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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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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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Discovering what's new with FamilySearch
Discovering what's new with FamilySearch

12–1pm

FREE

A refresher and an update to what's new with FamilySearch's New Zealand and Pacific operations manager Mike Higgins.

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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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The stories we tell...
The stories we tell...

12–1pm

FREE

Join Principal Oral History Advisor Sue Berman to learn about the Auckland Stories archive and hear "The stories we tell...".

The stories we tell...

12–1pm

FREE

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Book event: The Back of the Painting
Book event: The Back of the Painting

2–3pm

Students $5, Members $10, Non-Members $15 Book now

The authors of The Back of the Painting: Secrets and stories from art conservation – Linda Waters, Jenny Sherman and Sarah Hillary – convene for a lively discussion of their new book.

Book event: The Back of the Painting

2–3pm

Students $5, Members $10, Non-Members $15 Book now

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SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - May
SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - May

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

Please note: This event has 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 - May

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

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Back Office: Archiving Exhibitions
Back Office: Archiving Exhibitions

6–6.30pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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: Archiving Exhibitions

6–6.30pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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Lieutenant Cooper's summer holidays
Lieutenant Cooper's summer holidays

12–1pm

FREE

Join historian and former research librarian David Verran to find out what Lieutenant Cooper did in his summer holidays in 1850.

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Jean Wishart: Publishing Icon
Jean Wishart: Publishing Icon

12–1pm

FREE

Join author and former editor Jenny Lynch to hear about the late Jean Wishart and her successful development of New Zealand Woman's Weekly.

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SOLD OUT: Rag rugging workshop with Vita Cochran – May
SOLD OUT: Rag rugging workshop with Vita Cochran – May

10.30am–3.30pm

Members $150, Non-Members $200 (includes a Membership) Book now

Please note: This event has sold out.

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.

SOLD OUT: Rag rugging workshop with Vita Cochran – May

10.30am–3.30pm

Members $150, Non-Members $200 (includes a Membership) Book now

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100 Years of Curtain Calls
100 Years of Curtain Calls

12–1pm

FREE

Join us for this NZ Music Month event and hear Dr Julie Jackson-Tretchikoff as she entertains us with the remarkable story of 100 years of Auckland Music Theatre.

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First Impressions: Printmaking in 19th-Century France
First Impressions: Printmaking in 19th-Century France

6–7pm

Students $5, Members $10, Non-Members $15 Book now

Exploring hidden gems from Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, guest speaker Dr Rachel Skokowski will trace the key developments and debates that revolutionized 19th-century printmaking.

First Impressions: Printmaking in 19th-Century France

6–7pm

Students $5, Members $10, Non-Members $15 Book now

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Remembering the Military Nurses
Remembering the Military Nurses

12–1pm

FREE

Family historian Iris Taylor takes us through a brief history of New Zealand nursing up to the First World War.

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SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery
SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery

9am–3pm

$80 (+booking fees) per child, per day | $350 (+booking fees) per child, 5 days Book now

Please note: this programme is now sold out. Check back in June for more school holiday programming. 

School holiday programmes with activities inspired by Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.

SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery

9am–3pm

$80 (+booking fees) per child, per day | $350 (+booking fees) per child, 5 days Book now

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New Members Tour: Sun 18 Apr
New Members Tour: Sun 18 Apr

2–3pm

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 18 Apr

2–3pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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Ngā Hinepūkōrero Public Workshop
Ngā Hinepūkōrero Public Workshop

1–2pm

$5 per person Book now

Experience working alongside Ngā Hinepūkōrero in their public workshop focusing on growing writing skills and individual confidence for performing. 

Ngā Hinepūkōrero Public Workshop

1–2pm

$5 per person Book now

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Back Office: Creative Practice
Back Office: Creative Practice

6–6.30pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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: Creative Practice

6–6.30pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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Ngā Hinepūkōrero – Spoken Word Poets in residence
Ngā Hinepūkōrero – Spoken Word Poets in residence

FREE public performances | $5 workshop

Spoken word poets Ngā Hinepūkōrero are in residence, running workshops and performing in the Gallery’s North Atrium over five days.

Ngā Hinepūkōrero – Spoken Word Poets in residence

FREE public performances | $5 workshop

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Friday Lates
Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

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

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 30 Apr 2021

FREE

Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 30 Apr 2021

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, 2pm | 2pm everyday during school holidays

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Under 12s 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, 2pm | 2pm everyday during school holidays

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Under 12s 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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The Great South Road near Shepherd's Bush, Scene of the attack on the escort
The Great South Road near Shepherd's Bush, Scene of the attack on the escort

John Hoyte

Production date
1863
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
210 x 320 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1952
Accession no
1952/8
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View of Auckland Harbour from Stokes Point
View of Auckland Harbour from Stokes Point

John Hoyte

Production date
circa 1863
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
280 x 1220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir Henry Brett, 1913
Accession no
1913/7
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Auckland Harbour from Mt Eden
Auckland Harbour from Mt Eden

John Hoyte

Production date
circa 1873
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
325 x 546 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H H Tinne, 1931
Accession no
1931/11
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Otukapuarangi
Otukapuarangi

John Hoyte

Production date
1873
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
660 x 982 x 40 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1995/40
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Lake Tarawera from Wairoa
Lake Tarawera from Wairoa

John Hoyte

Production date
1873
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
420 x 725 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mr E Earle Vaile, 1956
Accession no
1956/6/6
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Manaia, Whangarei
Manaia, Whangarei

John Hoyte

Production date
circa 1873
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
428 x 617 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Norman B Spencer, 1967
Accession no
1967/19/4
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Lake Takapuna, North Shore
Lake Takapuna, North Shore

John Hoyte

Production date
1860s-1870s
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
128 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/116
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Lake Takapuna
Lake Takapuna

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
205 x 316 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of George and Helen Boyd, 1899
Accession no
1899/2/9
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Avondale
Avondale

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
254 x 403 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr B W Lawson, 1949
Accession no
1949/11/1
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View of Whitford
View of Whitford

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
301 x 1016 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Francis Ernest Basley, 1946
Accession no
1946/12
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Coromandel Coastal Scene
Coromandel Coastal Scene

John Hoyte

Production date
1872
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
375 x 678 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr J M Smith, 1971
Accession no
1971/16/2
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Rangitoto from Takapuna
Rangitoto from Takapuna

John Hoyte

Production date
1860s-1870s
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
245 x 400 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/117
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Official Bay
Official Bay

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
wash
Size (h x w)
208 x 320 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1933
Accession no
1933/12
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River scene with camp fire
River scene with camp fire

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
312 x 422 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Dan Foley in memory of the late Charles Hesketh, 1996
Accession no
1995/28/1
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At Coromandel
At Coromandel

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
225 x 325 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Lady Ellis, 1957
Accession no
1957/22/1
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View from the beach, Hunt's Claim, Coromandel
View from the beach, Hunt's Claim, Coromandel

John Hoyte

Production date
circa 1868
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
311 x 438 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Old Colonist's Museum, 1917
Accession no
1917/5
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A Fresh on the Bealey, Canterbury
A Fresh on the Bealey, Canterbury

John Hoyte

Production date
1875
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
345 x 550 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Leslie James Winterscale Gabites, 2014
Accession no
2014/23
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A.H. Spicer's Property at Avondale
A.H. Spicer's Property at Avondale

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
wash
Size (h x w)
247 x 400 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr B W Lawson, 1949
Accession no
1949/11/2
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Landscape
Landscape

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
374 x 508 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Amy E Moss, 1936
Accession no
1936/11
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Rangitoto From Tamaki
Rangitoto From Tamaki

John Hoyte

Production date
1860s-1870s
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
333 x 469 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/118
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Auckland from Mt Eden
Auckland from Mt Eden

John Hoyte

Production date
circa 1868
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
244 x 943 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr John Leech and the Old Colonist's Museum, 1915
Accession no
1915/9
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Landscape near Thames
Landscape near Thames

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
277 x 370 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Dan Foley in memory of the late Charles Hesketh, 1996
Accession no
1995/28/2
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Not on display

Auckland Harbour looking east from Ponsonby
Auckland Harbour looking east from Ponsonby

Sam Stuart John Hoyte

Production date
1877
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
240 x 447 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Old Colonist's Museum, 1955
Accession no
1955/43
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Not on display

In Rotorua
In Rotorua

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
552 x 430 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Lady Ellis, 1957
Accession no
1957/22/2
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An Auckland Panorama
An Auckland Panorama

John Hoyte

Production date
1869
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
437 x 630 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Jessie Williamson, 1936
Accession no
1936/24
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View of Auckland
View of Auckland

John Hoyte

Production date
1873
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
505 x 827 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the late James H Coleman, 1929
Accession no
1929/2/10
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View of Auckland Harbour From Mt Hobson, Remuera
View of Auckland Harbour From Mt Hobson, Remuera

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
368 x 548 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Old Colonist's Museum, 1927
Accession no
1927/5
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Onehunga, Mangere and Manakau Harbour
Onehunga, Mangere and Manakau Harbour

John Hoyte

Production date
circa 1862
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
187 x 568 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Fleming, 1952
Accession no
1952/15
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Gold Mining, Thames
Gold Mining, Thames

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
340 x 504 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Norman B Spencer, 1967
Accession no
1967/19/3
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Milford Sound
Milford Sound

John Hoyte

Production date
circa 1877
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
184 x 419 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1968
Accession no
1968/31
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View of Auckland Harbour
View of Auckland Harbour

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
311 x 540 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr J M Smith, 1971
Accession no
1971/16/1
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View of Devonport from Saint Mary's Bay
View of Devonport from Saint Mary's Bay

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
143 x 223 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of C Dacre, 1916
Accession no
1916/6
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Not on display

Lake Horowhenua
Lake Horowhenua

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
295 x 400 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Frank Fairfield, 1995
Accession no
1995/12/1
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Not on display

Dunedin from the Town Belt
Dunedin from the Town Belt

John Hoyte

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
360 x 710 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr V J Larner, 1913
Accession no
1913/6
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Off Taranaki
Off Taranaki

John Hoyte

Production date
1874
Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
279 x 495 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mervyn and Faye Cohen, 2018
Accession no
2018/33
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