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Romancing the Collection
Romancing the Collection

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Romancing the Collection

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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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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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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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Embroidery Workshop – Spring Stitch Zen
Embroidery Workshop – Spring Stitch Zen

10.30am—4pm

From $310 Book now

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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Embroidery Workshop – Creative Floral Basics
Embroidery Workshop – Creative Floral Basics

10.30am—4pm

From $310 Book now

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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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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Audio Described Tour
Audio Described Tour

10:30am-12pm

FREE

Join us for an audio described tour through some of our current exhibitions for blind and low vision patrons. The tour will last 90 minutes and is limited to 15 people.

Audio Described Tour

10:30am-12pm

FREE

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New Members Tour: Sat 11 Sep
New Members Tour: Sat 11 Sep

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: Sat 11 Sep

3–4pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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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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Dame Jenny Gibbs – a private collection
Dame Jenny Gibbs – a private collection

6—8pm

Members and guests (with a valid guest pass) $195, non-Members $250 (incl. an annual Membership) Book now

Dame Jenny Gibbs, one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important art advocates and philanthropists, invites Gallery Members to an exclusive visit to her art collection and residence. Explore this private gallery filled with exquisite works by New Zealand and International artists while enjoying drinks and canapés, then sit down for a conversation between Dame Jenny and Curator, New Zealand Art, Julia Waite.

Dame Jenny Gibbs – a private collection

6—8pm

Members and guests (with a valid guest pass) $195, non-Members $250 (incl. an annual Membership) Book now

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Sriwhana Spong’s The Painter-tailor | Live performance 14 Aug
Sriwhana Spong’s The Painter-tailor | Live performance 14 Aug

2—2.20pm

FREE

Interdisciplinary artist Frances Libeau (they/she; fka Claire Duncan) works at the intersection of sonic composition, text and performance with an interest in queer remediations of narrative and technologies. Their composition, sound design, writing and performance works have been commissioned by artists and organisations across fields of music, fine art, film, theatre and dance. 

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SOLD OUT: Into the Light | Ralph Hotere and Bill Culbert
SOLD OUT: Into the Light | Ralph Hotere and Bill Culbert

2—3pm

Members and guests (with a valid guest pass) $10, non-Members $15 Book now

Please note: This event has now sold out.

The friendship between Ralph Hotere (Te Aupōuri) and Bill Culbert is considered one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most productive artistic partnerships. Spanning more than two decades, their collaboration produced a series of awe-inspiring and provocative installations, which maintain a sense of their respective practices, as well as honouring the creativity of each artist individually. Julia Waite and Nathan Pōhio join forces to discuss the relationship between the two artists and their shared interest in the metaphorical potential of light and darkness.

SOLD OUT: Into the Light | Ralph Hotere and Bill Culbert

2—3pm

Members and guests (with a valid guest pass) $10, non-Members $15 Book now

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The Walters Prize | Kōrero with the winner
The Walters Prize | Kōrero with the winner

11am-12pm

FREE

Join us as Curator Contemporary Art, Natasha Conland talks in person with the winner of this year’s Walters Prize, New Zealand’s contemporary art accolade! 

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Falling in love with your collection
Falling in love with your collection

2-3.30pm

FREE

Romancing the Collection is a brand new hang of some of the star works in your art collection, housed at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. It’s a chance to fall in love all over again with old favourites, or acquaint yourself with some new ones.

 

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Zinefest
Zinefest

11am–4pm

FREE

After last year's online event, Auckland Zinefest is back IRL, physical, in-the-flesh market! We’re back to celebrate everything zines and DIY at the Auckland Art Gallery.

Zinefest

11am–4pm

FREE

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Slow Wonder Tour &  Zine Response
Slow Wonder Tour & Zine Response

12.30-2pm

FREE

Slow Wonder Tour & Zine Response

12.30-2pm

FREE

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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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SOLD OUT Skyward with Reuben Paterson
SOLD OUT Skyward with Reuben Paterson

6–7.30pm

Members $40, Non-Members $50 Book now

Please note: This event is now sold out. This event had been rescheduled and will go ahead on Wednesday 28 July. 

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.

SOLD OUT Skyward with Reuben Paterson

6–7.30pm

Members $40, Non-Members $50 Book now

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A Slow Wander | A tour for the curious
A Slow Wander | A tour for the curious

1-1.45pm

FREE | Register Now

Join us for a specially designed interactive experience of Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder.  

A Slow Wander | A tour for the curious

1-1.45pm

FREE | Register 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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Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing
Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 1 October 2021

FREE

Join us for a special edition of our Friday Lates Drop-in Drawing on 16 July with a performance by improvised music duo Hermione Johnson (prepared piano) and Simon Allen (percussion).

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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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
1999/37/8
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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
1999/37/15
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At Mangaia
At Mangaia

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/13
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Not on display

Hon C H Mills acknowledging Presentation at Rarotonga
Hon C H Mills acknowledging Presentation at Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/20
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Mission-station, Rarotonga
Mission-station, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/27
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Native Belles, Rarotonga
Native Belles, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/32
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Mission Church, Mangaia
Mission Church, Mangaia

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/39
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Scene, Aitutaki
Scene, Aitutaki

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/46
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Village Scene, Penrhyn
Village Scene, Penrhyn

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/63
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Hon C H Mills, Resident Agent, and Arikis, Aitutaki
Hon C H Mills, Resident Agent, and Arikis, Aitutaki

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/44
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Samoan Girls, Pago Pago
Samoan Girls, Pago Pago

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/70
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Not on display

The Tomb of Robert Louis Stevenson, Apia
The Tomb of Robert Louis Stevenson, Apia

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/58
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View at Pago Pago, Samoa
View at Pago Pago, Samoa

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/51
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King George and Party at Palace
King George and Party at Palace

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/82
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Neiafu Village, Vavau, Tonga
Neiafu Village, Vavau, Tonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/77
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Church at Tukao, Manihiki
Church at Tukao, Manihiki

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/65
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Roman Catholic Mission-station, Naililili, Rewa River, Suva
Roman Catholic Mission-station, Naililili, Rewa River, Suva

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/89
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On board the "Mapourika"
On board the "Mapourika"

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/94
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Rarotonga in Sight
Rarotonga in Sight

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/96
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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
1999/37/7
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Not on display

Landing at Mangaia
Landing at Mangaia

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/12
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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
1999/37/4
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Arorangi Band, Rarotonga
Arorangi Band, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/19
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Not on display

Mission-station, Rarotonga
Mission-station, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/26
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Banana Trees at Aitutaki
Banana Trees at Aitutaki

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/43
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A refreshing drink, coconut-milk, Rarotonga
A refreshing drink, coconut-milk, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/31
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A Native Dance, Rarotonga
A Native Dance, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/24
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Araurua Native Boarding-school, Aitutaki
Araurua Native Boarding-school, Aitutaki

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/45
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Not on display

At Mauke
At Mauke

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/38
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Captain Cook's Memorial, Point Venus, Tahiti
Captain Cook's Memorial, Point Venus, Tahiti

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/50
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Not on display

Village Scene, Penrhyn
Village Scene, Penrhyn

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/62
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Hon C H Mills planting coconut-tree, Niue
Hon C H Mills planting coconut-tree, Niue

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/76
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Not on display

War Dance, Niue
War Dance, Niue

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/74
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Not on display

View at Pago Pago, Samoa
View at Pago Pago, Samoa

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/69
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Not on display

Wreck of the German Warship "Adler", Apia
Wreck of the German Warship "Adler", Apia

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/57
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King George's Palace, Nukualofa
King George's Palace, Nukualofa

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/81
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