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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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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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POSTPONED Tamariki Takeover
POSTPONED Tamariki Takeover

11am–3pm

FREE

Celebrate International Children's Day at the Gallery with a weekend full of family-focused fun.

POSTPONED Tamariki Takeover

11am–3pm

FREE

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

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 26 Mar 2021

FREE

POSTPONED: Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 26 Mar 2021

FREE

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POSTPONED: Friday Lates
POSTPONED: Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

POSTPONED: Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

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 | Students under 18 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 | Students under 18 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 Bosom of Abraham
The Bosom of Abraham

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
1999
Medium
ink on lightbox
Size (h x w)
1300 x 220 x 80 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/24/2
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Etaples
Etaples

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2001
Medium
C-type photograph
Size (h x w)
1500 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/16/1
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Not on display

Neil Keller
Neil Keller

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2000
Medium
C-type photograph
Size (h x w)
1263 x 1038 x 56 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/16
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The Past in the Present
The Past in the Present

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2013
Medium
bronze parts, paint, carpet, golf balls
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2015
Accession no
2015/19.1-8
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Driving Mr Albert
Driving Mr Albert

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2005
Medium
taxidermied rabbit, polyurethane, automotive paint
Size (h x w)
1630 x 270 x 270 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2005
Accession no
C2005/1/32
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The Indefinite Article
The Indefinite Article

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
1990
Medium
wood and acrylic
Size (h x w)
2489 x 6096 x 356 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased with generous assistance from Jim Barr and Mary Barr, 2009
Accession no
2009/26.1-5
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Acts. (10: 34-38) "He went about doing good".
Acts. (10: 34-38) "He went about doing good".

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
1993
Medium
acrylic on wood
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/2
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Pat Covert
Pat Covert

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2000
Medium
taxidermied sparrow, powder coated aluminium
Size (h x w)
1300 x 150 x 100 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/12.1-2
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Les Baer 1911 Thunder Ranch Special
Les Baer 1911 Thunder Ranch Special

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2000
Medium
taxidermied rabbits, powder coated steel
Size (h x w)
450 x 760 x 2100 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/14/1-5
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Roebuck Jones and the Cuniculus Kid
Roebuck Jones and the Cuniculus Kid

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2001
Medium
taxidermied rabbits, mixed media
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2002
Accession no
C2002/1/3.1-2
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Not on display

Ataarangi
Ataarangi

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2003
Medium
powder coated aluminium
Size (h x w)
200 x 4000 x 100 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
C2003/1/39
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Rainbow Servant Dreaming
Rainbow Servant Dreaming

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2005
Medium
polyurethane, 2-pot automotive paint
Size (h x w)
640 x 240 x 155 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2005
Accession no
C2005/1/44.1-3
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Boulogne
Boulogne

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2001
Medium
C-type photograph
Size (h x w)
1500 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/16/3
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Bill Jarvis
Bill Jarvis

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2000
Medium
aluminium, sparrow
Size (h x w)
200 x 125 x 255 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/11/1-2
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Jeff Cooper
Jeff Cooper

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2000
Medium
taxidermied sparrow, powder coated aluminium
Size (h x w)
200 x 835 x 100 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/13/1-2
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They Comfort Me
They Comfort Me

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
1992
Medium
enamel paint on wood
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1993
Accession no
C1994/1/385.1-37
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Kiss The Baby Goodbye
Kiss The Baby Goodbye

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
1994
Medium
powder coated steel
Size (h x w)
3600 x 4600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1994
Accession no
C1994/1/540.1-2
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Not on display

The Song of the Frog
The Song of the Frog

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2006
Medium
fibreglass, automotive paint
Size (h x w)
1000 x 6000 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2008
Accession no
2008/10/4.1-4
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Not on display

Passchendaele
Passchendaele

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2001
Medium
C-type photograph
Size (h x w)
1555 x 1255 x 55 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/16/2
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Not on display

Elmer Keith
Elmer Keith

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2000
Medium
C-type photograph
Size (h x w)
1070 x 1265 x 55 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/17
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Not on display

Kapa Haka (Pakaka)
Kapa Haka (Pakaka)

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2003
Medium
automotive paint on fibreglass
Size (h x w)
1900 x 600 x 500 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2004
Accession no
2004/33
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The Bosom of Abraham
The Bosom of Abraham

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
1999
Medium
ink on lightbox
Size (h x w)
1300 x 220 x 80 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/24/1
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Not on display

You're My Best Friend
You're My Best Friend

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2000
Medium
C-type photograph
Size (h x w)
2118 x 1070 x 55 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/15/1-2
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Not on display

Craig Keller
Craig Keller

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2000
Medium
C-type photograph
Size (h x w)
1265 x 1070 x 55 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/15
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Tua Whitu
Tua Whitu

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
1999
Medium
custom-made ‘Patriot’ semi-acoustic jazz guitar, maple, spruce, rewarewa, kauri, ebony and paua
Size (h x w)
1200 x 570 x 500 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/5.1-4
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The Story of a New Zealand River
The Story of a New Zealand River

Michael Parekōwhai

Production date
2001
Medium
paua, capiz, lacquer and wood on a concert grand piano
Size (h x w)
1015 x 1580 x 2725 mm
Credit line
The Auckland Triennial Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the Thanksgiving Foundation, 2001
Accession no
L2001/26
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