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British and French Modernism
British and French Modernism

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British and French Modernism

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The 3rd Auckland Triennial: turbulence
The 3rd Auckland Triennial: turbulence

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The 3rd Auckland Triennial: turbulence

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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

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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

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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

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Manpower Lectures – #4 Queer and Now (online)
Manpower Lectures – #4 Queer and Now (online)

6—7pm

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

What's queer about long-nineteenth-century British art now? Answering this question, Edwards address two entirely different examples: Henry Hugh Armstead’s mid-Victorian bronze statuette ‘Satan dismayed’ otherwise known as ‘Saint Michael and the Serpent’ (1852) and Henry Scott Tuke’s 1924 oil painting, ‘Companions’. Both artists remain marginalised, and have proven difficult to canonise for different reasons: Armstead as a predominantly decorative artist in a canon still primarily oriented towards the two-dimensional and the category of fine art, and Tuke because of the open secret of the pederastic character of his work, at a moment in which childhood sexual abuse remains one of the key cultural issues of our time. What might we learn from returning to think about both?

This lecture is a pre-recorded lecture that will be made available to ticketholders to watch in their own time. This lecture is the fourth in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism.

Manpower Lectures – #4 Queer and Now (online)

6—7pm

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 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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Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland
Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland

6—7pm

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson explores some of the motivations behind the collecting and public display of male bodies in the early years of the Auckland Art Gallery (founded 1888) and considers the appeal and meaning of such frankly sensual images for their Victorian-era benefactors who purchased them. The notorious 1895 London trial and imprisonment of Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde for homosexuality suddenly altered consciousness across the British Empire. It impacts can be seen, she argues, in public debates about masculinity in New Zealand, and in institutional attitudes to the male nude in art in the following decades.

This lecture is the first in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism.

Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland

6—7pm

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

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Manpower Lectures – #2 Ancient Greek Male Identity and the Modern World
Manpower Lectures – #2 Ancient Greek Male Identity and the Modern World

6—7pm

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

Drawing on heroes of classical mythology, the Iliad, Greek tragedy and their modern adaptations, Dr Anastasia Bakogianni explores what it meant to be a man in the ancient Greek world. Researching expectations placed upon men and the warrior ethos, she tracks its impact throughout the centuries and on the modern concept of masculinity.  This lecture is the second in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism.

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Swinging Sixties: Double Feature
Swinging Sixties: Double Feature

3.15—8.30pm

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What better way to celebrate the exhibition Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary than two iconic, groovy, cinematic classics that will transport you back to the swinging sixties!

Alongside a fully stocked bar, you can catch A Hard Day’s Night – a 1964 rock-and-roll romp following "a day in the life" of The Beatles as fame takes them by storm – and mystery thriller Blow-Up, by critically acclaimed director Michelangelo Antonioni, wherein a bored mod-photographer discovers he’s unknowingly captured a crime scene on film. This event will be located at The Hollywood in Avondale, New Zealand’s longest-running cinema palace.

Swinging Sixties: Double Feature

3.15—8.30pm

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Artworks

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Group of Country People
Group of Country People

Thomas Rowlandson

Production date
1777-1827
Medium
pen and watercolour
Size (h x w)
143 x 100 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1885
Accession no
M1885/1/97
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The Deliverance of Saint Peter from Prison
The Deliverance of Saint Peter from Prison

Edward Portbury William Hilton the Younger

Production date
1843
Medium
steel engraving
Size (h x w)
485 x 371 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/174
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East frieze - Women with jugs, weavers, marshall, 5 eponymous heroes
East frieze - Women with jugs, weavers, marshall, 5 eponymous heroes

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
64 x 237 x 11 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/17
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East frieze  - Women with jugs and bowls led by woman with incense burner
East frieze - Women with jugs and bowls led by woman with incense burner

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
63 x 240 x 9 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/13
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South frieze - Men with sacrificial cattle
South frieze - Men with sacrificial cattle

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
60 x 239 x 9 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/20
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North Frieze - Lapiths battling with Centaurs
North Frieze - Lapiths battling with Centaurs

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
62 x 238 x 10 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/31
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East frieze - Marshal and women with jugs and bowls
East frieze - Marshal and women with jugs and bowls

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
60 x 238 x 10 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/18
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East frieze  - Hermes, Dionysis, Demeter, Ares, Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Eros
East frieze - Hermes, Dionysis, Demeter, Ares, Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis, Aphro...

John Henning

On display

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
62 x 234 x 11 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/15
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South frieze - Charioteers and citizens
South frieze - Charioteers and citizens

John Henning

On display

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
62 x 236 x 9 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/22
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South frieze - Elders, musicians, sacrificial cattle
South frieze - Elders, musicians, sacrificial cattle

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
61 x 238 x 10 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/21
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North frieze - Horsemen
North frieze - Horsemen

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
64 x 238 x 10 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/6
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South frieze - Men with sacrificial cattle
South frieze - Men with sacrificial cattle

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
61 x 238 x 8 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/19
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North frieze - Horsemen
North frieze - Horsemen

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
62 x 240 x 9 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/5
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North frieze - Horsemen
North frieze - Horsemen

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
62 x 236 x 11 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/7
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South frieze - Cavalry horsemen
South frieze - Cavalry horsemen

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
61 x 240 x 10 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/27
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Durham Miner's gala
Durham Miner's gala

Christopher Killip

Production date
1987
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
403 x 506 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/29/9
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By the Rivers of Babylon (design for a stained glass window, Kirkcaldy)
By the Rivers of Babylon (design for a stained glass window, Kirkcaldy)

Edward Burne-Jones

Production date
1889
Medium
charcoal
Size (h x w)
2290 x 767 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Viscount Leverhulme, 1924. Frame restoration sponsored by Elly Blanche.
Accession no
1924/5/2
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The Creche
The Creche

Francis McCracken

Production date
1942
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1276 x 768 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
1961/28/3
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Persecution To The Grave
Persecution To The Grave

Thomas Rowlandson

Production date
1777-1827
Medium
pen and wash
Size (h x w)
162 x 231 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Wallace Alexander, 1940
Accession no
1940/4/2
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Whatiwhatihoe (King's Residence)
Whatiwhatihoe (King's Residence)

Alfred Burton

Production date
1885
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
146 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/34/4
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Happy New Year
Happy New Year

Percy Thomas

Production date
1871
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
100 x 133 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs Ada Chapman Taylor, 1930
Accession no
1930/4/25
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Sweethearts and Wives
Sweethearts and Wives

Philip Morris

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1245 x 2006 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/102
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For Total Abstainers
For Total Abstainers

George Du Maurier

Production date
1876
Medium
sepia ink
Size (h x w)
150 x 225 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/23/10
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In the Garden
In the Garden

William Lee-Hankey

Production date
1889-1952
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
222 x 177 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/51/2
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Refugees Outside A City Gate
Refugees Outside A City Gate

Thomas Rowlandson

Production date
1777-1827
Medium
pen and watercolour
Size (h x w)
168 x 217 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Wallace Alexander, 1940
Accession no
1940/4/3
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Camden Town
Camden Town

James Boswell

Production date
1936
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
616 x 476 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1940
Accession no
1940/3/40
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Elihu rebukes Job and his friends
Elihu rebukes Job and his friends

William Blake

Production date
1825
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
534 x 432 x 22 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1980
Accession no
1980/10/12
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A Night Dance by Women, in Hapaee
A Night Dance by Women, in Hapaee

John Webber William Sharp

Production date
1784
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
406 x 560 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2006
Accession no
2006/3/7
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A Chorus of Singers
A Chorus of Singers

William Hogarth

Production date
1737
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
178 x 166 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Gordon H Brown, 1999
Accession no
1999/17/2
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Bill Shepherd speaks at Pratt Street, Camden Town
Bill Shepherd speaks at Pratt Street, Camden Town

James Boswell

Production date
1934
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
290 x 446 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1940
Accession no
1940/3/21
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Old People
Old People

Gwendolin Raverat

Production date
1932
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
105 x 128 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/239
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Sull's Dismissal
Sull's Dismissal

The Dalziel Brothers Unknown artist

Production date
1839-1893
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
108 x 161 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/152
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Arrested for debt
Arrested for debt

William Hogarth

Production date
circa 1735
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
459 x 577 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Professor and Mrs A G Bogle, 2002
Accession no
2002/13/4
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In Good Faith
In Good Faith

George Du Maurier

Production date
1894
Medium
pen and ink
Size (h x w)
161 x 140 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Trustees of the Estate of Mr George Du Maurier, 1934
Accession no
1934/6/1
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The fat stock market
The fat stock market

Clare Leighton

Production date
circa 1933
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
290 x 383 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/214
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