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Victorian Auckland: Photographs by John Fields
Victorian Auckland: Photographs by John Fields

Free entry

Victorian Auckland: Photographs by John Fields

Free entry

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Who Shot Rock & Roll
Who Shot Rock & Roll

$9 - $15, under 12s FREE

Who Shot Rock & Roll

$9 - $15, under 12s FREE

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Goldie & Lindauer: Approaching Portraiture
Goldie & Lindauer: Approaching Portraiture

Free entry

Goldie & Lindauer: Approaching Portraiture

Free entry

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Rita Angus: Life & Vision
Rita Angus: Life & Vision

Free entry

Rita Angus: Life & Vision

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Mother's Milk: Writers in first language and translation
Mother's Milk: Writers in first language and translation

12pm

Free

Join us for the return of Writers Lounge – a series of engaging discussions and conversations between writers and social commentators in our auditorium.

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The riches of New Zealand poetry
The riches of New Zealand poetry

12pm

Free

Join us for the return of Writers Lounge – a series of engaging discussions and conversations between writers and social commentators in our auditorium.

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BWB Winter Talk Series: Tuai – A Traveller in Two Worlds
BWB Winter Talk Series: Tuai – A Traveller in Two Worlds

3pm

Free

Join authors Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins in conversation with Hirini Kaa as they explore the action-packed life of Tuai, who not only travelled across the world, but across cultures.

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Publishing in the new age: Independent book publishing
Publishing in the new age: Independent book publishing

12pm

Free

Join us for the return of Writers Lounge – a series of engaging discussions and conversations between writers and social commentators in our auditorium.

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Songwriting: Words and music
Songwriting: Words and music

12pm

Free

Join us for the return of Writers Lounge – a series of engaging discussions and conversations between writers and social commentators in our auditorium.

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The art of the editor
The art of the editor

12pm

Free

Join us for the return of Writers Lounge – a series of engaging discussions and conversations between writers and social commentators in our auditorium.

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Short sharp shock: Getting a kick out of Flash Fiction
Short sharp shock: Getting a kick out of Flash Fiction

12pm

Free

Join us for the return of Writers Lounge – a series of engaging discussions and conversations between writers and social commentators in our auditorium.

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Peter Simpson on Leo Bensemann
Peter Simpson on Leo Bensemann

1pm

Writer, editor and curator and author of the book Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933–53, Peter Simpson discusses the work of the artist Leo Bensemann that features in the collection exhibition Earthly Visions.

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An Hour with Charlotte Grimshaw
An Hour with Charlotte Grimshaw

12pm

Free

Join us for the return of Writers Lounge – a series of engaging discussions and conversations between writers and social commentators in our auditorium.

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Raewyn Peart: Hurrah Hauraki
Raewyn Peart: Hurrah Hauraki

11.45am

$25 Buy tickets

Celebrating one of NZ’s most precious marine environments, policy director of the Environmental Defence Society and author of The Story of the Hauraki Gulf, Raewyn Peart chronicles the story of the gulf—from its discovery by Polynesian navigators to recent efforts to repair the damage done by centuries of settlement.

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Same Same But Different Writers Festival: Secret Lives
Same Same But Different Writers Festival: Secret Lives

7–8.30pm

$12-$17.50 + booking fee Buy tickets

Secret Lives looks at the problems of biography in relation to New Zealand artists and writers with a possible LGBTQI identity.

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Skadi Heckmueller: Private collections in Australia
Skadi Heckmueller: Private collections in Australia

11am

Free for Members

Skadi Heckmueller, author of Private: A guide to personal art collections in Australia and New Zealand, will reveal some of Australasia’s most intriguing private contemporary art collections.

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Writers on Film: Maurice Sendak
Writers on Film: Maurice Sendak

10.15am

$12.50 – $25 Buy tickets

The moving tribute and 2009 television documentary Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak was directed by Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs, and combines photos, illustrations and interviews to give an intimate glimpse into the beloved children’s author. 

Writers on Film: Maurice Sendak

10.15am

$12.50 – $25 Buy tickets

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Skadi Heckmueller: 2017 – The super art year in Europe
Skadi Heckmueller: 2017 – The super art year in Europe

1pm

Free for Members

Every ten years, art lovers from all over the world flock to Europe during the summer months to visit Art Basel (Basel, Switzerland), Venice Biennale (Italy) and documenta (Kassel, Germany). Author Skadi Heckmueller will share her insights and insider on how best to combine a visit of all three events.

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Penelope Jackson: Art Crime in New Zealand – do we have a problem?
Penelope Jackson: Art Crime in New Zealand – do we have a problem?

3pm

Free

Join us for an illustrated talk by Penelope Jackson about art crime in New Zealand calling on historical and contemporary case studies.

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Freedom & Structure: Curator's talk and book signing
Freedom & Structure: Curator's talk and book signing

11am

Members-only

Meet Assistant Curator and author of Freedom & Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930–1960 Julia Waite for a talk on how John Weeks, Louise Henderson and Colin McCahon engaged with cubist principles. 

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David Elliot: Lewis Carroll’s Snark
David Elliot: Lewis Carroll’s Snark

1.15pm

$25 Buy tickets

In this spellbinding romp and interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s other, darker wonderland, Dunedin author and illustrator David Elliot leads us through the world of the Snark – and the 'true' story and tragic aftermath of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwocky. 

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Jenny Haworth: Recording The War
Jenny Haworth: Recording The War

10.15am

$12.50 – $25 Buy tickets

In a follow-up to The Art of War: New Zealand War Artists in the Field 1939-1945, author and publisher Jenny Haworth has launched Behind The Twisted Wire. In it she draws together the stories and paintings of professional and amateur artists who recorded their often grim experiences during World War I.

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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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Night Will Fall (2014)
Night Will Fall (2014)

2pm

$5 Book now

Not only is Night Will Fall an imprtant document but it is also unique in having Alfred Hitchcock and producer Sidney Bernstein collaborate on what may be the only documentary Hitchcock was involved in.

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Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (2015)
Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (2015)

2pm

Free

This is the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez — 'Gabo' to all of Latin America — winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, author of the globally popular masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude, and the most popular and perhaps best writer in Spanish since Cervantes.

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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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El baño del Papa (The Pope’s Toilet) 2007
El baño del Papa (The Pope’s Toilet) 2007

1pm

Free

Inspired by the visit of Pope John Paul II to Uruguay in 1988, The Pope’s Toilet cloaks religious critique in the scrappy tempo of irremediable poverty and irrepressible enterprise. 

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Doc Edge Presents: Gabo – The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (2015)
Doc Edge Presents: Gabo – The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (2015)

2pm

$5 + booking fee Buy tickets

This is the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez — 'Gabo' to all of Latin America — winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, author of the globally popular masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude, and the most popular and perhaps best writer in Spanish since Cervantes.

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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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After hours talk: Susan Bright
After hours talk: Susan Bright

6pm

Free

Taking the format of the BBC Radio 4 show Desert Island Discs curator and writer Susan Bright’s talk will take eight images that have influenced her thinking and approach to photography.

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Short films
Short films

3.30pm

Free

In conjunction with Alliance Française Auckland we are pleased to screen a compilation of short films courtesy of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – the world's leading film festival dedicated to short films.

Short films

3.30pm

Free

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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

Artworks

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Portrait of Alex White
Portrait of Alex White

M T Woollaston

Production date
1937
Medium
pen
Size (h x w)
175 x 113 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1960
Accession no
1960/13/1
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Richard Hooker [?]
Richard Hooker [?]

Wenceslaus Hollar

Production date
1657
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
118 x 74 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/226
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Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

Auguste Rodin

Production date
1885
Medium
drypoint
Size (h x w)
190 x 136 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1980
Accession no
1980/35/1
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Literature discussion group, Tukaki wharenui, Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Witi Ihimaera and Rowley Habib/Hapipi. June 1973
Literature discussion group, Tukaki wharenui, Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha....

John Miller

Production date
2001
Medium
gelatin silver print toned with gold
Size (h x w)
479 x 483 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/29/9
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Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling

William Strang

Production date
1898
Medium
etching and drypoint
Size (h x w)
445 x 315 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1953
Accession no
1953/8/8
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Emile Zola
Emile Zola

William Rothenstein

Production date
1894
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
257 x 218 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1953
Accession no
1953/8/4
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Portrait of Denis Glover
Portrait of Denis Glover

Evelyn Page

Production date
1968
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
701 x 432 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/5
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Vincent de Stochove
Vincent de Stochove

Wenceslaus Hollar Jacob van Oost

Production date
1650
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
130 x 82 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/251
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The bullfight - Picasso makes a point to Cocteau
The bullfight - Picasso makes a point to Cocteau

Brian Brake

Production date
1955
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1989
Accession no
1989/24/13
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Mr John Bunyan, Author of the Pilgrim's Progress
Mr John Bunyan, Author of the Pilgrim's Progress

Unknown artist

Production date
18th century
Medium
stipple engraving
Size (h x w)
136 x 87 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/240
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The bullfight - Jacqueline, Picasso, Cocteau
The bullfight - Jacqueline, Picasso, Cocteau

Brian Brake

Production date
1955
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1989
Accession no
1989/24/12
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The bullfight - Jacqueline pointing
The bullfight - Jacqueline pointing

Brian Brake

Production date
1955
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1989
Accession no
1989/24/11
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George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw

John Hill

Production date
1934
Medium
ink and wash
Size (h x w)
345 x 277 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr L E Hunter, 1959
Accession no
1959/5
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The bullfight - a tense moment for Cocteau
The bullfight - a tense moment for Cocteau

Brian Brake

Production date
1955
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1989
Accession no
1989/24/14
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The bullfight - Jacqueline, Picasso with cigarette, Cocteau
The bullfight - Jacqueline, Picasso with cigarette, Cocteau

Brian Brake

Production date
1955
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1989
Accession no
1989/24/9
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Planches de Salut (Long planks to salvation)
Planches de Salut (Long planks to salvation)

Louis Marcoussis

Production date
1931
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
200 x 236 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1973
Accession no
1973/26
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Tukaki wharenui, Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Dun Mihaka, Heretaunga Pat Baker, left background. June 1973
Tukaki wharenui, Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Dun Mihaka, Heretaunga Pat B...

John Miller

Production date
2001
Medium
gelatin silver print toned with gold
Size (h x w)
479 x 483 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/29/20
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The bullfight - Picasso explaining to Cocteau
The bullfight - Picasso explaining to Cocteau

Brian Brake

Production date
1955
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1989
Accession no
1989/24/10
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The bullfight - a close-up of Jacqueline, Picasso and Cocteau writing
The bullfight - a close-up of Jacqueline, Picasso and Cocteau writing

Brian Brake

Production date
1955
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1989
Accession no
1989/24/15
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William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

William Ward Thomas Phillips

Production date
1816
Medium
mezzotint
Size (h x w)
383 x 280 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/42
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Mrs Hannah More
Mrs Hannah More

James Godby Edward Bird

Production date
1809
Medium
stipple engraving
Size (h x w)
490 x 383 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/49
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Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Rowley Habib/Rore Hapipi, Ngahuia Volkering/Te Awekotuku, Para Matchitt. June 1973
Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Rowley Habib/Rore Hapipi, Ngahuia Volkering/T...

John Miller

Production date
2001
Medium
gelatin silver print toned with gold
Size (h x w)
479 x 483 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/29/17
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Jim and Mary Barr 1978
Jim and Mary Barr 1978

Marti Friedlander

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver prints, toned with gold
Size (h x w)
479 x 322 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001
Accession no
2000/28/155
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The bullfight - Claude puts his finger in Picasso's mouth
The bullfight - Claude puts his finger in Picasso's mouth

Brian Brake

Production date
1955
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1989
Accession no
1989/24/17
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Porch, Tukaki wharenui. Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Mihi Roberts, Brown Rewiti M.P. Eastern Maori and Hone Taiapa. June 1973
Porch, Tukaki wharenui. Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Mihi Roberts, Brown R...

John Miller

Production date
2001
Medium
gelatin silver print toned with gold
Size (h x w)
479 x 483 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/29/3
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At the cafe - Cocteau with hat and cape
At the cafe - Cocteau with hat and cape

Brian Brake

Production date
1955
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1989
Accession no
1989/24/6
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Keith Sinclair and Karl Stead 1969
Keith Sinclair and Karl Stead 1969

Marti Friedlander

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver prints, toned with gold
Size (h x w)
322 x 479 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001
Accession no
2000/28/135
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After the bullfight - Cocteau, Picasso in a Matador's hat, and guitar player
After the bullfight - Cocteau, Picasso in a Matador's hat, and guitar player

Brian Brake

Production date
1955
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1989
Accession no
1989/24/20
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Tukaki wharenui, Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Hone Tuwhare and local kuia Kiritahanga Poihipi. June 1973
Tukaki wharenui, Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Hone Tuwhare and local kuia...

John Miller

Production date
2001
Medium
gelatin silver print toned with gold
Size (h x w)
479 x 483 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/29/4
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The bullfight - Jacqueline Roque, Maia, Picasso, Claude and Cocteau
The bullfight - Jacqueline Roque, Maia, Picasso, Claude and Cocteau

Brian Brake

Production date
1955
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Brian Brake, by a friend of the artist, 1989
Accession no
1989/24/8
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Woman with a Pear
Woman with a Pear

Ferdinand Bol

Production date
1651
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
146 x 120 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/26
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A Dying Christian Chief, Exhorting His Followers
A Dying Christian Chief, Exhorting His Followers

Unknown artist Joseph Josenhans Joseph Scholz

Production date
1856
Medium
handcoloured lithograph
Size (h x w)
211 x 336 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/5/4
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War Canoes
War Canoes

Unknown artist Joseph Josenhans Joseph Scholz

Production date
1856
Medium
handcoloured lithograph
Size (h x w)
211 x 335 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/5/1
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Missionary Meeting
Missionary Meeting

Unknown artist Joseph Josenhans Joseph Scholz

Production date
1856
Medium
handcoloured lithograph
Size (h x w)
211 x 336 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/5/3
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The Power of God's Word
The Power of God's Word

Unknown artist Joseph Josenhans Joseph Scholz

Production date
1856
Medium
handcoloured lithograph
Size (h x w)
210 x 347 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/5/2
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