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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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Not on display

Untitled (Madonna and Child)
Untitled (Madonna and Child)

May Smith

Production date
Unknown
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
94 x 75 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/10
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An Old Wharf, Auckland
An Old Wharf, Auckland

May Smith

Production date
1926
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
150 x 228 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/17
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Not on display

Self Portrait
Self Portrait

May Smith

Production date
1920
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
150 x 150 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/28
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Not on display

The Area
The Area

May Smith

Production date
1931
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
180 x 175 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/7
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Not on display

Children Drinking
Children Drinking

May Smith

Production date
1930
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
148 x 117 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/23
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Not on display

Noel Noel
Noel Noel

May Smith

Production date
1929
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
68 x 52 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/12
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The Pub (sketch for mural)
The Pub (sketch for mural)

May Smith

Production date
circa 1940
Medium
watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
158 x 235 mm
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/5
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Henderson Valley
Henderson Valley

May Smith

Production date
1948-1949
Medium
watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
270 x 373 mm
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/13
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Untitled (sketch for mural)
Untitled (sketch for mural)

May Smith

Production date
circa 1940
Medium
watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
295 x 556 mm
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/2
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Untitled (still life)
Untitled (still life)

May Smith

Production date
circa 1940
Medium
watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
237 x 328 mm
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/6
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Untitled
Untitled

May Smith

Production date
1942
Medium
watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
325 x 380 mm
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/14
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Not on display

Untitled (Portrait of a Woman - Self Portrait?) with Peripheral Studies of Nose and Eye
Untitled (Portrait of a Woman - Self Portrait?) with Peripheral Studies of Nose...

May Smith

Production date
1930
Medium
drypoint
Size (h x w)
150 x 125 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/15
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Not on display

Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom

May Smith

Production date
1940
Medium
linocut (2 colour)
Size (h x w)
280 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/2
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Rickyard
Rickyard

May Smith

Production date
1931
Medium
drypoint
Size (h x w)
170 x 279 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/21
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Amberley Wild Brooks
Amberley Wild Brooks

May Smith

Production date
1929
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
93 x 188 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/26
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The Lily Gatherers
The Lily Gatherers

May Smith

Production date
Unknown
Medium
linocut
Size (h x w)
190 x 150 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/5
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Crayfish
Crayfish

May Smith

Production date
1929
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
209 x 258 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/230
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Tobacco
Tobacco

May Smith

Production date
1951
Medium
oil on millboard
Size (h x w)
542 x 450 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1951
Accession no
1951/3
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Not on display

Morning
Morning

May Smith

Production date
1930
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
90 x 115 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/14
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Not on display

Still Life
Still Life

May Smith

Production date
1930
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
155 x 135 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/19
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Not on display

Textile Design
Textile Design

May Smith

Production date
circa 1935
Medium
linocut
Size (h x w)
300 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/4
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Not on display

Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom

May Smith

Production date
1940
Medium
linocut (3 colour)
Size (h x w)
280 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/3
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Not on display

Children Drinking
Children Drinking

May Smith

Production date
Unknown
Medium
drypoint
Size (h x w)
148 x 117 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/25
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Not on display

Hayricks
Hayricks

May Smith

Production date
circa 1930
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
74 x 89 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/9
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Not on display

Untitled (still life)
Untitled (still life)

May Smith

Production date
circa 1940
Medium
watercolour on board
Size (h x w)
247 x 297 mm
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/11
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Not on display

Untitled
Untitled

May Smith

Production date
circa 1940
Medium
pen and ink on paper
Size (h x w)
255 x 350 mm
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/8
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Not on display

Untitled
Untitled

May Smith

Production date
1939
Medium
watercolour on board
Size (h x w)
280 x 370 mm
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/10
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Not on display

Rickyard
Rickyard

May Smith

Production date
1931
Medium
drypoint
Size (h x w)
170 x 276 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1932
Accession no
1932/4/3
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Trees, Bankton House
Trees, Bankton House

May Smith

Production date
1934
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
130 x 165 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/13
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Not on display

Helen Lindley
Helen Lindley

May Smith

Production date
Unknown
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
113 x 88 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/8
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An Old Wharf, Auckland
An Old Wharf, Auckland

May Smith

Production date
Unknown
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
147 x 225 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/29
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Untitled (Angel Gabriel appearing before Shepherds)
Untitled (Angel Gabriel appearing before Shepherds)

May Smith

Production date
Unknown
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
97 x 78 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/11
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Not on display

Untitled (Back Yard)
Untitled (Back Yard)

May Smith

Production date
Unknown
Medium
pen and sepia ink
Size (h x w)
200 x 250 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/30
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Not on display

Willows
Willows

May Smith

Production date
Unknown
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
205 x 285 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/18
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Not on display

Children Drinking
Children Drinking

May Smith

Production date
Unknown
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
148 x 117 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/42/24
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Not on display

May Smith Archive
May Smith Archive

May Smith

Production date
Unknown
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of May Smith Estate, 1991
Accession no
RC2002/3
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May Smith Archive
May Smith Archive
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of May Smith Estate, 1991
Accession no
RC2002/3

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