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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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Screen
Screen

Don Driver

Production date
1985
Medium
mixed media
Size (h x w)
2060 x 2240 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
C2012/1/7
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Dried Blood
Dried Blood

Don Driver

Production date
1982
Medium
canvas, nylon, wool, hessian, and acrylic fabric, steel tube
Size (h x w)
2125 x 1925 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1983
Accession no
C1994/1/104
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Duraband 10
Duraband 10

Don Driver

Production date
1988
Medium
plastic webbing on plastic
Size (h x w)
1300 x 2160 x 200 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1988
Accession no
C1994/1/291
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Private cosmos II
Private cosmos II

Don Driver

Production date
1974
Medium
corten steel, stainless steel, Perspex, plastic
Size (h x w)
915 x 915 x 305 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/25
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Red Bundespost Pocket
Red Bundespost Pocket

Don Driver

Production date
1981
Medium
canvas, fabric and clothing
Size (h x w)
1700 x 1300 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
C2013/1/9
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Euclid
Euclid

Don Driver

Production date
1968
Medium
enamel and stainless steel on plywood construct
Size (h x w)
1450 x 1120 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/21
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Large brass
Large brass

Don Driver

Production date
1966
Medium
brass relief
Size (h x w)
1149 x 1127 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1966
Accession no
1966/8
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Black and White
Black and White

Don Driver

Production date
1999
Medium
collage
Size (h x w)
920 x 700 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2019
Accession no
C2019/1/26/2
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Horizontal Relief
Horizontal Relief

Don Driver

Production date
1973
Medium
acrylic on canvas, and stainless steel, wooden frame
Size (h x w)
1333 x 1849 x 65 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1988
Accession no
C1994/1/247
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Wet Suit
Wet Suit

Don Driver

Production date
1991
Medium
mixed media
Size (h x w)
1480 x 390 x 230 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011
Accession no
C2011/1/32/1
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Two horizontal
Two horizontal

Don Driver

Production date
1977
Medium
galvanised iron, canvas, cord, nylon, plastic
Size (h x w)
2750 x 1665 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/52
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Three ladders
Three ladders

Don Driver

Production date
1981
Medium
tea chest, overcoat, ladder
Size (h x w)
595 x 505 x 410 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1982
Accession no
1982/29
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Two pitchforks
Two pitchforks

Don Driver

Production date
1981
Medium
pitchforks, galvanised iron, cotton, plastic, canvas
Size (h x w)
2695 x 1308 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
Accession no
1982/30.1-3
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Sugar and Spice
Sugar and Spice

Don Driver

Production date
1980
Medium
found objects, plastic, steel, hemp, nylon and wood
Size (h x w)
1430 x 720 x 590 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/8
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Len Lye
Len Lye

Don Driver

Production date
1978
Medium
metal, taxidermy, woollen hat
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2016
Accession no
C2016/1/16
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Carnival
Carnival

Don Driver

Production date
1999
Medium
collage, acrylic, canvas, fabric
Size (h x w)
930 x 710 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2019
Accession no
C2019/1/26/3
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Horizontal Relief
Horizontal Relief

Don Driver

Production date
1973
Medium
acrylic on canvas and lacquered board
Size (h x w)
1175 x 1703 x 65 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011
Accession no
C2011/1/10/4
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Horned Wheel
Horned Wheel

Don Driver

Production date
1986
Medium
mixed media
Size (h x w)
1120 x 440 x 440 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011
Accession no
C2011/1/32/2
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Fresh from Walls
Fresh from Walls

Don Driver

Production date
1982
Medium
found objects and plastic
Size (h x w)
2680 x 6030 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1989
Accession no
C1994/1/329.1-4
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Painted Relief No. 11
Painted Relief No. 11

Don Driver

Production date
1971-1972
Medium
lacquer on aluminium
Size (h x w)
1435 x 2960 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1973
Accession no
1973/20
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Own Drum
Own Drum

Don Driver

Production date
1967
Medium
mixed media assemblage, metal chain, wood, perspex, corrugated cardboard, rivets
Size (h x w)
920 x 1225 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2017
Accession no
C2017/1/15/6
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Preparation for Hanging
Preparation for Hanging

Don Driver

Production date
1975
Medium
wood, aluminium, canvas, lead, leather, rubber, rope and acrylic
Size (h x w)
1780 x 1210 x 160 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2018
Accession no
C2018/1/24/3
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Trouser Piece
Trouser Piece

Don Driver

Production date
1981
Medium
canvas, woollen pants, socks, denim and synthetic rope
Size (h x w)
1725 x 2240 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2019
Accession no
C2019/1/28/1
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Pathways
Pathways

Don Driver

Production date
1999
Medium
mixed media, butanol, board
Size (h x w)
2151 x 2441 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2008
Accession no
C2008/1/9/1.1-2
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Ground Nut
Ground Nut

Don Driver

Production date
1983
Size (h x w)
1780 x 4340 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2009
Accession no
C2009/1/13
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Blue-green diagonal
Blue-green diagonal

Don Driver

Production date
early 1970s
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1536 x 1555 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/57
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With Spirit
With Spirit

Don Driver

Production date
1978
Medium
vinyl, wood and metal
Size (h x w)
2575 x 915 x 400 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Don Driver by Jim Barr and Mary Barr, 2011
Accession no
2011/25/1
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Eight Part Piece
Eight Part Piece

Don Driver

Production date
1972
Medium
acrylic on eight joined canvas stretchers
Size (h x w)
1810 x 1490 x 45 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
C2013/1/13
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Tooled Skin Pocket
Tooled Skin Pocket

Don Driver

Production date
1982
Medium
fabric, animal skin, metal pole
Size (h x w)
1115 x 2000 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
C2013/1/42/4.1-2
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Rural Planes
Rural Planes

Don Driver

Production date
1994
Medium
found painted tin can, animal skull, steel on found wooden panels
Size (h x w)
1000 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/11
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McKechnie Brothers Mural
McKechnie Brothers Mural

Don Driver

Production date
1967
Medium
brass, copper, aluminium
Size (h x w)
1600 x 3500 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Phillip Clemow, 2003
Accession no
2003/36
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PS Handle With Care
PS Handle With Care

Don Driver

Production date
1968
Medium
mixed media
Size (h x w)
1246 x 919 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2016
Accession no
C2016/1/39
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untitled
untitled

Don Driver

Production date
2000
Medium
collage, plastic
Size (h x w)
1040 x 820 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2019
Accession no
C2019/1/26/1
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