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

Free entry

5 4 3 2 1 : Auckland Artist Projects

Free entry

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

Free entry

Ka kino to pounamu he pounamu onamata

Free entry

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Binney – Forty Years On
Binney – Forty Years On

$5 – $7

Binney – Forty Years On

$5 – $7

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

Free entry

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

Free entry

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Degas to Dalí
Degas to Dalí

Degas to Dalí

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

Free entry

Picturing History: Goldie to Cotton

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

Free entry

Choi Jeong Hwa, Flower Chandelier

Free entry

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Frances Hodgkins: Leitmotif
Frances Hodgkins: Leitmotif

Free entry

Frances Hodgkins: Leitmotif

Free entry

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Tissot: Still on Top
Tissot: Still on Top

Free entry

Tissot: Still on Top

Free entry

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

Free entry

Brian Brake: Lens on the world

Free entry

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The Art of Transformation
The Art of Transformation

Free entry

The Art of Transformation

Free entry

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Michel Tuffery: Mata Mata
Michel Tuffery: Mata Mata

Michel Tuffery: Mata Mata

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Window Work: Graham Fletcher
Window Work: Graham Fletcher

Free entry

Window Work: Graham Fletcher

Free entry

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Roberto Matta’s Les Oh! Tomobiles
Roberto Matta’s Les Oh! Tomobiles

Free entry

Roberto Matta’s Les Oh! Tomobiles

Free entry

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Wi Taepa: Retrospective
Wi Taepa: Retrospective

Wi Taepa: Retrospective

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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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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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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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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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An Accidental Berliner (2015)
An Accidental Berliner (2015)

2pm

$5 + booking fee Buy tickets

Doc Edge Presents a screening of An Accidental Berliner (2015).

An Accidental Berliner (2015)

2pm

$5 + booking fee Buy tickets

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 artist Emily Karaka for a conversation to mark the closing of this celebrated exhibition with Andy Leleisi’uao in support.

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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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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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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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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.

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The concept model unveiling
The concept model unveiling

6.30pm

$50

 Join us for bespoke cocktails by Michael Dearth (restaurateur Baduzzi, The Grove), and with sound by Samuel Holloway, to celebrate the unveiling of the concept model with the artist, and to learn more about the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation.

The concept model unveiling

6.30pm

$50

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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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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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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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Auckland Festival of Photography: Talking Culture - Sally Brownbill
Auckland Festival of Photography: Talking Culture - Sally Brownbill

1–2pm

FREE

Auckland Festival of Photography is New Zealand's premium international photographic festival, that brings together photographers, curators, students, amateurs and professionals with the aim of encouraging the public to celebrate the art of photography.

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Colin McCahon: I Am
Colin McCahon: I Am

1.30pm

Free

This award-winning documentary looks at the life and work of New Zealand's most celebrated painter, Colin McCahon

Colin McCahon: I Am

1.30pm

Free

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Handmade with Love in France (2014)
Handmade with Love in France (2014)

3pm

Free

Julie Georgia Bernard’s fascinating documentary Handmade with Love in France celebrates the Parisian artisans who create fabulous haute-couture outfits for the likes of Dior, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. 

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Fragrance Design: The Four Seasons – Summer
Fragrance Design: The Four Seasons – Summer

10.30am–12.30pm

All four workshops from $825, one workshop from $215 Book now

Inspired by the seasons, Perfume Playground introduces a series of four intimate perfume design workshops.

Fragrance Design: The Four Seasons – Summer

10.30am–12.30pm

All four workshops from $825, one workshop from $215 Book now

Artworks

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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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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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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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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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The Natche, a Ceremony in Honour of the King’s Son, in Tongataboo
The Natche, a Ceremony in Honour of the King’s Son, in Tongataboo

John Webber John Hall Samuel Middiman

Production date
1784
Medium
engraving on paper
Size (h x w)
310 x 485 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2007
Accession no
2007/29/6
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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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Untitled
Untitled

Mick Namerari Tjapaltjarri

Production date
1994
Medium
acrylic on linen
Size (h x w)
913 x 615 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1995
Accession no
C1995/1/8
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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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International Sculpture Symposium 1971
International Sculpture Symposium 1971
Production date
1969-1981
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Jim Allen, 2011
Accession no
RC2010/5

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