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John Reynolds: The Violet Hour
John Reynolds: The Violet Hour

John Reynolds: The Violet Hour

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Louise Henderson: From Life
Louise Henderson: From Life

Louise Henderson: From Life

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Denmark Design
Denmark Design

$12 early bird tickets available Book now

Denmark Design

$12 early bird tickets available Book now

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Ralph Hotere: Godwit/Kuaka
Ralph Hotere: Godwit/Kuaka

Ralph Hotere: Godwit/Kuaka

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The Body Reborn
The Body Reborn

The Body Reborn

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Radical Beginnings
Radical Beginnings

Radical Beginnings

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Seeing Moana Oceania
Seeing Moana Oceania

Seeing Moana Oceania

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Flight Plan
Flight Plan

Flight Plan

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Love, Longing, Loss
Love, Longing, Loss

Love, Longing, Loss

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Are you sitting comfortably? with Dr Christopher Thompson
Are you sitting comfortably? with Dr Christopher Thompson

2–3pm

Free with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design. Free for Members Book now

Design expert and writer Dr Christopher Thompson takes us on a tour of Denmark Design discussing and contextualising some key objects in the exhibition.

Are you sitting comfortably? with Dr Christopher Thompson

2–3pm

Free with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design. Free for Members Book now

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A Family Design Challenge
A Family Design Challenge

2–3.30pm

FREE with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design. FREE for all children 12 and under. Book now

Visit our major exhibition Denmark Design and join the coordinating exhibition curator, Emma Jameson for a unique tour especially designed for families and children. Discover the stories behind the objects on display, then take part in a fun, family design challenge using LEGO to build an item inspired by the exhibition.

This event has limited capacity. Please book to secure your spot.
Entry for all children 12 and under is FREE. Entry for adults is FREE with a paid ticket to Denmark Design.

Tickets for Denmark Design can be purchased online or at the Gallery's front desk.

A Family Design Challenge

2–3.30pm

FREE with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design. FREE for all children 12 and under. Book now

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Colin McCahon: Drawing to a Close
Colin McCahon: Drawing to a Close

2–3pm

On the final weekend of A Place to Paint: Colin McCahon in Auckland, exhibition curator Ron Brownson will join artists, Andy Leleisi’uao and Emily Karaka for conversation and a drawn response to mark the closing of this celebrated exhibition.

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Denmark Design: Hubbub Family Morning – 29 Jan
Denmark Design: Hubbub Family Morning – 29 Jan

9am

Free with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design Book now

Hubbub – Family Morning offers exclusive early morning viewing of Denmark Design for those visiting with children aged 5 and under.

Denmark Design: Hubbub Family Morning – 29 Jan

9am

Free with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design Book now

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Lessons on Denmark Design
Lessons on Denmark Design

10.30am–3.30pm

$75 Members early bird*, $85 Members standard, $125 Non-Members early bird*, $135 Non-Members* Book now

Associate Professor Linda Tyler and ‘design encyclopaedia’ Caroline Montague dive deep into the history, heyday and highlights of Danish Design in this fun day of learning about Denmark Design. This one-day class consists of four 50-minute illustrated talks on:  

1.            The First Danish Design Companies with an international reputation
2.            From Classicism to Functionalism
3.            Organic Modernism: Danish Design Goes International
4.            Danish Design in the Postmodern era and Our Time

Lessons on Denmark Design

10.30am–3.30pm

$75 Members early bird*, $85 Members standard, $125 Non-Members early bird*, $135 Non-Members* Book now

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Pride Celebrations 2020
Pride Celebrations 2020

1.30–3.30pm

FREE

To celebrate Auckland Pride, enjoy the stunning voices of The Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS) when they return to perform as part of the Gallery’s Pride Celebrations for 2020. Then take part in our LGBTQI-insight tour presented by an artist, gallerist, an art collector and curator. 

Pride Celebrations 2020

1.30–3.30pm

FREE

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Talk: Artistic immigrants in NZ
Talk: Artistic immigrants in NZ

10.30am–11.45pm

Members $15, Non-Members $25 Book now

When Parisian Louise Henderson emigrated to Aotearoa in 1925, she quickly established herself as a central figure in the local art scene. Henderson was by far the only successful foreign artist in this country, as art historian, Leonard Bell illustrates beautifully in his 2017 book Strangers Arrive: Emigrés and the Arts in New Zealand, 1930-1980.

Talk: Artistic immigrants in NZ

10.30am–11.45pm

Members $15, Non-Members $25 Book now

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SOLD OUT Gibbs Farm sculpture park visit 2020
SOLD OUT Gibbs Farm sculpture park visit 2020

10am–2pm

$95 + fees Adult, $85 +fees Auckland Art Gallery Member, $70 + fees Student, $40 + fees Child (Under 5 free) Book now

SOLD OUT Gibbs Farm sculpture park visit 2020

10am–2pm

$95 + fees Adult, $85 +fees Auckland Art Gallery Member, $70 + fees Student, $40 + fees Child (Under 5 free) Book now

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Bespoke Booked Tours: Louise Henderson: From Life
Bespoke Booked Tours: Louise Henderson: From Life

10am–5pm.

Adults $10; Concessions $7.50 Members and children 12 &under FREE

Book a group of friends or workmates for a bespoke tour of the exhibition Louise Henderson: From Life and gain new insights into one of New Zealand’s most dynamic artists.

Bespoke Booked Tours: Louise Henderson: From Life

10am–5pm.

Adults $10; Concessions $7.50 Members and children 12 &under FREE

Artworks

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Summer
Summer

Rita Angus

Production date
circa 1954
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
187 x 268 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of an anonymous donor, 1961
Accession no
1961/37
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Mangonui
Mangonui

Rita Angus

Production date
1955
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
283 x 385 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1958
Accession no
1958/27/1
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Self Portrait
Self Portrait

Rita Angus

Production date
circa 1944
Medium
pencil, watercolour
Size (h x w)
366 x 250 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the M A Serra Trust, 1983
Accession no
1983/54
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Scrub burning, Northern Hawke's Bay
Scrub burning, Northern Hawke's Bay

Rita Angus

Production date
1965
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
803 x 801 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1966
Accession no
1966/20
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Willow Tree
Willow Tree

Rita Angus

Production date
1940
Medium
pen, ink
Size (h x w)
490 x 385 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/11
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Waikanae
Waikanae

Rita Angus

Production date
1951
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
254 x 355 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1960
Accession no
1960/2
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Central Otago
Central Otago

Rita Angus

Production date
1940
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
457 x 533 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs Joyce Milligan in memory of Dr R R D Milligan, 1984
Accession no
1984/57
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Mother and Child (Jean and Anton Jones with Portrait of Fred Jones behind)
Mother and Child (Jean and Anton Jones with Portrait of Fred Jones behind)

Rita Angus

Production date
1942
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
460 x 315 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2005
Accession no
2005/6
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Mother and Child
Mother and Child

Rita Angus

Production date
1945
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
592 x 407 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with assistance of The Ilene and Laurence Dakin Bequest, 2015
Accession no
2015/31
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Dahlia
Dahlia

Rita Angus

Production date
circa 1953
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
340 x 205 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Colin McCahon, 1966
Accession no
1966/16/3
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Lupin
Lupin

Rita Angus

Production date
circa 1953
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
180 x 127 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1960
Accession no
1960/17
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AD 1968
AD 1968

Rita Angus

Production date
1968
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
795 x 800 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery to celebrate their 50th anniversary, 2004
Accession no
2004/2
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Still Life: Orchids and Leaves
Still Life: Orchids and Leaves

Rita Angus

Production date
1949
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
360 x 255 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/33
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Fog, Hawke's Bay
Fog, Hawke's Bay

Rita Angus

Production date
1968-1969
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
782 x 1078 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1969
Accession no
1969/3
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Portrait of Betty Curnow
Portrait of Betty Curnow

Rita Angus

Production date
1942
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
775 x 647 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/6
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Head of a Maori boy
Head of a Maori boy

Rita Angus

Production date
circa 1938
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
423 x 311 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/26
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