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Over Here: America and the Auckland Art Gallery
Over Here: America and the Auckland Art Gallery

Free entry

Over Here: America and the Auckland Art Gallery

Free entry

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Towards Auckland: Colin McCahon the Gallery Years
Towards Auckland: Colin McCahon the Gallery Years

Free entry

Towards Auckland: Colin McCahon the Gallery Years

Free entry

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Nine Lives: The Chartwell Exhibition 2003
Nine Lives: The Chartwell Exhibition 2003

$5 - $7

Nine Lives: The Chartwell Exhibition 2003

$5 - $7

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Seeking Modernity
Seeking Modernity

Free entry

Seeking Modernity

Free entry

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Seen from Elsewhere
Seen from Elsewhere

Free entry

Seen from Elsewhere

Free entry

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The Walters Prize 2016
The Walters Prize 2016

Free entry

The Walters Prize 2016

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The Walters Prize 2002
The Walters Prize 2002

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The Walters Prize 2002

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The Walters Prize 2018
The Walters Prize 2018

The Walters Prize 2018

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The 1st Auckland Triennial: Bright Paradise
The 1st Auckland Triennial: Bright Paradise

Free entry

The 1st Auckland Triennial: Bright Paradise

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The Walters Prize 2008
The Walters Prize 2008

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The Walters Prize 2008

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The Walters Prize 2010
The Walters Prize 2010

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The Walters Prize 2010

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The Walters Prize 2014
The Walters Prize 2014

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The Walters Prize 2014

Free entry

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The Walters Prize 2004
The Walters Prize 2004

$7 - $5

The Walters Prize 2004

$7 - $5

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Shane Cotton Survey 1993–2003
Shane Cotton Survey 1993–2003

$5 – $7

Shane Cotton Survey 1993–2003

$5 – $7

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Gordon Walters: Prints + Design
Gordon Walters: Prints + Design

Free entry

Gordon Walters: Prints + Design

Free entry

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An evening with Charles Darwent
An evening with Charles Darwent

FREE

Join UK art critic and reviewer, Charles Darwent and Auckland Art Gallery Curator, New Zealand art, Julia Waite in a conversation about art, criticism and tricky biographical subjects.

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After hours talk: Sacha Craddock
After hours talk: Sacha Craddock

6pm

Free

London-based art critic and curator Sacha Craddock asks how can critical writing continue to further an understanding and appreciation of contemporary art?

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Panel Discussion: Out of Time
Panel Discussion: Out of Time

3-4pm

Join exhibition curator Natasha Conland with exhibiting artists Fiona Clark and Philip Dadson, critic Wystan Curnow and art historian Christina Barton on how the avant-garde of the 1970s fit within the mainstream of New Zealand art.

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POSTPONED Honestly Speaking: Speaking Honestly
POSTPONED Honestly Speaking: Speaking Honestly

6–8pm

Members and U35* $20, non-Members $30 (*U35 – 35 years and under) Book now

A poet, a performance artist and an art critic walk into an exhibition - it's Carrie Rudzinski, Sarita Das and Lucinda Bennett speaking honestly. These three contemporary voices provide fresh interpretation as they untangle, interrogate and vivify the works in our new exhibition Honestly Speaking: the Word, the Body and the Internet. With drinks and exclusive after-hours viewing, this night of activation is not to be missed.

POSTPONED Honestly Speaking: Speaking Honestly

6–8pm

Members and U35* $20, non-Members $30 (*U35 – 35 years and under) Book now

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Easy Listening: Laura Preston and Wystan Curnow – After documenta, the exhibition review
Easy Listening: Laura Preston and Wystan Curnow – After documenta, the exhibitio...

6pm

Free – no bookings

Last year while based in Athens for documenta 14, Laura Preston began a conversation with Wystan Curnow about the relationship of art and place. In Auckland, they continue this discussion by reviewing a number of recent exhibitions, both in Europe and in Aotearoa New Zealand, to consider the importance of art criticism and the issues of writing about art.

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Goya: Crazy Like a Genius
Goya: Crazy Like a Genius

1pm

Free

A screening of the documentary on the great Spanish artist, written and presented by the late Robert Hughes, one of the world’s leading art critics and Goya specialists.

Goya: Crazy Like a Genius

1pm

Free

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Goya: Crazy Like a Genius
Goya: Crazy Like a Genius

3pm

Free

A screening of the documentary on the great Spanish artist, written and presented by the late Robert Hughes, one of the world’s leading art critics and Goya specialists.

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Peter Simpson – Cubism comes to Titirangi
Peter Simpson – Cubism comes to Titirangi

2–3pm

Free

Join writer, editor, critic, curator and former academic, Peter Simpson for his insight into the work produced by Colin McCahon on his arrival in Auckland in 1953.

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Professor Peter O’Connor: Learning To Be Creative
Professor Peter O’Connor: Learning To Be Creative

6pm

Join Head of School, Critical Studies in Education, University of Auckland Professor Peter O’Connor for a talk on learning to be creative. 

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She Claims: Art Matters – Julia Croft and Rosabel Tan
She Claims: Art Matters – Julia Croft and Rosabel Tan

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, General Admission $75 Book now

Join us at She Claims: Art Matters, a series of events where you’ll rub elbows with creatives and critics while celebrating the ideas, voices and power of creative women. Edition three is a conversation between theatre maker Julia Croft and editor and writer Rosabel Tan.

She Claims: Art Matters – Julia Croft and Rosabel Tan

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, General Admission $75 Book now

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She Claims: Art Matters – Courtney Sina Meredith and Sarah Longbottom
She Claims: Art Matters – Courtney Sina Meredith and Sarah Longbottom

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, General Admission $75 Book now

Join us at She Claims: Art Matters, a series of events where you’ll rub elbows with creatives and critics while celebrating the ideas, voices and power of creative women. We kick off this series, just before the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, with a conversation between two inspiring women: Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devenport and visual artist Judy Darragh.

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She Claims: Art Matters – Judy Darragh and Rhana Devenport
She Claims: Art Matters – Judy Darragh and Rhana Devenport

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, General Admission $75 Book now

Join us at She Claims: Art Matters, a series of events where you’ll rub elbows with creatives and critics while celebrating the ideas, voices and power of creative women. We kick off this series, just before the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, with a conversation between two inspiring women: Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devenport and visual artist Judy Darragh.

She Claims: Art Matters – Judy Darragh and Rhana Devenport

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, General Admission $75 Book now

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Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land?
Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land?

2–3.30pm

Members $15, Non-Members $20 Book now

Join esteemed New Zealand writer Peter Simpson who will speak in conversation with Julia Waite, Curator New Zealand art, about his latest book, the sequel – COLIN MCCAHON: IS THIS THE PROMISED LAND? VOL.2 1960–1987.

Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land?

2–3.30pm

Members $15, Non-Members $20 Book now

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Agency and aesthetics: A symposium on the expanded field of photography
Agency and aesthetics: A symposium on the expanded field of photography

Free – registrations required Book now

This day-long symposium invites artists, writers, critics, academics and others to reflect on the work that photographs can do today and the changing significance of the image as a social or cultural representation.

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Visible (and Invisible) Voices
Visible (and Invisible) Voices

10.30am–11.30am

FREE

Visible Voices presents a Tongan lens on John Webber drawings (takohi) and images ('ata) of early European contact with Tonga (c. 1784).

We are excited to host a research presentation by Hūfanga Dr ‘Ōkusitino Māhina followed by a panel discussion in response to his learnings and findings.

Visible (and Invisible) Voices

10.30am–11.30am

FREE

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In Conversation: Mary Kisler and Frances Spalding
In Conversation: Mary Kisler and Frances Spalding

2–3pm

Free entry with ticket to Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys exhibition

As part of the opening week programme, exhibition curator Mary Kisler and art historian Frances Spalding will talk about the new exhibition Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys. Following the talk, there will be a book signing with Mary and Frances at the Gallery shop from 3–3.30pm.

In Conversation: Mary Kisler and Frances Spalding

2–3pm

Free entry with ticket to Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys exhibition

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She Claims: Art Matters #4 – Janet Lilo and Ane Tonga
She Claims: Art Matters #4 – Janet Lilo and Ane Tonga

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, non-Members $75 Book now

Join us at She Claims: Art Matters, a series of events where you’ll rub elbows with creatives and critics while celebrating the ideas, voices and power of creative women. Session four is a conversation between Janet Lilo and Ane Tonga.

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Special Lecture: Maura Reilly
Special Lecture: Maura Reilly

6–7pm

FREE

Join us for a special lecture from New York based arts writer and author, Maura Reilly who will discuss the ethical challenges facing art museums globally.

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She Claims: Art Matters #5 – Ruth Buchanan and Natasha Conland
She Claims: Art Matters #5 – Ruth Buchanan and Natasha Conland

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, non-Members $75 Book now

Join us at She Claims: Art Matters, a series of events where you’ll rub elbows with creatives and critics while celebrating the ideas, voices and power of creative women. In session five of this series visual artist Ruth Buchanan will talk with curator Natasha Conland about her creative practice, drive, culture and the key topics in her work she cares deeply about.

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Art Lovers' Films: The Price of Everything
Art Lovers' Films: The Price of Everything

6pm

Members $26, General admission $28 Buy tickets

Art Lovers’ Film presents The Price of Everything (2018), a funny, insightful and at times jaw-dropping documentary about the current contemporary art market

Art Lovers' Films: The Price of Everything

6pm

Members $26, General admission $28 Buy tickets

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Thomas Crow:  The Missing Theologies of Colin McCahon and Sister Mary Corita Kent
Thomas Crow: The Missing Theologies of Colin McCahon and Sister Mary Corita Ken...

6.30pm

Free – no bookings

Join Thomas Crow for a talk on his new publication No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art

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She Claims: Art Matters #6 – Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet and Angela Lassig
She Claims: Art Matters #6 – Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet and Angela Lassig

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, non-Members $75 Book now

Join us at She Claims: Art Matters, a series of events where you’ll rub elbows with creatives and critics while celebrating the ideas, voices and power of creative women. In session five of this series visual artist Ruth Buchanan will talk with curator Natasha Conland about her creative practice, drive, culture and the key topics in her work she cares deeply about.

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Writers Festival 2019 – Theo Schoon: Damian Skinner
Writers Festival 2019 – Theo Schoon: Damian Skinner

10.15–11.15am

Earlybird $20, General admission $25 Book now

Auckland Writers Festival 2019 presents their Weekend Gallery Series including a diverse range of speakers hosting events across Sat 18–Sun 19 May. 

Writers Festival 2019 – Theo Schoon: Damian Skinner

10.15–11.15am

Earlybird $20, General admission $25 Book now

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Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga
Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga

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A major new wānanga toi Māori, Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga is to be held in Tāmaki Makaurau to coincide with this winter’s Matariki.

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An evening with Karen Walker and Ann Shelton
An evening with Karen Walker and Ann Shelton

6–8pm

SOLD OUT

Join us at for an evening 'in conversation' with fashion designer Karen Walker and artist Ann Shelton. Two inspiring women who will share their journey in the world of art, design, and fashion.

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Doc Edge Presents: Memory – Origins of Alien
Doc Edge Presents: Memory – Origins of Alien

12.30-2pm

$12.30 Book now

As part of the 14th International Documentary Film Festival, Doc Edge in association with RNZ presents a series of documentary screenings at the Gallery.

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Ka whawhai tonu tāua: A feisty conversation about Māori-Pākehā relations
Ka whawhai tonu tāua: A feisty conversation about Māori-Pākehā relations

6—7pm

FREE

We invite you to a timely, down-to-earth conversation about Māori and Pākehā in Aotearoa in 2021. In this conversation, Te Kawehau Hoskins and Alison Jones discuss their entangled trajectories as writers, thinkers and activists. 

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The Walters Prize 2018: Judge's lecture
The Walters Prize 2018: Judge's lecture

6pm

Free – no bookings

Adriano Pedrosa, Artistic Director at the globally renowned São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), Brazil, has been appointed as the international judge for this year’s Walters Prize.

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La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) 2009
La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) 2009

1pm

Free

Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the 'Milk of Sorrow', which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped in times of terrorism in Peru during or soon after pregnancy. 

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POSTPONED Curatorial Notes with Juliana Engberg
POSTPONED Curatorial Notes with Juliana Engberg

6—7.30pm

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At Alert Level 4, this event is regrettably postponed. Please see our latest COVID-19 updates here.

Part-open forum, part-insight to her curatorial mind, Juliana Engberg offers up her notes on pandemic curation, producing a newspaper alongside exhibition All That Was Solid Melts and deep-diving the Gallery's holdings in preparation for Romancing the Collection, which opens early August. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from this award-winning and internationally acclaimed curator – a treat for students, art lovers and professionals alike.

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The Single Object: Humphrey Ikin with Wallace Chapman
The Single Object: Humphrey Ikin with Wallace Chapman

6.30pm–9.30pm

$25 + fees Book now

Presented by Objectspace, The Single Object series sees Wallace Chapman, broadcaster and host of The Panel on Radio New Zealand, interview a range of guests about six objects that are important to them, providing a personal insight into how the world can be seen and understood through material culture.

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In conversation: Bepen Bhana with Rhana Devenport
In conversation: Bepen Bhana with Rhana Devenport

6pm

Free

Current McCahon House artist in residence Bepen Bhana discusses his recent work with Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devenport. 

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Gordon Walters unlocked: Laurence Simmons – Revelation and Reassessment
Gordon Walters unlocked: Laurence Simmons – Revelation and Reassessment

2pm

Join Professor Laurence Simmons for a lecture discussing the importance of intuition, chance, randomness, colour, sensuality and mysticism for Gordon Walters and will seek to demonstrate the active participation in a varied cultural history that lies beneath his work.

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Lecture series Colin McCahon: Peter Simpson
Lecture series Colin McCahon: Peter Simpson

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

Lecture series Colin McCahon: Peter Simpson

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

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Ngārara in the Ngahere | Infections in our Forests
Ngārara in the Ngahere | Infections in our Forests

1—3pm

FREE

This family friendly creative workshop explores the health of the forest through art and discussion held inside Charlotte Graham’s installation Te Hā o Te Wao Nui a Tāne | The Breath of Tāne.

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Declaration: Setting the Agenda Symposium
Declaration: Setting the Agenda Symposium

9.30am — 7pm

Free - bookings essential Book now

 

Declaration: Setting the Agenda Symposium

9.30am — 7pm

Free - bookings essential Book now

Artworks

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Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil Isaiah 5:20 (Art Gallery opening)
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil Isaiah 5:20 (Art Gallery openin...

Peter Bromhead

Production date
1976
Medium
ink on paper
Size (h x w)
209 x 183 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1976
Accession no
1976/54/3
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Three heads
Three heads

Georges Rouault

Production date
1938-1938
Medium
coloured aquatint
Size (h x w)
297 x 213 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
1961/5/4
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Landscape with buildings and river
Landscape with buildings and river

Hannah Ritchie

Production date
circa 1917
Medium
pencil and watercolour
Size (h x w)
196 x 254 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Hannah Ritchie, 1955
Accession no
1955/46/6
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Natural Selection Archive
Natural Selection Archive

Gwynneth Porter Dan Arps Warren Olds

Production date
2004-2010
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Gwynneth Porter, Dan Arps and Warren Olds, 2013
Accession no
RC2013/3
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An Archway
An Archway

Hannah Ritchie

Production date
circa 1917
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
170 x 244 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Hannah Ritchie, 1955
Accession no
1955/46/4
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Silly
Silly

Ed Ruscha

Production date
1977
Medium
pastel drawing
Size (h x w)
574 x 740 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/41
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Tony Green Archive
Tony Green Archive

Tony Green

Production date
1950-2011
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Tony Green, 2011
Accession no
RC2011/15
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Characterisation in colour
Characterisation in colour

May Smith

Production date
1941
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
762 x 609 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1958
Accession no
1958/20
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Bridge with Distant Landscape Seen Through One of the Arches
Bridge with Distant Landscape Seen Through One of the Arches

Hannah Ritchie

Production date
circa 1917
Medium
pencil, charcoal and watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
265 x 208 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Hannah Ritchie, 1955
Accession no
1955/46/3
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A Bridge
A Bridge

Hannah Ritchie

Production date
circa 1917
Medium
pencil, charcoal and watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
216 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Hannah Ritchie, 1955
Accession no
1955/46/1
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A Yellow tower
A Yellow tower

Hannah Ritchie

Production date
circa 1917
Medium
pencil, charcoal and watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
216 x 273 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Hannah Ritchie, 1955
Accession no
1955/46/2
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Two Drawings and Notes
Two Drawings and Notes

Hannah Ritchie

Production date
circa 1917
Medium
pencil and charcoal on paper
Size (h x w)
215 x 264 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Hannah Ritchie, 1955
Accession no
1955/46/5
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Natural Selection Archive
Natural Selection Archive
Production date
2004-2010
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Gwynneth Porter, Dan Arps and Warren Olds, 2013
Accession no
RC2013/3
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Tony Green Archive
Tony Green Archive
Production date
1950-2011
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Tony Green, 2011
Accession no
RC2011/15

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