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John Reynolds: The Violet Hour
John Reynolds: The Violet Hour

John Reynolds: The Violet Hour

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Louise Henderson: From Life
Louise Henderson: From Life

Louise Henderson: From Life

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Denmark Design
Denmark Design

$12 early bird tickets available Book now

Denmark Design

$12 early bird tickets available Book now

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Ralph Hotere: Godwit/Kuaka
Ralph Hotere: Godwit/Kuaka

Ralph Hotere: Godwit/Kuaka

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The Body Reborn
The Body Reborn

The Body Reborn

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Radical Beginnings
Radical Beginnings

Radical Beginnings

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Seeing Moana Oceania
Seeing Moana Oceania

Seeing Moana Oceania

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Flight Plan
Flight Plan

Flight Plan

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Love, Longing, Loss
Love, Longing, Loss

Love, Longing, Loss

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Are you sitting comfortably? with Dr Christopher Thompson
Are you sitting comfortably? with Dr Christopher Thompson

2–3pm

Free with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design. Free for Members Book now

Design expert and writer Dr Christopher Thompson takes us on a tour of Denmark Design discussing and contextualising some key objects in the exhibition.

Are you sitting comfortably? with Dr Christopher Thompson

2–3pm

Free with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design. Free for Members Book now

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A Family Design Challenge
A Family Design Challenge

2–3.30pm

FREE with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design. FREE for all children 12 and under. Book now

Visit our major exhibition Denmark Design and join the coordinating exhibition curator, Emma Jameson for a unique tour especially designed for families and children. Discover the stories behind the objects on display, then take part in a fun, family design challenge using LEGO to build an item inspired by the exhibition.

This event has limited capacity. Please book to secure your spot.
Entry for all children 12 and under is FREE. Entry for adults is FREE with a paid ticket to Denmark Design.

Tickets for Denmark Design can be purchased online or at the Gallery's front desk.

A Family Design Challenge

2–3.30pm

FREE with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design. FREE for all children 12 and under. Book now

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Colin McCahon: Drawing to a Close
Colin McCahon: Drawing to a Close

2–3pm

On the final weekend of A Place to Paint: Colin McCahon in Auckland, exhibition curator Ron Brownson will join artists, Andy Leleisi’uao and Emily Karaka for conversation and a drawn response to mark the closing of this celebrated exhibition.

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Denmark Design: Hubbub Family Morning – 29 Jan
Denmark Design: Hubbub Family Morning – 29 Jan

9am

Free with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design Book now

Hubbub – Family Morning offers exclusive early morning viewing of Denmark Design for those visiting with children aged 5 and under.

Denmark Design: Hubbub Family Morning – 29 Jan

9am

Free with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design Book now

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Lessons on Denmark Design
Lessons on Denmark Design

10.30am–3.30pm

$75 Members early bird*, $85 Members standard, $125 Non-Members early bird*, $135 Non-Members* Book now

Associate Professor Linda Tyler and ‘design encyclopaedia’ Caroline Montague dive deep into the history, heyday and highlights of Danish Design in this fun day of learning about Denmark Design. This one-day class consists of four 50-minute illustrated talks on:  

1.            The First Danish Design Companies with an international reputation
2.            From Classicism to Functionalism
3.            Organic Modernism: Danish Design Goes International
4.            Danish Design in the Postmodern era and Our Time

Lessons on Denmark Design

10.30am–3.30pm

$75 Members early bird*, $85 Members standard, $125 Non-Members early bird*, $135 Non-Members* Book now

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Pride Celebrations 2020
Pride Celebrations 2020

1.30–3.30pm

FREE

To celebrate Auckland Pride, enjoy the stunning voices of The Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS) when they return to perform as part of the Gallery’s Pride Celebrations for 2020. Then take part in our LGBTQI-insight tour presented by an artist, gallerist, an art collector and curator. 

Pride Celebrations 2020

1.30–3.30pm

FREE

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Talk: Artistic immigrants in NZ
Talk: Artistic immigrants in NZ

10.30am–11.45pm

Members $15, Non-Members $25 Book now

When Parisian Louise Henderson emigrated to Aotearoa in 1925, she quickly established herself as a central figure in the local art scene. Henderson was by far the only successful foreign artist in this country, as art historian, Leonard Bell illustrates beautifully in his 2017 book Strangers Arrive: Emigrés and the Arts in New Zealand, 1930-1980.

Talk: Artistic immigrants in NZ

10.30am–11.45pm

Members $15, Non-Members $25 Book now

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SOLD OUT Gibbs Farm sculpture park visit 2020
SOLD OUT Gibbs Farm sculpture park visit 2020

10am–2pm

$95 + fees Adult, $85 +fees Auckland Art Gallery Member, $70 + fees Student, $40 + fees Child (Under 5 free) Book now

SOLD OUT Gibbs Farm sculpture park visit 2020

10am–2pm

$95 + fees Adult, $85 +fees Auckland Art Gallery Member, $70 + fees Student, $40 + fees Child (Under 5 free) Book now

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Bespoke Booked Tours: Louise Henderson: From Life
Bespoke Booked Tours: Louise Henderson: From Life

10am–5pm.

Adults $10; Concessions $7.50 Members and children 12 &under FREE

Book a group of friends or workmates for a bespoke tour of the exhibition Louise Henderson: From Life and gain new insights into one of New Zealand’s most dynamic artists.

Bespoke Booked Tours: Louise Henderson: From Life

10am–5pm.

Adults $10; Concessions $7.50 Members and children 12 &under FREE

Artworks

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There Was A Dampness Under My Armpits
There Was A Dampness Under My Armpits

Denys Watkins

Production date
1985
Medium
oil and acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
890 x 3430 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1985
Accession no
C1994/1/160.1-3
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earth house hold
earth house hold

Denys Watkins

Production date
2012
Medium
acrylic on linen
Size (h x w)
1200 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
2012/26/1.1-2
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Etruscan Excavation
Etruscan Excavation

Denys Watkins

Production date
1986
Medium
oil stick and acrylic on paper
Size (h x w)
700 x 990 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1987
Accession no
C1994/1/199
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this is it
this is it

Denys Watkins

Production date
2012
Medium
acrylic on linen
Size (h x w)
1200 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
2012/26/2.1-2
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Hairlip
Hairlip

Denys Watkins

Production date
1978
Medium
etching and aquatint
Size (h x w)
800 x 600 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/1
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Fringe Benefits
Fringe Benefits

Denys Watkins

Production date
1978
Medium
ink and watercolour
Size (h x w)
470 x 790 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1979
Accession no
1979/4
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Natural Medicine
Natural Medicine

Denys Watkins

Production date
1988
Medium
oil on canvas board
Size (h x w)
315 x 405 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr and Mrs A T Gibbs, 1994
Accession no
1994/1/13
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Heroes and villains
Heroes and villains

Denys Watkins

Production date
1984
Medium
acrylic, oil stick and beeswax on canvas
Size (h x w)
1837 x 2041 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/12
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Cosi van Tutti
Cosi van Tutti

Denys Watkins

Production date
1986
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
126 x 178 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of NZI Corporation, 1986
Accession no
1986/17/9.1-2
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Parkinson's study
Parkinson's study

Denys Watkins

Production date
circa 1990
Medium
lithograph (arches 88 300gm paper)
Size (h x w)
490 x 595 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds provided by the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board, 1991
Accession no
1991/22/18
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Stony Balance
Stony Balance

Denys Watkins

Production date
1972
Medium
silkscreen
Size (h x w)
692 x 489 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/20
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Han Shan's Sling Shot
Han Shan's Sling Shot

Denys Watkins

Production date
1975
Medium
canvas, ceramic, wood, string
Size (h x w)
1143 x 1778 x 2159 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/40/2
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Science
Science

Denys Watkins

Production date
1982
Medium
aquatint, etching and roulette
Size (h x w)
496 x 490 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
1983/33/3
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Cosi van Tutti
Cosi van Tutti

Denys Watkins

Production date
1986
Medium
silkscreen
Size (h x w)
433 x 612 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of NZI Corporation, 1986
Accession no
1986/16/6
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Cosi van Tutti
Cosi van Tutti

Denys Watkins

Production date
1986
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
120 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of NZI Corporation, 1986
Accession no
1986/17/8.1-2
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Suspended animation
Suspended animation

Denys Watkins

Production date
1986
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
2208 x 1650 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Transfield Corporation, 1986
Accession no
1986/28
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Swamp Rising
Swamp Rising

Denys Watkins

Production date
1975
Medium
photo-etching
Size (h x w)
521 x 228 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/40/3
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Star Map
Star Map

Denys Watkins

Production date
1976
Medium
charcoal, acrylic, mixed media
Size (h x w)
2133 x 1879 x 1422 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1977
Accession no
1977/33
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Water Testers in a Structural Situation
Water Testers in a Structural Situation

Denys Watkins

Production date
1972
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
364 x 488 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/67/1
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Not on display

South Africa - Time is Running Out
South Africa - Time is Running Out

Denys Watkins

Production date
1985
Medium
silkscreen
Size (h x w)
297 x 585 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/52/13
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