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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) 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) 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 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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Tamariki Takeover
Tamariki Takeover

11am–3pm

FREE

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

Tamariki Takeover

11am–3pm

FREE

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RESCHEDULED Atamira Dance Company: Rārangi Wā – Timeline
RESCHEDULED 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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Karanga Atu, Karanga Mai: GALS Auckland Rainbow Choir with Pride
Karanga Atu, Karanga Mai: GALS Auckland Rainbow Choir with Pride

2–3pm

FREE

A colourful celebration of community and voice as part of Auckland Pride Festival 2021.

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New Members Tour: Sat 27 Feb
New Members Tour: Sat 27 Feb

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: Sat 27 Feb

11am–12pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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SUPREME Ball 2.0
SUPREME Ball 2.0

9.30pm

Ballroom community/walkers $10; Spectators $20 Buy tickets

After a sickening SUPREME Ball at the Wintergardens, COVEN-CARANGI is back for SUPREME 2.0 at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

SUPREME Ball 2.0

9.30pm

Ballroom community/walkers $10; Spectators $20 Buy tickets

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

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 12 Mar 2021

FREE

Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 12 Mar 2021

FREE

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Back Office: Virtual Launch
Back Office: Virtual Launch

3.30–4pm

Free for Members (Link to join in your Members e-newsletter on Thu 25 Feb)

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: Virtual Launch

3.30–4pm

Free for Members (Link to join in your Members e-newsletter on Thu 25 Feb)

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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

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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.

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.

FREE

Artworks

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Not on display

Window in Spain, Madrid
Window in Spain, Madrid

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1975
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
320 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/37
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Not on display

Dawn/Water poem III (after Manhire)
Dawn/Water poem III (after Manhire)

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1985
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
2400 x 1825 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/35
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Not on display

Biko
Biko

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1988
Medium
etching and aquatint
Size (h x w)
240 x 310 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989
Accession no
1989/12/3
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On display

Black painting: Orange/Blue/Indigo
Black painting: Orange/Blue/Indigo

Ralph Hotere

On display

Production date
1969
Medium
brolite lacquer on board
Size (h x w)
1219 x 609 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/2/1
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On display

Black painting: Red/Green/Indigo
Black painting: Red/Green/Indigo

Ralph Hotere

On display

Production date
1969
Medium
brolite lacquer on board
Size (h x w)
1219 x 609 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/2/6
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Not on display

Red on black
Red on black

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1969
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
557 x 460 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/25/1/10
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Not on display

Godwit/Kuaka
Godwit/Kuaka

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1977
Medium
enamel on board
Size (h x w)
2400 x 18000 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Auckland International Airport Ltd, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/1/1-15
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Black Cerulean
Black Cerulean

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1999
Medium
lacquer and cast lead-head nails
Size (h x w)
3000 x 4100 x 70 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1999
Accession no
C1999/1/9/1-4
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Not on display

Post Black, Window #10
Post Black, Window #10

Bill Culbert Ralph Hotere

Production date
1992
Medium
fluorescent tubes, paint and backing panel
Size (h x w)
1030 x 620 x 110 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2009
Accession no
C2009/1/35/2
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Not on display

The Seasons, Part I and II
The Seasons, Part I and II

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1975-1976
Medium
acrylic and dye on canvas
Size (h x w)
3000 x 900 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1976
Accession no
1976/36
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Not on display

No Ordinary Sun
No Ordinary Sun

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1984
Medium
enamel on board
Size (h x w)
1560 x 1180 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Dame Jenny Gibbs in memory of Ralph Hotere, 2013
Accession no
2013/16
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On display

Rangi is my ancestor
Rangi is my ancestor

Ralph Hotere

On display

Production date
1972
Medium
acrylic and lacquer on paper
Size (h x w)
580 x 385 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the assistance of Dame Georgina Kirby, 2013
Accession no
2013/28/4
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Not on display

Les Saintes Maries de la mer
Les Saintes Maries de la mer

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1986
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
500 x 415 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of NZI Corporation, 1986
Accession no
1986/16/4
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On display

Black painting: Yellow/Violet/Indigo
Black painting: Yellow/Violet/Indigo

Ralph Hotere

On display

Production date
1969
Medium
brolite lacquer on board
Size (h x w)
1219 x 609 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/2/5
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Not on display

Song Cycle
Song Cycle

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1988
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
547 x 432 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/4/1
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Not on display

No. 8
No. 8

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1991
Medium
spray enamel, oil stick, and graphite on paper
Size (h x w)
755 x 525 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1992
Accession no
C1994/1/364
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Not on display

Avignon Painting
Avignon Painting

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1978
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1790 x 1235 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1995
Accession no
C1995/1/15
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Not on display

Working Drawing For Music Faculty, Auckland University
Working Drawing For Music Faculty, Auckland University

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1985
Medium
crayon, pencil, and ink on paper
Size (h x w)
760 x 560 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1986
Accession no
C1994/1/189
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On display

Black painting: Blue/Orange/Indigo
Black painting: Blue/Orange/Indigo

Ralph Hotere

On display

Production date
1969
Medium
brolite lacquer on board
Size (h x w)
1219 x 609 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/2/3
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Not on display

Les Saintes Maries de la mer
Les Saintes Maries de la mer

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1986
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
345 x 247 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of NZI Corporation, 1986
Accession no
1986/17/6
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Not on display

Incalescence
Incalescence

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1964
Medium
mixed media on wood and cardboard
Size (h x w)
605 x 605 x 27 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marie Lasenby, 2011
Accession no
2011/6
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Not on display

Long Red Line
Long Red Line

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1964
Medium
PVA on cardboard and plywood boxes
Size (h x w)
1813 x 1812 x 49 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bill Cocker 1939-2011 and Finola Cocker- 1936-2019
Accession no
C2011/1/13
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Not on display

Aramoana Nineteen Eighty Four
Aramoana Nineteen Eighty Four

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1984
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
2450 x 1825 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1984
Accession no
C1994/1/134
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Not on display

Aramoana
Aramoana

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1980-1983
Medium
acrylic and enamel on corrugated iron and wood
Size (h x w)
2460 x 860 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1984
Accession no
C1994/1/133
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Not on display

Post Black No.13
Post Black No.13

Bill Culbert Ralph Hotere

Production date
1992
Medium
painted window frame, glass, and fluorescent tube
Size (h x w)
985 x 860 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1992
Accession no
C1994/1/368
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Not on display

Large Window Frame
Large Window Frame

Ralph Hotere

Production date
circa 1985
Medium
stained glass and window frame
Size (h x w)
1212 x 1065 x 43 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1986
Accession no
C1994/1/196
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Not on display

A Union Jack ?
A Union Jack ?

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1990
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
756 x 565 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington with funds provided by the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board, 1991
Accession no
1991/22/9
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Not on display

Lo negro sobre lo oro
Lo negro sobre lo oro

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1992
Medium
gold leaf, gold dust and metallic oxides on glass in a demolition window frame
Size (h x w)
981 x 935 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1993
Accession no
1993/20
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Not on display

Pathway to the sea
Pathway to the sea

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1975
Medium
pencil and watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
560 x 765 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L2003/11
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Not on display

Aurora Koputai
Aurora Koputai

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1980
Medium
acrylic and enamel on corrugated iron and wood
Size (h x w)
2456 x 830 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1980
Accession no
1980/50/2
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Not on display

Woman no. 103
Woman no. 103

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1963
Medium
ink
Size (h x w)
317 x 240 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/12
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On display

Black painting: Purple/Yellow/Indigo
Black painting: Purple/Yellow/Indigo

Ralph Hotere

On display

Production date
1969
Medium
brolite lacquer on board
Size (h x w)
1219 x 609 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/2/2
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Not on display

Black Window - Towards Aramoana
Black Window - Towards Aramoana

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1981
Medium
oil on hardboard in window frame
Size (h x w)
1095 x 907 x 55 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1981
Accession no
C1994/1/78
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Not on display

Towards Aramoana (Drawing For A Black Window)
Towards Aramoana (Drawing For A Black Window)

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1981
Medium
ink, acrylic and photograph on paper
Size (h x w)
555 x 760 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1981
Accession no
C1994/1/79
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Not on display

Post Black, Window #5
Post Black, Window #5

Bill Culbert Ralph Hotere

Production date
1992
Medium
fluorescent tubes, paint and backing panel
Size (h x w)
1030 x 620 x 110 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2009
Accession no
C2009/1/35/1
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Not on display

Black painting
Black painting

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1964
Medium
acrylic on wood
Size (h x w)
1207 x 1207 x 40 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/24/2
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