump E25

Colin McCahon

Production date
1974
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
927 x 460 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/89
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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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Angels and bed no. 6: Close
Angels and bed no. 6: Close

Colin McCahon

Production date
1977
Medium
acrylic on paper
Size (h x w)
731 x 1103 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/95
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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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[Still Life with lamps]
[Still Life with lamps]

Colin McCahon

Production date
1947
Medium
ink, watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
200 x 258 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/1
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Easter landscape: triptych
Easter landscape: triptych

Colin McCahon

Production date
1966
Medium
synthetic polymer paint (PVAc), sand on three hardboard doors
Size (h x w)
1805 x 605 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1981
Accession no
1981/26
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Thirteen: His Body is taken down from the Cross
Thirteen: His Body is taken down from the Cross

Colin McCahon

Production date
1966
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on 14 sheets of 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
1981/27/13
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Seven: His second fall
Seven: His second fall

Colin McCahon

Production date
1966
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on 14 sheets of 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
1981/27/7
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Christ supported by Angels
Christ supported by Angels

Colin McCahon

Production date
1951
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
723 x 906 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
Accession no
1982/14/2
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These are words you may trust
These are words you may trust

Colin McCahon

Production date
1969
Medium
watercolour, chalk
Size (h x w)
1575 x 552 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Barry Perkins, 1985
Accession no
1985/34/2
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I one
I one

Colin McCahon

Production date
1959
Medium
enamel and butex on board
Size (h x w)
1218 x 609 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of an anonymous donor, 1985
Accession no
1985/64/2
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Two
Two

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
1965/14/3
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Eleven: His crucifixion
Eleven: His crucifixion

Colin McCahon

Production date
1966
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on 14 sheets of 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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Five: Simon is made to bear the Cross
Five: Simon is made to bear the Cross

Colin McCahon

Production date
1966
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on 14 sheets of 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
1981/27/5
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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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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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Sketch
Sketch

Colin McCahon

Production date
1961
Medium
enamel on hardboard
Size (h x w)
609 x 508 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Miss L D Gilmour, 1990
Accession no
1990/1/4
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Clouds 4
Clouds 4

Colin McCahon

Production date
1975
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on paper on plywood
Size (h x w)
1096 x 715 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1995/41
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Puketutu Manukau 3: Puketutu from my boat
Puketutu Manukau 3: Puketutu from my boat

Colin McCahon

Production date
1957
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
216 x 267 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/10
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Six
Six

Colin McCahon

Production date
1958
Medium
ink, wash
Size (h x w)
634 x 507 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/12
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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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All mortals are like grass
All mortals are like grass

Colin McCahon

Production date
1969
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/28
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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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Clouds 3
Clouds 3

Colin McCahon

Production date
1975
Medium
acrylic on paper
Size (h x w)
1100 x 730 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/91
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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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Rocks at French Bay
Rocks at French Bay

Colin McCahon

Production date
1959
Medium
ink and oil on unstretched canvas
Size (h x w)
1960 x 1925 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1987
Accession no
C1994/1/210
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Altar - still life
Altar - still life

Colin McCahon

Production date
1967
Medium
ink on paper
Size (h x w)
560 x 760 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1988
Accession no
C1994/1/244
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Not on display

Gate 10
Gate 10

Colin McCahon

Production date
1961
Medium
enamel on board
Size (h x w)
1286 x 975 x 70 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of an anonymous donor, 1985
Accession no
1985/64/3
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Not on display

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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Not on display

[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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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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