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Denmark Design
Denmark Design

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Denmark Design

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Louise Henderson: From Life
Louise Henderson: From Life

Louise Henderson: From Life

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The Wake: A Poem in the Forest
The Wake: A Poem in the Forest

The Wake: A Poem in the Forest

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Pillars: Project Another Country
Pillars: Project Another Country

Pillars: Project Another Country

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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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Members Preview: Denmark Design
Members Preview: Denmark Design

12–4pm

FREE (Members only)

Members Preview: Denmark Design

12–4pm

FREE (Members only)

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Curator Talk: Denmark Design
Curator Talk: Denmark Design

2–3pm

FREE

Innovative, functional and pioneering – Danish design has consistently been at the vanguard of design and has become a bench mark of the modern home.

Join Emma Jameson, co-ordinating curator for Denmark Design for an illustrated introduction to our stunning new exhibition as she explores the makers, the ideologies and the social contexts from which some of most archetypal domestic designs have developed.

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Lecture series Colin McCahon: Peter Simpson
Lecture series Colin McCahon: Peter Simpson

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

Lecture series Colin McCahon: Peter Simpson

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

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Flower Workshop: Long-lasting Christmas wreath
Flower Workshop: Long-lasting Christmas wreath

10.30am–12.30pm

$185 Members, $235 non-Members (includes a one-year Membership), sign up for all three workshops and save $55 Book now

Flower Workshop: Long-lasting Christmas wreath

10.30am–12.30pm

$185 Members, $235 non-Members (includes a one-year Membership), sign up for all three workshops and save $55 Book now

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Lecture series Colin McCahon: Ron Brownson
Lecture series Colin McCahon: Ron Brownson

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

Lecture series Colin McCahon: Ron Brownson

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

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Colin McCahon: I Am
Colin McCahon: I Am

1.30pm

Free

This award-winning documentary looks at the life and work of New Zealand's most celebrated painter, Colin McCahon

Colin McCahon: I Am

1.30pm

Free

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 Illustrated talk: McCahon Country by Justin Paton
Illustrated talk: McCahon Country by Justin Paton

2–3pm

FREE for Members, $10 Non Members

Let celebrated writer and curator Justin Paton take you on a visual journey through the landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand, as Colin McCahon loved and painted it. With this talk, we celebrate Paton’s landmark new book McCahon Country, published in association with Penguin Random House on the 100th anniversary of McCahon's birth.

Illustrated talk: McCahon Country by Justin Paton

2–3pm

FREE for Members, $10 Non Members

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 Rag Rug Workshop with Vita Cochran
Rag Rug Workshop with Vita Cochran

10.30am–3pm

$150 for Members, $200 for Non Members Book now

At this workshop, artist and maker Vita Cochran will respond to the exhibition Louise Henderson: From Lifeby teaching you how to make a hooked rug from old woollen garments and fabric. Curator, New Zealand Art, Julia Waite will introduce the workshop with a talk on Louise Henderson’s colourful, boldly geometric works and love for crafts and textiles.

Rag Rug Workshop with Vita Cochran

10.30am–3pm

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Denmark Design Members Late Night
Denmark Design Members Late Night

6.30–9.30pm

Members $35, non-Members $85 (includes a one-year membership) Book now

At this Members Late Night, journalist and design-enthusiast Jeremy Hansen will talk with design curator Justine Olsen, interior designer Rufus Knight and architect Jon Rennie about how Scandinavian design aesthetics and principles continue to influence Aotearoa New Zealand today.

Denmark Design Members Late Night

6.30–9.30pm

Members $35, non-Members $85 (includes a one-year membership) Book now

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Wood Workshop at The Warren
Wood Workshop at The Warren

10am–4pm

Members $140, Standard $190 Book now

Follow in the footsteps of Danish designers, and create a contemporary wooden coat hook at community workshop The Warren. Before you step behind the workbench, Assistant Curator, Emma Jameson will give an introduction on Scandinavian design vernacular, and furniture designer Nathan Goldsworthy will show us around his studio

Wood Workshop at The Warren

10am–4pm

Members $140, Standard $190 Book now

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Native & Wild Perfume Design Workshop
Native & Wild Perfume Design Workshop

10.30am–1.30pm

$225 Members $275 non-Members Book now

Native & Wild Perfume Design Workshop

10.30am–1.30pm

$225 Members $275 non-Members Book now

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Denmark Design Seminar
Denmark Design Seminar

10.30am–3.30pm

$75 Members early bird*, $85 Members standard, $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 one-day Denmark Design seminar, with four 50-minute lectures 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

Denmark Design Seminar

10.30am–3.30pm

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

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Gibbs Farm sculpture park visit 2020
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

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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Lecture series Colin McCahon: Linda Tyler
Lecture series Colin McCahon: Linda Tyler

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

Lecture series Colin McCahon: Linda Tyler

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

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My Art Time
My Art Time

Every weekend, 11am – 2pm

Free for New Zealand residents, Members and Children 12 & under

My Art Time is a free, kids-focused weekend event held every Saturday and Sunday from 11am–2pm. 

My Art Time

Every weekend, 11am – 2pm

Free for New Zealand residents, Members and Children 12 & under

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Lecture series Colin McCahon: Alexa Johnston and Annette McKone
Lecture series Colin McCahon: Alexa Johnston and Annette McKone

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

Lecture series Colin McCahon: Alexa Johnston and Annette McKone

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

Artworks

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Block Painting (Black Cross on Red) 1993
Block Painting (Black Cross on Red) 1993

John Nixon

Production date
1993
Medium
enamel on cardboard
Size (h x w)
152 x 151 x 45 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1993
Accession no
C1994/1/416
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Untitled II
Untitled II

John Nixon

Production date
2006
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
450 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2007
Accession no
C2007/1/33
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Self Portrait: Non objective composition (Night)
Self Portrait: Non objective composition (Night)

John Nixon

Production date
1987
Medium
enamel and eggshell on Masonite
Size (h x w)
1800 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/4
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Maroon Cross
Maroon Cross

John Nixon

Production date
Unknown
Medium
enamel on wood
Size (h x w)
180 x 180 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/18
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Orange Monochrome with White
Orange Monochrome with White

John Nixon

Production date
1996
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
220 x 400 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/26
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Block Painting: Green Circle
Block Painting: Green Circle

John Nixon

Production date
1992
Medium
Perspex and acrylic on canvas board
Size (h x w)
125 x 125 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/6
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Black Square
Black Square

John Nixon

Production date
Unknown
Medium
enamel on paper on music book (Mozart)
Size (h x w)
85 x 35 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/11
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Black Square
Black Square

John Nixon

Production date
1986
Medium
enamel and acrylic on Masonite
Size (h x w)
900 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/31
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Orange Test Painting
Orange Test Painting

John Nixon

Production date
1999
Medium
enamel and paper with rubber stamp (EPW) on plywood
Size (h x w)
340 x 340 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/23
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Polychrome Painting Part B
Polychrome Painting Part B

John Nixon

Production date
2009
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
450 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/41/2
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The Donkey's Tail CD # 077
The Donkey's Tail CD # 077

John Nixon

Production date
2014
Medium
Audio CD
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/44
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Red and Black Cross
Red and Black Cross

John Nixon

Production date
1986
Medium
acrylic on hessian
Size (h x w)
690 x 565 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/38
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Untitled (AUK)
Untitled (AUK)

John Nixon

Production date
2015
Medium
mixed materials on canvas
Size (h x w)
360 x 270 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2015
Accession no
C2015/1/27/2
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Untitled (for Mladen)
Untitled (for Mladen)

John Nixon

Production date
1989
Medium
mixed media collage
Size (h x w)
162 x 115 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2017
Accession no
C2017/1/14/2
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Untitled
Untitled

John Nixon

Production date
2001
Medium
mixed media collage
Size (h x w)
210 x 175 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2017
Accession no
C2017/1/14/7
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Untitled
Untitled

John Nixon

Production date
2004
Medium
mixed media collage
Size (h x w)
288 x 185 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2017
Accession no
C2017/1/14/9
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Untitled
Untitled

John Nixon

Production date
2016
Medium
mixed media collage
Size (h x w)
283 x 210 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2017
Accession no
C2017/1/14/14
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Block Painting (Brown Triangle on White) 1993
Block Painting (Brown Triangle on White) 1993

John Nixon

Production date
1993
Medium
enamel on canvas board
Size (h x w)
114 x 114 x 45 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1993
Accession no
C1994/1/417
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Orange monochrome with two colours
Orange monochrome with two colours

John Nixon

Production date
2002
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
910 x 610 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
C2003/1/30
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Test Painting
Test Painting

John Nixon

Production date
2004
Medium
enamel on cardboard on plywood
Size (h x w)
255 x 255 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2005
Accession no
C2005/1/8
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Polychrome Painting
Polychrome Painting

John Nixon

Production date
2006
Medium
enamel and acrylic on MDF
Size (h x w)
605 x 460 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2007
Accession no
C2007/1/8
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Colour Rhythm Discs # 3 and 5
Colour Rhythm Discs # 3 and 5

John Nixon

Production date
2011
Medium
enamel on vinyl, turntable, table
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011
Accession no
C2011/1/44.1-6
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Block Painting: White Circle
Block Painting: White Circle

John Nixon

Production date
1993
Medium
felt, sand and acrylic on canvas board
Size (h x w)
125 x 125 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/7
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Orange Test Painting
Orange Test Painting

John Nixon

Production date
2000
Medium
mixed media on plywood
Size (h x w)
330 x 330 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/24
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Orange Monochrome With Silver
Orange Monochrome With Silver

John Nixon

Production date
2001
Medium
enamel and aluminium on plywood
Size (h x w)
255 x 255 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/19
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Maroon Rectangle
Maroon Rectangle

John Nixon

Production date
Unknown
Medium
enamel on paper on music book (Haydn)
Size (h x w)
85 x 35 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/12
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White Cross
White Cross

John Nixon

Production date
1987
Medium
acrylic on newspaper
Size (h x w)
600 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/32
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Orange and Red Cross
Orange and Red Cross

John Nixon

Production date
1996
Medium
enamel on plywood
Size (h x w)
460 x 460 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/27
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The Donkey's Tail Colour Songs
The Donkey's Tail Colour Songs

John Nixon

Production date
2014
Medium
Audio CD
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/43
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The Donkey's Tail CD # 071
The Donkey's Tail CD # 071

John Nixon

Production date
2013
Medium
Audio CD
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/45
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Brown and White Cross
Brown and White Cross

John Nixon

Production date
1986
Medium
enamel and acrylic on hessian
Size (h x w)
700 x 635 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/39
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Orange Monochrome
Orange Monochrome

John Nixon

Production date
1999
Medium
enamel on masonite
Size (h x w)
560 x 560 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/3
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Orange Monochrome
Orange Monochrome

John Nixon

Production date
1999
Medium
enamel on customwood
Size (h x w)
445 x 380 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/4
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Untitled
Untitled

John Nixon

Production date
1991
Medium
mixed media collage
Size (h x w)
202 x 202 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2017
Accession no
C2017/1/14/3
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Untitled
Untitled

John Nixon

Production date
2003
Medium
mixed media collage
Size (h x w)
297 x 210 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2017
Accession no
C2017/1/14/8
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Untitled
Untitled

John Nixon

Production date
2009
Medium
mixed media collage
Size (h x w)
210 x 293 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2017
Accession no
C2017/1/14/10
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