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The Art of Transformation
The Art of Transformation

Free entry

The Art of Transformation

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Modern Paints Aotearoa
Modern Paints Aotearoa

Free entry

Modern Paints Aotearoa

Free entry

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Frances Hodgkins: Forgotten Still Life
Frances Hodgkins: Forgotten Still Life

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Frances Hodgkins: Forgotten Still Life

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Tissot: Still on Top
Tissot: Still on Top

Free entry

Tissot: Still on Top

Free entry

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Fifty Years of Modern Masters in Auckland
Fifty Years of Modern Masters in Auckland

Free entry

Fifty Years of Modern Masters in Auckland

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Seeking Modernity
Seeking Modernity

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Seeking Modernity

Free entry

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The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence
The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence

$15 – $19, Members and Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence

$15 – $19, Members and Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

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CANCELLED Guest talk: Tate conservator Bronwyn Ormsby
CANCELLED Guest talk: Tate conservator Bronwyn Ormsby

7–8pm

Gallery and NZCCM Members $15, Students $10, Standard $20 Book now

CANCELLED Guest talk: Tate conservator Bronwyn Ormsby

7–8pm

Gallery and NZCCM Members $15, Students $10, Standard $20 Book now

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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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Behind the Scenes: Conservation Tour - October
Behind the Scenes: Conservation Tour - October

10.30–11.30am & 12–1pm

$50 Non-Members, $40 AAG Members Book now

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.

Behind the Scenes: Conservation Tour - October

10.30–11.30am & 12–1pm

$50 Non-Members, $40 AAG Members Book now

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Behind the Scenes: Conservation Tour at Auckland Art Gallery
Behind the Scenes: Conservation Tour at Auckland Art Gallery

10.30am–12.00pm & 1.00pm–2.30pm

$50 Non–Members, $40 AAG Members Book now

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.

Behind the Scenes: Conservation Tour at Auckland Art Gallery

10.30am–12.00pm & 1.00pm–2.30pm

$50 Non–Members, $40 AAG Members Book now

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Conservator's talk: Sarah Hillary on Lindauer
Conservator's talk: Sarah Hillary on Lindauer

3pm

Free

Learn more about Gottfried Lindauer’s painting technique from Principal Conservator Sarah Hillary. Her talk considers to what extent the artist relied on photography and how knowledge of technique can help in authentication. Sarah will compare the artist’s work with the other famous painter of Māori, CF Goldie, and discuss what has been gained from the examination of Lindauer forgeries.

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Artweek 2016: behind the scenes tour
Artweek 2016: behind the scenes tour

10.30am and 1pm

SOLD OUT

Join us for a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Gallery and visit the Conservation Research Centre – home to our painting, paper and object laboratories.  

Artweek 2016: behind the scenes tour

10.30am and 1pm

SOLD OUT

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Genevieve Silvester: Restoring the Queen’s Lindauer
Genevieve Silvester: Restoring the Queen’s Lindauer

1pm

Free

Painting conservator Genevieve Silvester completed her training in London and one of her conservation projects was the restoration of the Lindauer painting Terewai Horomona 1886 which is in the collection of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Enjoy a talk by Silvester about this interesting conservation project.

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My Art Collector Series: Caring for Your Collection
My Art Collector Series: Caring for Your Collection

5.45–7pm

FREE Book now

Preventive conservation isn't just for museums – it’s for all collectors.

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Artweek 2017: behind the scenes tour
Artweek 2017: behind the scenes tour

10.30am and 1pm

SOLD OUT

Join us for a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Gallery and visit the Conservation Research Centre – home to our painting, paper and object laboratories.  

Artweek 2017: behind the scenes tour

10.30am and 1pm

SOLD OUT

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Artweek: Behind the scenes tour
Artweek: Behind the scenes tour

10:30am

$12 per person (12 people per session max) Book now

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

Artweek: Behind the scenes tour

10:30am

$12 per person (12 people per session max) Book now

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In conversation: Lisa Reihana with Rose Evans
In conversation: Lisa Reihana with Rose Evans

1pm

Free

Join Walters Prize 2016 finalist Lisa Reihana in conversation with independent objects conservator, Rose Evans.

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Genevieve Silvester: Restoring the Impossible
Genevieve Silvester: Restoring the Impossible

1pm

Free

Painting conservator, Genevieve Silvester gives an illustrated talk on a special Frances Hodgkins painting restoration project that she undertook as part of her internship at Auckland Art Gallery in 2015.

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Carolina Izzo: Making paint in the Renaissance
Carolina Izzo: Making paint in the Renaissance

1pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

Painting conservator Carolina Izzo discusses the intriguing events surrounding some of the works in The Corsini Collection and the extraordinary methods used by the Renaissance and Baroque artists to make their paint.

Carolina Izzo: Making paint in the Renaissance

1pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

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Sarah Hillary: Identifying Lindauer
Sarah Hillary: Identifying Lindauer

2.30pm

Free for Members

Hear Principal Conservator Sarah Hillary as she talks about the various techniques used to distinguish genuine Lindauer artworks from the forgeries and fakes. Learn more about the challenges this presents.

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Architecture talk: Stuart Gardyne
Architecture talk: Stuart Gardyne

6pm

Free

The latest recipient of the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal, Stuart Gardyne, will presents an after hours talk at the Gallery about his work.

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Genevieve Silvester: Restoring the Impossible
Genevieve Silvester: Restoring the Impossible

11am

Free

Painting conservator, Genevieve Silvester gives an illustrated talk on a special Frances Hodgkins painting restoration project that she undertook as part of her recent internship at Auckland Art Gallery.

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Oscar Enberg: Red Beryl and crocodile, Opal (Irrational Exuberance in the White Man’s Hole)
Oscar Enberg: Red Beryl and crocodile, Opal (Irrational Exuberance in the White...

6.30pm

Free

Free screening of Oscar Enberg's new short film Red Beryl and crocodile, Opal (Irrational Exuberance in the White Man’s Hole). The film will be followed by a Q&A with the artist and Natasha Conland, Curator, Contemporary Art.

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School Holiday Programme Week 1: Music
School Holiday Programme Week 1: Music

$70 —$80 Book now

School holidays at the art Gallery!

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Lecture series Colin McCahon: Alexa Johnston and Annette McKone
Lecture series Colin McCahon: Alexa Johnston and Annette McKone

10.30am–12.30pm

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

Lecture series Colin McCahon: Alexa Johnston and Annette McKone

10.30am–12.30pm

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

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Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys — the research, the travelling, the discoveries
Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys — the research, the travelling, the discover...

2–3pm

Free

To celebrate the final day of Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys, join Senior Curator, International Art, Mary Kisler, former Research Library Manager, Catherine Hammond and Principal Conservator, Sarah Hillary for an in-depth look at the lengthy and dedicated journey they had to take in order to create this landmark exhibition. 

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Embellishing the Flaw with Fraser Crowe
Embellishing the Flaw with Fraser Crowe

1–4pm

$95 Members, $145 non-Members (includes annual membership) Book now

Stitching is storytelling and mending matters! Do you have a special garment or textile item that has worn away, is stained, or needs some attention? Do you want to explore textiles and clothing as carriers of ideas, culture and personal history, and be part of an informal ‘bigger picture’ discussion about sustainability in relationship to design and cultural artefacts?

 

Embellishing the Flaw with Fraser Crowe

1–4pm

$95 Members, $145 non-Members (includes annual membership) Book now

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Doc Edge Pride presents: Mr. Gay Syria
Doc Edge Pride presents: Mr. Gay Syria

5.30pm

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

Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees trying to rebuild their lives.

Doc Edge Pride presents: Mr. Gay Syria

5.30pm

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

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University Lecture Series Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
University Lecture Series Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

10.30am–12.30pm

$150 Members, $190 non-Members Book now

Gain unique insight to the work and life of trailblazing New Zealand artist Frances Hodgkins through this three-week lecture series presented in partnership with the University of Auckland.

University Lecture Series Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

10.30am–12.30pm

$150 Members, $190 non-Members Book now

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The liveable city: Place-making and public art
The liveable city: Place-making and public art

4–6pm

$22, Members only Book now

How does art transform our experience of living in an intensely urban setting?

Public Art Project Manager Kim Martinengo gives an insightful talk on placemaking and pop-up art in Tāmaki Makaurau, followed by a guided tour, led by Lucy Moore, of open-air artworks in the area surrounding our Gallery.

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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

Artworks

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Moby Dick is sighted off Muriwai: a necessary case for protection
Moby Dick is sighted off Muriwai: a necessary case for protection

Colin McCahon

Production date
1972
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Size (h x w)
549 x 1270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/59
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Bush Mill, Whatipu
Bush Mill, Whatipu

Charles Blomfield

Production date
1881
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
768 x 1130 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1959
Accession no
1959/11
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A Bush Mill, Whatipu, West Coast
A Bush Mill, Whatipu, West Coast

Charles Blomfield

Production date
1880
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
355 x 508 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1930
Accession no
1930/22/2
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Relics of the forest
Relics of the forest

John Holmwood

Production date
1956
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
733 x 1065 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the M A Serra Trust, 1987
Accession no
1987/43/1
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Harbour Cone
Harbour Cone

Robin White

Production date
1973
Medium
graphite on paper
Size (h x w)
460 x 310 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of an anonymous donor, 2016
Accession no
2016/15/1
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Here I Was Given
Here I Was Given

Julian Dashper

Production date
1990-1991
Medium
acrylic on canvas, conservation fabric, tape, cord, frames
Size (h x w)
1620 x 3000 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2017
Accession no
C2017/1/39.1-3
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John Weeks Archive
John Weeks Archive
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Estate of Peter O'Connor, 2010
Accession no
RC2010/1

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