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Mother Tongue
Mother Tongue

FREE

Mother Tongue

FREE

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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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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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Kintsugi workshop - May
Kintsugi workshop - May

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 - May

10.30am–1.30pm

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

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Rag rug workshop with Vita Cochran – May
Rag rug workshop with Vita Cochran – May

10.30am–3.30pm

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

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.

Rag rug workshop with Vita Cochran – May

10.30am–3.30pm

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

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Painting as protest in the prisons of the French Revolution
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Painting as protest in the prisons of the French Rev...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson uncovers the extraordinary story behind a group of well-known landscapes painted on plates by the renowned French landscape and decorative artist Hubert Robert (1733-1808) during his imprisonment as a political suspect during the Terror. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Painting as protest in the prisons of the French Rev...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Tūtaki mai i ngā ringatoi ki te parakuihi | Breakfast with the artists: Ayesha Green and Jasmine Te Hira
Tūtaki mai i ngā ringatoi ki te parakuihi | Breakfast with the artists: Ayesha G...

7.30 – 9am

Members $25, Non-Members $30 Book now

Start your day with food for thought, coffee and actual food at this parakuihi with the artists Ayesha Green and Jasmine Te Hira. Here, the artists will discuss their practice and mahi toi featured in Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.

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EarthGarden Tasting
EarthGarden Tasting

12–1pm, 1–2pm & 2–3pm

Free for Members (RSVP required, R18) Book now

Members are invited to taste the new EarthGarden range, courtesy of Villa Maria. Pick a tasting timeslot and hear from the good folk on the vineyards how they’re making their practice more sustainable.

EarthGarden Tasting

12–1pm, 1–2pm & 2–3pm

Free for Members (RSVP required, R18) Book now

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Back Office: Conservation
Back Office: Conservation

6–6.30pm

Free for Members

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: Conservation

6–6.30pm

Free for Members

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New Members Tour: Tue 16 Mar
New Members Tour: Tue 16 Mar

11am–12pm

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: Tue 16 Mar

11am–12pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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Te Karanga o te Rā – The Call of the Sail
Te Karanga o te Rā – The Call of the Sail

6–7pm

FREE

Te Rā Ringa Raupā present their remarkable project to recreate the oldest known Māori sail of its era – known as Te Rā. This unique taonga currently resides at the British Museum in London.

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Friday Lates
Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

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Te Rā Ringa Raupā: Weavers in residence
Te Rā Ringa Raupā: Weavers in residence

10am – 12.30pm daily

FREE

Weaving artists dedicated to recreating the only known woven Māori sail takes up residence in Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki on 10 – 14 March. 

Te Rā Ringa Raupā: Weavers in residence

10am – 12.30pm daily

FREE

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Treasures of the Grand Tour: Italy through British eyes
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Treasures of the Grand Tour: Italy through British e...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson, to explore the ‘lure of Italy’ for British tourists in the eighteenth century in this online lecture. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Treasures of the Grand Tour: Italy through British e...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 26 Mar 2021

FREE

Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 26 Mar 2021

FREE

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SUSPENDED: Gallery tours
SUSPENDED: 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.

SUSPENDED: Gallery tours

11.30am and 1.30pm daily

FREE

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Hīkoi to Britomart
Hīkoi to Britomart

Sat & Sun, 12pm & 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, 12pm & 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 Artist's house at Mapua
The Artist's house at Mapua

M T Woollaston

Production date
circa 1939
Medium
charcoal and watercolour, wax sprayed
Size (h x w)
479 x 430 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Colin McCahon, 1961
Accession no
1961/11/3
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Riwaka Wharf and white heron
Riwaka Wharf and white heron

M T Woollaston

Production date
1973
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1220 x 2745 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1980
Accession no
1980/21
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Study after Constable's 'A Boat Passing a Lock'
Study after Constable's 'A Boat Passing a Lock'

M T Woollaston

Production date
1958
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
379 x 505 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/42/1
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Portrait of The artist's brother
Portrait of The artist's brother

M T Woollaston

Production date
1935
Medium
charcoal on grey paper
Size (h x w)
389 x 279 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1961
Accession no
1961/12/1
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Blackball with two houses
Blackball with two houses

M T Woollaston

Production date
1964
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
812 x 1220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1966
Accession no
1966/3/1
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Drawing from the Kumara Series
Drawing from the Kumara Series

M T Woollaston

Production date
1959
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
274 x 375 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/20/4
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Patrick Lucas
Patrick Lucas

M T Woollaston

Production date
1969
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
560 x 761 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/25/1/5
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Edith Reading
Edith Reading

M T Woollaston

Production date
circa 1960
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
504 x 378 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/42/2
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Portrait of the artist's wife
Portrait of the artist's wife

M T Woollaston

Production date
1939
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
468 x 418 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1958
Accession no
1958/23
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Spring, Auckland
Spring, Auckland

M T Woollaston

Production date
1989
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1105 x 1720 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/13
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Devonport, Auckland 1990
Devonport, Auckland 1990

M T Woollaston

Production date
1990
Medium
pencil, watercolour
Size (h x w)
206 x 293 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1990
Accession no
1990/37
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Untitled
Untitled

M T Woollaston

Production date
1983
Medium
watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
285 x 385 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
C1994/1/207
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Figures from Life
Figures from Life

M T Woollaston

Production date
1936
Medium
oil and charcoal
Size (h x w)
627 x 478 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Colin McCahon, 1954
Accession no
1954/41
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Untitled
Untitled

M T Woollaston

Production date
1983
Medium
pencil on paper
Size (h x w)
235 x 352 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
C1994/1/206
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A View of Port Nicholson from Tinakori Hill, looking north
A View of Port Nicholson from Tinakori Hill, looking north

M T Woollaston

Production date
1984
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1200 x 2730 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1985
Accession no
C1994/1/149
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Mapua
Mapua

M T Woollaston

Production date
1935
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
275 x 355 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr and Mrs R N Field, 1982
Accession no
1982/28/2
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Mount Arthur, Nelson
Mount Arthur, Nelson

M T Woollaston

Production date
1945
Medium
oil on card
Size (h x w)
606 x 608 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1959
Accession no
1959/8/2
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Portrait of Eileen Maunsell
Portrait of Eileen Maunsell

M T Woollaston

Production date
1937
Medium
pen and ink wash
Size (h x w)
175 x 112 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1960
Accession no
1960/13/2
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Not on display

Charles Brasch from memory
Charles Brasch from memory

M T Woollaston

Production date
1938
Medium
charcoal
Size (h x w)
482 x 424 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Colin McCahon, 1961
Accession no
1961/11/1
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Not on display

Taranaki Summer
Taranaki Summer

M T Woollaston

Production date
1968
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
1246 x 942 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1985
Accession no
C1994/1/148
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Not on display

Portrait of the artist's wife
Portrait of the artist's wife

M T Woollaston

Production date
1936
Medium
oil on paper on board
Size (h x w)
640 x 484 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1961
Accession no
1961/12/2
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Boy in a green jersey
Boy in a green jersey

M T Woollaston

Production date
1954
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
435 x 348 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1969
Accession no
1969/20
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Not on display

Totaranui I
Totaranui I

M T Woollaston

Production date
1962
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
320 x 405 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/43
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Not on display

Bayly's Hill
Bayly's Hill

M T Woollaston

Production date
1966
Medium
pen and ink
Size (h x w)
503 x 382 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/10
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Not on display

Upper Moutere
Upper Moutere

M T Woollaston

Production date
1946
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
606 x 608 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1959
Accession no
1959/8/1
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Not on display

Portrait of Alex White
Portrait of Alex White

M T Woollaston

Production date
1937
Medium
pen
Size (h x w)
175 x 113 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1960
Accession no
1960/13/1
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Not on display

Red Mountains
Red Mountains

M T Woollaston

Production date
1959
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
390 x 565 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of an anonymous donor, 1985
Accession no
1985/64/7
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Not on display

Saint Vincent
Saint Vincent

M T Woollaston

Production date
1987
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
905 x 680 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989
Accession no
1989/14
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Not on display

Untitled
Untitled

M T Woollaston

Production date
1983
Medium
watercolour and pencil on paper
Size (h x w)
405 x 288 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
C1994/1/371
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Not on display

Erua (Drawing No. 6)
Erua (Drawing No. 6)

M T Woollaston

Production date
Unknown
Medium
ink
Size (h x w)
275 x 378 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1966
Accession no
1966/27
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Mapua
Mapua

M T Woollaston

Production date
1942
Medium
pen
Size (h x w)
125 x 212 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1960
Accession no
1960/13/3
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Wellington
Wellington

M T Woollaston

Production date
1937
Medium
oil on paper mounted on cardboard
Size (h x w)
432 x 482 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1960
Accession no
1960/4
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Not on display

Portrait of Mrs Martin Smith
Portrait of Mrs Martin Smith

M T Woollaston

Production date
circa 1955
Medium
pencil and watercolour
Size (h x w)
246 x 208 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Colin McCahon, 1961
Accession no
1961/11/2
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Not on display

Landscape, Kumara
Landscape, Kumara

M T Woollaston

Production date
1962
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
915 x 1220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1962
Accession no
1962/28
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Edith in a straw hat
Edith in a straw hat

M T Woollaston

Production date
1973
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
910 x 690 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/37
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Not on display

Edith Knitting
Edith Knitting

M T Woollaston

Production date
circa 1938
Medium
ink on paper
Size (h x w)
125 x 210 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/7
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