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The Art of Transformation
The Art of Transformation

Free entry

The Art of Transformation

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Jeppe Hein: Long Modified Bench Auckland
Jeppe Hein: Long Modified Bench Auckland

Free entry

Jeppe Hein: Long Modified Bench Auckland

Free entry

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5 4 3 2 1 : Auckland Artist Projects
5 4 3 2 1 : Auckland Artist Projects

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5 4 3 2 1 : Auckland Artist Projects

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Ka kino to pounamu he pounamu onamata
Ka kino to pounamu he pounamu onamata

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Ka kino to pounamu he pounamu onamata

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Kate Newby, I'm just like a pile of leaves
Kate Newby, I'm just like a pile of leaves

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Kate Newby, I'm just like a pile of leaves

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Binney – Forty Years On
Binney – Forty Years On

$5 – $7

Binney – Forty Years On

$5 – $7

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Degas to Dalí
Degas to Dalí

Degas to Dalí

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Local Revolutionaries: Art & Change 1965–1986
Local Revolutionaries: Art & Change 1965–1986

Free entry

Local Revolutionaries: Art & Change 1965–1986

Free entry

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Summer Daze
Summer Daze

$5 - $7

Summer Daze

$5 - $7

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By Hand: Goldie in the Archive
By Hand: Goldie in the Archive

Free entry

By Hand: Goldie in the Archive

Free entry

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Choi Jeong Hwa, Flower Chandelier
Choi Jeong Hwa, Flower Chandelier

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Choi Jeong Hwa, Flower Chandelier

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Picturing History: Goldie to Cotton
Picturing History: Goldie to Cotton

Free entry

Picturing History: Goldie to Cotton

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Frances Hodgkins: Leitmotif
Frances Hodgkins: Leitmotif

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Frances Hodgkins: Leitmotif

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Louise Henderson: From Life
Louise Henderson: From Life

Louise Henderson: From Life

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Tissot: Still on Top
Tissot: Still on Top

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Tissot: Still on Top

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Brian Brake: Lens on the world
Brian Brake: Lens on the world

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Brian Brake: Lens on the world

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Wi Taepa: Retrospective
Wi Taepa: Retrospective

Wi Taepa: Retrospective

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Michel Tuffery: Mata Mata
Michel Tuffery: Mata Mata

Michel Tuffery: Mata Mata

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Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation
Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation

Free entry

Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation

Free entry

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Art Archives: Celebrating the Authentic
Art Archives: Celebrating the Authentic

11am

Free for Members

Join Caroline McBride, Gallery Librarian and Archivist, for a fascinating insight to the archives and explore the role of the original in our increasingly digital world.

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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 look at art from diverse perspectives on our LGBTTQI-insight tour of the Gallery’s historical art collection. Presented by our curator, Ron Brownson, gallerist Michael Lett, with Heather Straka and Cameron Ah-Loo Matamua. More names to be announced.

Pride Celebrations 2020

1.30–3.30pm

FREE

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A Musical Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
A Musical Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

12pm

Free

Enjoy a musical celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation by the Oratorio Choir of the New Zealand Chinese Church Music Association, conducted by Dr. Nelson Wu.

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Celebrating Louise Henderson’s French Heritage with Alliance Francaise Auckland
Celebrating Louise Henderson’s French Heritage with Alliance Francaise Auckland

10.15am-1.15pm

In collaboration with Alliance Francaise Auckland, we are hosting a special morning event to celebrate Louise Henderson’s French Heritage.

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Auckland Zinefest Market 2018
Auckland Zinefest Market 2018

11am–4pm

Free

Auckland Zinefest, the annual non-profit festival celebrating zine culture and all things DIY, returns to Auckland Art Gallery's north atrium.  

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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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Auckland Zinefest 2016
Auckland Zinefest 2016

11am–4pm

Free

Auckland Zinefest, the annual non-profit festival celebrating zine culture and all things DIY, is coming to Auckland Art Gallery.

Auckland Zinefest 2016

11am–4pm

Free

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New Zealand String Quartet: open rehearsal
New Zealand String Quartet: open rehearsal

11am

Free

Celebrating its 30th season in 2017, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. Join us for an informal encounter with the quartet who will be playing movements from string quartets by Mendelssohn and Bartok, while you enjoy the art. 

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Roger Horrocks on Len Lye
Roger Horrocks on Len Lye

1.15pm

SOLD OUT

Renowned New Zealand artist Len Lye’s word for good art was 'Zizz'. Few would argue that the term should be unreservedly applied to Lye’s own painting, sculpture, photography and filmmaking, all of which are scrutinised in Roger Horrock’s new book Zizz: The Life and Art of Len Lye. 

Roger Horrocks on Len Lye

1.15pm

SOLD OUT

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The Bill: Adnan Yıldız with Paula Booker
The Bill: Adnan Yıldız with Paula Booker

6pm

Free

Artspace starts 2016’s programme with a significant reference to New Zealand's political history by celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Act.

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Auckland Zinefest Market 2017
Auckland Zinefest Market 2017

12–5pm

Free

Auckland Zinefest, the annual non-profit festival celebrating zine culture and all things DIY, returns to Auckland Art Gallery's north atrium.  

Auckland Zinefest Market 2017

12–5pm

Free

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Behind the scenes: Conservation
Behind the scenes: Conservation

10.30–12pm

SOLD OUT

Join us for a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Gallery and visit the painting and paper conservation studios. More than just a tour you will meet the conservators and see some of their current projects.

 

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New Zealand Dance Week
New Zealand Dance Week

2pm

Free

Celebrating New Zealand Dance Week, this programme presents three engaging works by Auckland dance artists. 

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Behind the scenes: Conservation
Behind the scenes: Conservation

1–2.30pm

SOLD OUT

Join us for a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Gallery and visit the painting and paper conservation studios. More than just a tour you will meet the conservators and see some of their current projects.

 

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Doc Edge Presents: Half the Picture
Doc Edge Presents: Half the Picture

2-4.05pm

$18.45 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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Doc Edge Pride presents: The Coming Back Out Ball Movie
Doc Edge Pride presents: The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

3.15pm

$12 + fee Gallery Members, $14 + fee non-Members Buy tickets

In the middle of Australia’s divisive marriage equality vote, Melbourne hosted a gala event to honour and celebrate its LGBTQ+ elders. These are their stories.

Doc Edge Pride presents: The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

3.15pm

$12 + fee Gallery Members, $14 + fee non-Members Buy tickets

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Sign Language taster workshop
Sign Language taster workshop

11am

Free

Presented by Deaf Aotearoa in celebration of New Zealand Sign Language Week, join in this 45-minute workshop that will introduce you to NZSL.

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 Illustrated talk: McCahon Country by Justin Paton
Illustrated talk: McCahon Country by Justin Paton

2–3pm

FREE for Members, $10 Non Members Book now

Let celebrated writer and curator Justin Paton take you on a visual journey through the landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand, as Colin McCahon loved and painted it. With this talk, we celebrate Paton’s landmark new book McCahon Country, published in association with Penguin Random House on the 100th anniversary of McCahon's birth.

Illustrated talk: McCahon Country by Justin Paton

2–3pm

FREE for Members, $10 Non Members Book now

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ON DISPLAY: Being Human
ON DISPLAY: Being Human

12.30–1.30pm

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A sculpture challenging the notion of beauty while honouring diversity and inclusion.

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 Pop-up Photo Studio
Pop-up Photo Studio

11.30am - 3.30pm

Celebrate the reopening of the Gallery this weekend by stepping into the long-gone Edo period and become part of the art of the Floating World (ukiyo-e) in our Pop-Up Photo Studio. Get your photo taken and take home your portrait on a sticker for free.

Pop-up Photo Studio

11.30am - 3.30pm

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Members preview: The Māori Portraits
Members preview: The Māori Portraits

12–4pm

Free for Members

Celebrate the life and work of New Zealand’s most prolific professional colonial painter. With over 120 portraits, a dozen genre paintings, accompanying photographs and artefacts, this is show is a must-see for anyone with an interest in early New Zealand art and history.

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The Highland Joker – Soap Bubbles Extraordinaire
The Highland Joker – Soap Bubbles Extraordinaire

1.30pm–3pm

To help us celebrate our reopening this weekend, bring your own bubble to experience the Highland Joker creating thousands of soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes for your entertainment as you wait to enter the Gallery. 

The Highland Joker – Soap Bubbles Extraordinaire

1.30pm–3pm

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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 – 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 #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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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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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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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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Helene Morris and Steve Ferguson talk about Lonely
Helene Morris and Steve Ferguson talk about Lonely

1pm

Free

Join Helene Morris and Steve Ferguson, founders of fashion brand Lonely, as they share their insights into their world renowned brand with Auckland Art Gallery Assistant Curator Emma Jameson. 

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The art of henna
The art of henna

1pm

Free

Hear an introduction to the ancient practise of using henna for body art followed by a free demonstration of how to apply a design.

The art of henna

1pm

Free

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Curator's talk with Nigel Borell
Curator's talk with Nigel Borell

12.30pm

Free

Join Nigel Borell, Curator Māori Art, for a talk on some of the Gallery’s works which respond to Matariki as a time of family, reflection and celebration.

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Auckland Zinefest Market 2019
Auckland Zinefest Market 2019

11am–4pm

FREE

Auckland Zinefest Market 2019

11am–4pm

FREE

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Footnote Dance: open rehearsal
Footnote Dance: open rehearsal

12.30pm

Free

Footnote returns to Auckland Art Gallery with an open rehearsal of Claire O'Neil's Lifeworld (in five parts) before the full performance of the show at Q Theatre. 

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International Sculpture Day: Drop-in Drawing
International Sculpture Day: Drop-in Drawing

11am – 3pm

Exhibition entry applies

Celebrate International Sculpture Day by drawing some of your favourite sculptures in our major exhibition The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate.

International Sculpture Day: Drop-in Drawing

11am – 3pm

Exhibition entry applies

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Matariki: Short film screening
Matariki: Short film screening

1pm and 3pm

Free

Join us for a short film screening to celebrate Matariki – Māori and indigenous films curated by Leo Koziol, director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival.

Matariki: Short film screening

1pm and 3pm

Free

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FAFSWAG vogue ball
FAFSWAG vogue ball

7pm

Free

Join FAFSWAG for a vogue ball to celebrate the launch of their ground breaking interactive documentary which explores the lives of five members of the Pasifika Vogue Community.

Artworks

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Saint Basil celebrating the sacrament, or The celebration of Saintly Mysteries. (Saint Basile célébrant le sacrifice de la messe, or Le célébration des saints mystères)
Saint Basil celebrating the sacrament, or The celebration of Saintly Mysteries....

Jacques Callot

Production date
circa 1610
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
117 x 75 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Peter Dane
Accession no
U/358/11
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La fete de l'Epiphanie
La fete de l'Epiphanie

Jacques Callot

Production date
1630s
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
216 x 125 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/245
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Une fete sur la place de la Siguoria, de Florence
Une fete sur la place de la Siguoria, de Florence

Jacques Callot

Production date
1621
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
55 x 76 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/151
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Le feu d'artifice sur l'Arno
Le feu d'artifice sur l'Arno

Jacques Callot

Production date
1621
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
52 x 73 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/150
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Christmas Games at Sloper's
Christmas Games at Sloper's

Unknown artist

Production date
1894
Medium
ink
Size (h x w)
365 x 517 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/83
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Whakapapa Birth & Death
Whakapapa Birth & Death

Robyn Kahukiwa

Production date
2005
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
2010 x 3060 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2008
Accession no
2008/15
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War Makers
War Makers

A Lois White

Production date
1937
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
705 x 851 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/15
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Krishna and the Gopis
Krishna and the Gopis

Unknown artist Kulu School

Production date
19th century
Medium
gouache
Size (h x w)
206 x 293 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/40/2
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Jubilation
Jubilation

A Lois White

Production date
1948
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
585 x 380 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the M A Serra Trust, 1990
Accession no
1990/29
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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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The Schoolmistress's Birthday
The Schoolmistress's Birthday

John Morgan

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
771 x 1016 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1882. Frame sponsored by Alan and Ann Jermaine.
Accession no
M1882/1/2
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