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Romancing the Collection
Romancing the Collection

FREE

Romancing the Collection

FREE

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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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Art Rentals in the Age of Jane Austen
Art Rentals in the Age of Jane Austen

2—3pm

From $15 Book now

Texas-based professor and writer, Janine Barchas returns to New Zealand to share some surprising findings about early art rentals.

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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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SOLD OUT: Dame Jenny Gibbs – a private collection
SOLD OUT: 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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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.

SOLD OUT: 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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Curatorial Notes with Juliana Engberg
Curatorial Notes with Juliana Engberg

6—7.30pm

From $5 Book now

Part-open forum, part-insight to her curatorial mind, Juliana Engberg offers up her notes on pandemic curation, producing a newspaper alongside exhibition All That Was Solid Melts and deep-diving the Gallery's holdings in preparation for Romancing the Collection, which opens early August. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from this award-winning and internationally acclaimed curator – a treat for students, art lovers and professionals alike.

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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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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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Maori around a campfire
Maori around a campfire

Louis John Steele

Production date
Unknown
Medium
pencil, watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
140 x 190 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/6/2
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Cottage Interior
Cottage Interior

Louis John Steele

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
189 x 138 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/6/7
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Louis John Steele Archive
Louis John Steele Archive

Louis John Steele

Production date
1881-1908
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole, 2003
Accession no
RC2003/12
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Portrait of a Young Woman
Portrait of a Young Woman

Louis John Steele

Production date
1879
Medium
charcoal with white chalk and conte
Size (h x w)
360 x 305 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1971
Accession no
1971/11
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Hiarihia, Wife of Te Tauri, Chief of the Motutere
Hiarihia, Wife of Te Tauri, Chief of the Motutere

Louis John Steele

Production date
Unknown
Medium
pencil, watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
187 x 136 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/6/3
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Arrival of Captain Cook; An incident in the Bay of Islands, 29 November 1769
Arrival of Captain Cook; An incident in the Bay of Islands, 29 November 1769

Louis John Steele Kennett Watkins

Production date
1890
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
545 x 421 x 40 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Frank Anthony Eden, 1988
Accession no
1988/35/2
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Self portrait
Self portrait

Louis John Steele

Production date
1867
Medium
charcoal
Size (h x w)
371 x 331 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/17
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Head of a white leopard. [verso:The Night Attack].
Head of a white leopard. [verso:The Night Attack].

Louis John Steele

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
508 x 374 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/193
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Self portrait
Self portrait

Louis John Steele

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
980 x 675 x 60 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1954
Accession no
1954/3/2
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Thermal landscape
Thermal landscape

Louis John Steele

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
136 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/6/5
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Tattooing in Olden Time
Tattooing in Olden Time

Louis John Steele

Production date
1894
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1185 x 1524 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/7
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Portrait of J.T. Mackelvie, Esq
Portrait of J.T. Mackelvie, Esq

Louis John Steele

Production date
1892
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1375 x 1057 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased by public subscription, 1893
Accession no
U/194
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Spoils to the victor
Spoils to the victor

Louis John Steele

Production date
1908
Medium
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
525 x 411 x 45 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland Picture Purchase Fund, 1912
Accession no
1912/7/1
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Maori subject
Maori subject

Louis John Steele

Production date
Unknown
Medium
pencil, watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
133 x 174 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/6/1
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Lake shore with canoe
Lake shore with canoe

Louis John Steele

Production date
Unknown
Medium
pencil, watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
135 x 176 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/6/6
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Sketch for the Spoils to the Victors
Sketch for the Spoils to the Victors

Louis John Steele

Production date
circa 1908
Medium
gouache
Size (h x w)
197 x 136 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/16
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Harold Abdullah
Harold Abdullah

Louis John Steele

Production date
1903
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
760 x 1085 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Charles Chatteris, 1956
Accession no
1956/18
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Portrait of Mrs John Endean
Portrait of Mrs John Endean

Louis John Steele

Production date
1905
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1016 x 762 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs G E Haynes, 1957
Accession no
1957/8
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Portrait of Sir John Logan Campbell
Portrait of Sir John Logan Campbell

Louis John Steele

Production date
1910
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1200 x 925 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland Picture Purchase Fund, 1910
Accession no
1910/2
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Coastal scene
Coastal scene

Louis John Steele

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
136 x 197 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/6/4
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Louis John Steele Scrapbook
Louis John Steele Scrapbook

Louis John Steele John Stacpoole

Production date
1881-1908
Medium
paper scrapbook with covers of cloth-covered board
Size (h x w)
310 x 253 x 35 mm
Credit line
Louis John Steele Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole, 2003
Accession no
RC2003/12/1
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Untitled sketch book
Untitled sketch book

Louis John Steele

Production date
1889
Medium
paper, mixed media
Size (h x w)
110 x 180 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2005
Accession no
2005/8
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Self portrait wearing a hat
Self portrait wearing a hat

Louis John Steele

Production date
circa 1889
Medium
oil on canvas on cardboard
Size (h x w)
372 x 295 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased, 2008
Accession no
2008/24
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The Explorer's message
The Explorer's message

Louis John Steele

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1065 x 1405 x 15 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland Picture Purchase Fund, 1915
Accession no
1915/4
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Prince Henry, Poins and Falstaff
Prince Henry, Poins and Falstaff

Louis John Steele William Orchardson

Production date
circa 1880
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
185 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1917
Accession no
1917/3
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Whata Wikokika
Whata Wikokika

Louis John Steele

Production date
21 Jan 1889
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
160 x 108 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Ann Andrews and Robert Newton, 1993
Accession no
1992/47
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Louis John Steele Archive
Louis John Steele Archive
Production date
1881-1908
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole, 2003
Accession no
RC2003/12

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