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Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder
Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder

FREE

Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder

FREE

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Guide Kaiārahi - Postponed
Guide Kaiārahi - Postponed

FREE

Guide Kaiārahi - Postponed

FREE

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All That Was Solid Melts
All That Was Solid Melts

FREE

All That Was Solid Melts

FREE

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The Walters Prize 2021
The Walters Prize 2021

FREE

The Walters Prize 2021

FREE

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The Back of the Painting
The Back of the Painting

The Back of the Painting

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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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Te Kore, Te Po, Te Ao Marama
Te Kore, Te Po, Te Ao Marama

FREE

Te Kore, Te Po, Te Ao Marama

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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SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - September
SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - September

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 - 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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Members curator tour: The 10th Walters Prize 2021
Members curator tour: The 10th Walters Prize 2021

12—1pm

FREE (Members only)

Join Curator, Contemporary Art, Natasha Conland for a Members-only tour through this year’s nominees of Aotearoa New Zealand’s contemporary art award, the Walters Prize.

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PechaKucha #61: 'Unstoppable'
PechaKucha #61: 'Unstoppable'

6.30–9pm

From $22 + booking fees Book now

PechaKucha Auckland (Japanese for “chit chat”) is a not-for-profit event collective celebrating Auckland’s creativity. 20 slides, 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Hosted at the Gallery, the theme of chapter #61 is 'unstoppable'. Ten creatives share their work and anticipate this powerful future.

PechaKucha #61: 'Unstoppable'

6.30–9pm

From $22 + booking fees Book now

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Te Wai o Horotiu Art Hīkoi
Te Wai o Horotiu Art Hīkoi

11am–12.15pm

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Under 12s free with accompanying adult Book now

Grab your walking shoes and join one of our kaiārahi/tour guides to explore significant Māori public artworks in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Te Wai o Horotiu Art Hīkoi

11am–12.15pm

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Under 12s free with accompanying adult Book now

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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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New Members Tour: Sun 11 Jul
New Members Tour: Sun 11 Jul

3–4pm

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: Sun 11 Jul

3–4pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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Curator Tour | All That Was Solid Melts
Curator Tour | All That Was Solid Melts

2-3.15 pm

FREE

Join Curator Juliana Engberg as she leads you on a cathartic journey of All That Was Solid Melts - an exhibition of and for our times. 

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Death café meet-up and tour
Death café meet-up and tour

10am—12.15pm

FREE

Join us for a hosted discussion over coffee and cake about death and dying. Coinciding with the exhibition, All That Was Solid Melts, curated by Juliana Engberg, this event allows you to explore artworks that offer responses to solitude, grief, anxiety, calamity, ideas of time and restoration. 

Death café meet-up and tour

10am—12.15pm

FREE

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Highlights Encounter | All That Was Solid Melts
Highlights Encounter | All That Was Solid Melts

6–7pm

FREE

Join Curator, Juliana Engberg and explore some highlights of All That Was Solid Melts - an exhibition of and for our times, featuring powerful works by world-leading artists.

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Members curator tour: Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder
Members curator tour: Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder

2—3pm

FREE (Members only)

Join Curator, New Zealand Art, Julia Waite for a Members-only tour through the boundless experimentation of one of New Zealand’s acclaimed conceptual artists in Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder.

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Moderna and Ferrara: Art cities off the beaten track
Moderna and Ferrara: Art cities off the beaten track

12–1pm

FREE

Join Giuseppe Gallina for this illustrated talk to learn about Modena and Ferrara: Art cities off the beaten track.

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Skyward with Reuben Paterson - Postponed
Skyward with Reuben Paterson - Postponed

6–7.30pm | New date coming soon

Members $40, Non-Members $50 Book now

Celebrate the forthcoming, spectacular sculpture by contemporary artist Reuben Paterson (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe and Tūhourangi) – a 10-metre-high crystal waka suspended vertically and casting a galaxy of stars over the Gallery’s forecourt pool.

Skyward with Reuben Paterson - Postponed

6–7.30pm | New date coming soon

Members $40, Non-Members $50 Book now

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He tātai whetū ki te rangi | Reuben Paterson - Postponed
He tātai whetū ki te rangi | Reuben Paterson - Postponed

| New date coming soon

Free

Engage with contemporary artist Reuben Paterson’s (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe and Tūhourangi) awe-inspiring sculpture by in this free public artist kōrero (talk). 

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Sriwhana Spong’s The painter-tailor – Live performance
Sriwhana Spong’s The painter-tailor – Live performance

2—2.20pm

Free

Renowned New Zealand musicians and audio-visual artists, Beth Dawson, Jade Farley and Alice Sparrow perform a twenty-minute improvisation of Sriwhana Spong’s ‘personal orchestra’, a key component of Spong’s Walters Prize exhibition, The Painter-tailor, 2019-2021.

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

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 1 October 2021

FREE

Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 1 October 2021

FREE

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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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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

Artworks

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Not on display

Parliamentary Party in front of the Government Buildings, Rarotonga
Parliamentary Party in front of the Government Buildings, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/2
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Scene, Rarotonga
Scene, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/5
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Arorangi Natives ready for dancing, Rarotonga
Arorangi Natives ready for dancing, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/22
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Not on display

Native Hut, Rarotonga
Native Hut, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/29
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Native Dance, Rarotonga
Native Dance, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/10
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Not on display

At Queen Makea's Palace, Rarotonga
At Queen Makea's Palace, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/17
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Village scene, Mangaia
Village scene, Mangaia

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/34
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On the Reef, Mauke
On the Reef, Mauke

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/41
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Native Hut, Mauke
Native Hut, Mauke

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/36
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Pomare's Lighthouse, Point Venus, Tahiti
Pomare's Lighthouse, Point Venus, Tahiti

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/48
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Street Scene, Apia, Samoa
Street Scene, Apia, Samoa

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/53
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Meeting with Mataafa at Mulinuu, Apia
Meeting with Mataafa at Mulinuu, Apia

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/55
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Not on display

Party at Tauhonu, Manihiki
Party at Tauhonu, Manihiki

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/67
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Not on display

With the Governor of Fiji, Sir Henry Jackson
With the Governor of Fiji, Sir Henry Jackson

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/84
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Not on display

A Native Meeting, Niue
A Native Meeting, Niue

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/72
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Entrance to the Cave of the Bats, Vavau
Entrance to the Cave of the Bats, Vavau

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/79
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River scene, Suva
River scene, Suva

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/86
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Scene, Levuka
Scene, Levuka

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/91
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Sighting New Zealand on return Home
Sighting New Zealand on return Home

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/98
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Not on display

Resident Commissioner and other officials at Rarotonga
Resident Commissioner and other officials at Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/1
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Not on display

Presentation from Queen Makea, Rarotonga
Presentation from Queen Makea, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/14
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Not on display

Native Dance, Rarotonga
Native Dance, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/9
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Not on display

British Residency, Rarotonga
British Residency, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/21
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Scene, Mangaia
Scene, Mangaia

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/35
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Nohoroa Ariki, Hon C H Mills, "King" John, and Pa Ariki, at Mangaia
Nohoroa Ariki, Hon C H Mills, "King" John, and Pa Ariki, at Mangaia

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/33
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Not on display

Scene, Rarotonga
Scene, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/16
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Not on display

In the Palace Grounds, Rarotonga
In the Palace Grounds, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/28
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Not on display

Scene, Mangaia
Scene, Mangaia

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/40
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Not on display

Viewing the Country, Tahiti
Viewing the Country, Tahiti

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/47
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Not on display

Captain Underwood, US Commandant, and Hon H C Mills
Captain Underwood, US Commandant, and Hon H C Mills

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/52
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Resident Agent coming alongside "Mapourika" at Niue
Resident Agent coming alongside "Mapourika" at Niue

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/59
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Not on display

Tukao Village, Manihiki
Tukao Village, Manihiki

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/64
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Not on display

Landing at Tauhonu, Manihiki
Landing at Tauhonu, Manihiki

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/66
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Not on display

Levuka
Levuka

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/90
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Not on display

Suva Harbour
Suva Harbour

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/83
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