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Performance Portraits
Performance Portraits

Performance Portraits

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Anne Noble: States of Grace
Anne Noble: States of Grace

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Anne Noble: States of Grace

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John McLaughlin in Print
John McLaughlin in Print

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John McLaughlin in Print

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Just Painting
Just Painting

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Just Painting

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Mystic Truths
Mystic Truths

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Mystic Truths

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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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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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Tarzan  and His Mate (1934)
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

2pm

Free

The idyllic life of Tarzan and Jane is challenged by men on safari who come seeking ivory, and Jane as well.

Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

2pm

Free

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Vincent J.F. Huang: Art and climate change
Vincent J.F. Huang: Art and climate change

3pm

Free

Vincent J.F. Huang talks about the eco-art he has been practicing since 1999, and discusses his experience of using art to assist Tuvalu's climate crisis at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 55th Venice Biennale.

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POSTPONED My ART Community Toi Day: Enchanted World meets Fantasy World
POSTPONED My ART Community Toi Day: Enchanted World meets Fantasy World

11am-4pm

Inspired by the exhibition Enchanted World: Hokusai, Hiroshige and Art of Edo Japan, we will be exploring the contemporary fantasy world of cosplay and anime.

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Art Lovers' Film: Gauguin
Art Lovers' Film: Gauguin

6pm

Members $24.50, General admission $26.50 Book now

Film and art convey stories. Art Lovers’ Film brings the two together and adds an extra layer of live storytelling, resulting in an entertaining and edifying night out at the cinema.

Art Lovers' Film: Gauguin

6pm

Members $24.50, General admission $26.50 Book now

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Agency and aesthetics: A symposium on the expanded field of photography
Agency and aesthetics: A symposium on the expanded field of photography

Free – registrations required Book now

This day-long symposium invites artists, writers, critics, academics and others to reflect on the work that photographs can do today and the changing significance of the image as a social or cultural representation.

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Biennale Archive Stories #4: Mami Kataoka with Rhana Devenport: An Open Interview with Lisa Reihana, John Reynolds and Peter Robinson
Biennale Archive Stories #4: Mami Kataoka with Rhana Devenport: An Open Intervie...

6pm

Free

As part of the Biennale of Sydney’s investigation into their Archive, 21st Biennale Artistic Director Mami Kataoka and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki Director Rhana Devenport co-moderate a conversation with three New Zealand artists whose contributions to Biennale of Sydney editions in 1998, 2000, 2006 and 2012 remain in our memories.

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Christ in Majesty
Christ in Majesty

Unknown artist

Production date
12th century
Medium
polychromed wood
Size (h x w)
1283 x 365 x 245 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the assistance of Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, and the Watson Bequest, 1966
Accession no
1966/21/1
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The walled garden of the monastery
The walled garden of the monastery

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
130 x 197 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/6
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A statue of Saint Michael the Archangel, which was brought from Paris by the Foundress in 1901
A statue of Saint Michael the Archangel, which was brought from Paris by the Fou...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
197 x 130 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/1
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Sister Luke and Sister Therese, novices in the community
Sister Luke and Sister Therese, novices in the community

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 197 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/3
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Sketch: Christopher Columbus in the Convent of La Rabida
Sketch: Christopher Columbus in the Convent of La Rabida

David Wilkie

Production date
1805-1841
Medium
oil on card
Size (h x w)
170 x 196 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/4/6
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The Pah, Hillsborough Road, Mt Roskill
The Pah, Hillsborough Road, Mt Roskill

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
115 x 204 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/26
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A place setting in the refectory. The rule of the Great Silence is observed here. The purpose of silence in the monastery is to develop the spirit or atmosphere of recollection necessary for deep prayer
A place setting in the refectory. The rule of the Great Silence is observed here...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
197 x 130 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/10
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The white veil of a novice "Our habit signifies complete detachment from the things of this world" (M Foundress 1902)
The white veil of a novice "Our habit signifies complete detachment from the thi...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 196 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/11
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Each cell in the monastery contains a bed, a cross, a chair, a wardrobe, a desk and one picture of the sister's choice. Shared poverty and the renunciation of individual ownership are characteristic of a monastic community
Each cell in the monastery contains a bed, a cross, a chair, a wardrobe, a desk...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 137 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/12
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The cowl is the garment traditionally worn for prayer in monastic communities
The cowl is the garment traditionally worn for prayer in monastic communities

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/2
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Seven times a day the community processes into the sanctuary for the Hours of Nocturnes, Lauds, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline. The singing of the Divine Officeis the primary work of the Tyburn community. The purpose of this liturgy to sanctify time and all human activity will be achieved in our community
Seven times a day the community processes into the sanctuary for the Hours of No...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 196 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/4
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The cloister of the monastery. When the bell rings for the divine Office the sisters congregate here and wait in silence for several minutes in preparation for the singing of the Liturgy
The cloister of the monastery. When the bell rings for the divine Office the sis...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 196 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/5
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Prayer, lectio divina and work, according to Saint Benedict are the three most important elements of a monks life. Work within the community such as care of the pantry is one of many employments that are rotated every three months
Prayer, lectio divina and work, according to Saint Benedict are the three most i...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
130 x 197 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/7
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During the ceremony of her final profession, a sister lies in front of the altar while the community and the congregation say a litany or prayer of intercession to the angels and saints
During the ceremony of her final profession, a sister lies in front of the altar...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
130 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/9
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The library, described by the foundress as the arsenal of the monastery, Lectio divina is the art of meditation in the Benedictine way of life. Its aim is to feed the prayer life through a meditative reflection on the Word of God: a reflection or pondering in the heart rather than an intellectual exercise
The library, described by the foundress as the arsenal of the monastery, Lectio...

Anne Noble

Production date
1992
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
130 x 197 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/18/8
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