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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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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: Atamira Dance Company: Rārangi Wā – Timeline
POSTPONED: Atamira Dance Company: Rārangi Wā – Timeline

FREE

We are delighted to welcome Atamira Dance Company back to the Gallery for two days of open rehearsals followed by a stunning free performance during our Friday Lates.

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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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POSTPONED: Hīkoi to Britomart
POSTPONED: 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.

POSTPONED: 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

Artworks

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Rocks at Bondi
Rocks at Bondi

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
circa 1903
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
755 x 920 x 40 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/41/4
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The Artist's Hands
The Artist's Hands

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
Unknown
Medium
pencil and charcoal
Size (h x w)
257 x 367 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1969
Accession no
1969/11
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In the Dunes at Dongen
In the Dunes at Dongen

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
1877
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
198 x 138 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/19/1
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Otira Gorge
Otira Gorge

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
1912
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1845 x 1330 x 57 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1913
Accession no
1913/4
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Study for Otira Gorge
Study for Otira Gorge

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
circa 1912
Medium
watercolour, gouache and charcoal
Size (h x w)
735 x 535 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1959
Accession no
1959/3
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Interior
Interior

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
279 x 365 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
1961/22/2
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Sumner Quarry
Sumner Quarry

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
circa 1890
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1235 x 1040 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1963
Accession no
1963/1
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Three figures in a landscape
Three figures in a landscape

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
circa 1874
Medium
charcoal, crayon and gouache
Size (h x w)
364 x 254 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Morris and Ronald Yock, in memory of their father, 1964
Accession no
1964/22
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Stormcloud
Stormcloud

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas on board
Size (h x w)
1050 x 545 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/33
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Family group
Family group

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
Unknown
Medium
chalk
Size (h x w)
149 x 238 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1938
Accession no
1938/7
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Farmyard at sunset
Farmyard at sunset

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
432 x 330 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1967
Accession no
1967/21
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Canal Landscape
Canal Landscape

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
1874
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
895 x 1230 x 45 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Waitemata County Council, 1970
Accession no
1970/8
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Dutch Landscape with Shepherd
Dutch Landscape with Shepherd

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
550 x 890 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/330
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River Scene with Ships
River Scene with Ships

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
1868
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
135 x 262 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/19/2
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Otira Gorge
Otira Gorge

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
circa 1911
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1935 x 3013 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1988 - Painting restoration supported by Chisholm Whitney Charitable Trust
Accession no
1988/39/1
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Mount Rolleston and the Otira River
Mount Rolleston and the Otira River

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
1893
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
775 x 1080 x 55 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/331
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Canal with Barge
Canal with Barge

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
Unknown
Medium
charcoal
Size (h x w)
134 x 217 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Vernon Brown, 1952
Accession no
1952/9/1
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A Small Boat in Stormy Weather
A Small Boat in Stormy Weather

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
Unknown
Medium
wash
Size (h x w)
248 x 382 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs J W Shaw, 1955
Accession no
1955/19
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Portrait of Mrs J.H. Sluis
Portrait of Mrs J.H. Sluis

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
1891
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
840 x 646 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs R Jones, 1958
Accession no
1958/11
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Not on display

Otira Gorge (Sketch)
Otira Gorge (Sketch)

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
1891
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
990 x 705 x 45 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1958
Accession no
1958/8
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Circular Quay, Sydney
Circular Quay, Sydney

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
838 x 1447 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1960
Accession no
1960/14
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River landscape with ships
River landscape with ships

Petrus van der Velden

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
552 x 1321 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Morris Yock, 1962
Accession no
1962/29/1
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