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Printing the Pacific: 1696–1804
Printing the Pacific: 1696–1804

Free entry

Printing the Pacific: 1696–1804

Free entry

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Moenga Roa / Brett Graham
Moenga Roa / Brett Graham

Moenga Roa / Brett Graham

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Sacred Conversations
Sacred Conversations

Free entry

Sacred Conversations

Free entry

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Humid
Humid

Humid

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Monsters and Maidens
Monsters and Maidens

Free entry

Monsters and Maidens

Free entry

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Te Moananui a Kiwa
Te Moananui a Kiwa

Free entry

Te Moananui a Kiwa

Free entry

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Sensational: Sight and Sound Installations
Sensational: Sight and Sound Installations

Free entry

Sensational: Sight and Sound Installations

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Travels with Mr Hollar
Travels with Mr Hollar

Free entry

Travels with Mr Hollar

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ArtLab
ArtLab

FREE

ArtLab

FREE

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Once Upon a Time in Art
Once Upon a Time in Art

Free entry

Once Upon a Time in Art

Free entry

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The Enchanted Garden
The Enchanted Garden

$5 - $7

The Enchanted Garden

$5 - $7

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Bill Culbert
Bill Culbert

Free entry

Bill Culbert

Free entry

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Made Active: The Chartwell Show
Made Active: The Chartwell Show

Free entry

Made Active: The Chartwell Show

Free entry

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Reuben Paterson: Gazillion Swirl!
Reuben Paterson: Gazillion Swirl!

Free entry

Reuben Paterson: Gazillion Swirl!

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Light from Tate: 1700s to Now
Light from Tate: 1700s to Now

Adults $24.50, Concessions $19.50, Members and children 12 & under FREE. Tickets on sale February 2023.

Light from Tate: 1700s to Now

Adults $24.50, Concessions $19.50, Members and children 12 & under FREE. Tickets on sale February 2023.

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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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Monster Field: Surreal by Nature
Monster Field: Surreal by Nature

Free entry

Monster Field: Surreal by Nature

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Beginnings: Auckland Art Gallery 1888–1938
Beginnings: Auckland Art Gallery 1888–1938

Free entry

Beginnings: Auckland Art Gallery 1888–1938

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Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show
Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show

Free entry

Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show

Free entry

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The Social Life of Things
The Social Life of Things

Free entry

The Social Life of Things

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Fragile Beauty: Historic Japanese Graphic Art
Fragile Beauty: Historic Japanese Graphic Art

Free entry

Fragile Beauty: Historic Japanese Graphic Art

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Toi Aotearoa
Toi Aotearoa

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Toi Aotearoa

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Ann Shelton: Dark Matter
Ann Shelton: Dark Matter

Free entry

Ann Shelton: Dark Matter

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X Marks the Spot: Histories Negotiated
X Marks the Spot: Histories Negotiated

Free entry

X Marks the Spot: Histories Negotiated

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Richard Lewer: Collective Memory
Richard Lewer: Collective Memory

Richard Lewer: Collective Memory

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Just Painting
Just Painting

Free entry

Just Painting

Free entry

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Urban Explorers
Urban Explorers

Has cabin fever set in? Exhausted all the movie options? Looking for an outdoor activity for the whole family?

Become an Urban Explorer today! Download the Goosechase app and search Urban Explorers to play. 

Urban Explorers

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'Exploring shape and colour' for 6–8 year olds
'Exploring shape and colour' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Participants will explore abstracting and simplifying with painting and drawing activities.

'Exploring shape and colour' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

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'Exploring shape and colour' for 6–8 year olds
'Exploring shape and colour' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Participants will explore abstracting and simplifying with painting and drawing activities.

'Exploring shape and colour' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

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'Switching Up – Painting Exploration' for 5 Year Olds
'Switching Up – Painting Exploration' for 5 Year Olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 Book now

Rocks of purple, pink and orange, fields of purple, mustard and pink. Vibrating triangles of white and black, and the arch of a brushstroke in orange and yellow. These descriptions of works in the exhibition Game Changers: International Modernism will help our 5-year-old participants explore their own painting experiments.

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'Switching Up – Painting Exploration' for 5 Year Olds
'Switching Up – Painting Exploration' for 5 Year Olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Rocks of purple, pink and orange, fields of purple, mustard and pink. Vibrating triangles of white and black, and the arch of a brushstroke in orange and yellow. These descriptions of works in the exhibition Game Changers: International Modernism will help our 5-year-old participants explore their own painting experiments.  

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'Limbo': artmaking exploration for 5 year olds
'Limbo': artmaking exploration for 5 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Artist Judy Darragh – whose artwork has been described as ‘kitchen sci-fi' – uses everyday and industrial materials to make glorious fantasy worlds.

'Limbo': artmaking exploration for 5 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

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Artist's talk: Michael Hall
Artist's talk: Michael Hall

3pm

Free

Michael Hall's work focuses specifically on exploring the human impact on the environment. He is currently undertaking an extensive project to document the causes and effects of our changing climate as personal exploration and to improve ecological awareness around the world. 

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'Once Upon a Time in Art' for 5 year olds
'Once Upon a Time in Art' for 5 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

CANCELLED

Explore the wonderful new Creative Learning Centre installation, where symbols and characters become the tools to tell stories.

'Once Upon a Time in Art' for 5 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

CANCELLED

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'Once Upon a Time in Art' for 5 year olds
'Once Upon a Time in Art' for 5 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

Explore the wonderful new Creative Learning Centre installation, where symbols and characters become the tools to tell stories. 

'Once Upon a Time in Art' for 5 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

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Calligraphy workshop: Experimental Alphabets
Calligraphy workshop: Experimental Alphabets

1–4pm

130 Members, $180 non-Members (includes annual membership) Book now

Join artist and calligrapher Kate Hursthouse for an afternoon spent exploring ways to create art from text. 

 

Calligraphy workshop: Experimental Alphabets

1–4pm

130 Members, $180 non-Members (includes annual membership) Book now

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Floral Embroidery workshop
Floral Embroidery workshop

$195 Members, $245 non-Members Book now

Explore the beautiful details of flowers through hand embroidery.

Floral Embroidery workshop

$195 Members, $245 non-Members Book now

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'Tāhuhu Kōrero Rākai' for 6–8 year olds
'Tāhuhu Kōrero Rākai' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

This workshop will explore the use of adornment and ideas found in major exhibition The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand.

'Tāhuhu Kōrero Rākai' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

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'Tāhuhu Kōrero Rākai' for 6–8 year olds
'Tāhuhu Kōrero Rākai' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 Book now

This workshop will explore the use of adornment and ideas found in major exhibition The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand.

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Red Leap Theatre: A Chatter of Starlings
Red Leap Theatre: A Chatter of Starlings

8.45pm

Free entry

Dubbed by critics as ‘restlessly creative and endlessly inventive’, Red Leap Theatre enjoys exploring the boundaries of physical theatre, imagery and storytelling.

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Makeup Demonstration: Dianne Ensor and Bex Elliot
Makeup Demonstration: Dianne Ensor and Bex Elliot

3pm

Join Diane Ensor and Bex Elliot from The Makeup School as they explore the extraordinary physical transformations that Cate Blanchett undergoes in current exhibition Manifesto

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#Future Slam
#Future Slam

1.00pm — 4.15pm

$15 Book now

Explore how technology is being amplified in more meaningful and personal ways that not only inspire but create a forum for further discussion, partnerships and debate.

#Future Slam

1.00pm — 4.15pm

$15 Book now

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'Paint, print, construct' for 6–8 year olds
'Paint, print, construct' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

The international paintings in the new exhibition Colour Is an Abstraction will be the inspiration for this fun and innovative workshop. Participants will explore various paint and print techniques with a focus on colour, these will then be used to construct a sculpture. 

'Paint, print, construct' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

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Capturing Light With Shades of Black for 5 Year Olds
Capturing Light With Shades of Black for 5 Year Olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

In this fun-filled workshop, participants will explore using and capturing light to create artworks. 

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Pattern, Poi, Etch for 9–13 year olds
Pattern, Poi, Etch for 9–13 year olds

10.30am–3pm

$36 Book now

Join artist and educator Ruth Woodbury as we explore artwork in the exhibition Adorned Histories

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Mami Kataoka: the relational works associated with the art of Lee Mingwei
Mami Kataoka: the relational works associated with the art of Lee Mingwei

3pm

Free

Join Chief curator at the Mori Art Museum (MAM) Tokyo, Mami Kataoka for a talk exploring the relational works associated with the art of Lee Mingwei.

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Capturing Light With Shades of Black for 5 Year Olds
Capturing Light With Shades of Black for 5 Year Olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

In this fun-filled workshop, participants will explore using and capturing light to create artworks. 

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My ART My STYLE: Family Fashion Day
My ART My STYLE: Family Fashion Day

10.30am–3.30pm

Free

We are inviting the next generation of fashion lovers and creators to explore renewable fashion with My ART My STYLE on Saturday 31 August. 

My ART My STYLE: Family Fashion Day

10.30am–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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'Frame Me' for 6–8 year olds
'Frame Me' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

Travel back in time! Let the amazing frames of the artworks in The Corsini Collection inspire you to design and create your own exquisite portrait frame. Explore the patterns, colours and textures of the Corsini frames and start creating!

'Frame Me' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

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A summer paint storm for 6–8 year olds
A summer paint storm for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Explore paint like never before in this workshop inspired by the contemporary painting show Necessary Distraction.

A summer paint storm for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

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We Speak as One
We Speak as One

2–4pm

Book now

We Speak as One features speakers who will explore culture, religion and disability to gain a broader understanding of how events can be created to be more accessible and inclusive throughout Aotearoa.

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'Frame Me' for 6–8 year olds
'Frame Me' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

Travel back in time! Let the amazing frames of the artworks in The Corsini Collection inspire you to design and create your own exquisite portrait frame. Explore the patterns, colours and textures of the Corsini frames and start creating!

'Frame Me' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

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Hīkoi to Britomart
Hīkoi to Britomart

Sat & Sun, 2pm | 2pm everyday during school holidays

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Under 12s free with accompanying adult Buy tickets

Grab your walking shoes and join one of our kaiārahi/tour guides to explore significant Māori public artworks in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Hīkoi to Britomart

Sat & Sun, 2pm | 2pm everyday during school holidays

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Under 12s free with accompanying adult Buy tickets

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BWB Winter Talk Series: Tuai – A Traveller in Two Worlds
BWB Winter Talk Series: Tuai – A Traveller in Two Worlds

3pm

Free

Join authors Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins in conversation with Hirini Kaa as they explore the action-packed life of Tuai, who not only travelled across the world, but across cultures.

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Roger Blackley: Lindauer versus Goldie
Roger Blackley: Lindauer versus Goldie

1pm

Free

Join Associate Professor, School of Art History, Roger Blackley, Victoria University of Wellington as he explores some of the radical differences that distinguish our two most well known portrait painters, Goldie and Lindauer.

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A summer paint storm for 6–8 year olds
A summer paint storm for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Explore paint like never before in this workshop inspired by the contemporary painting show Necessary Distraction.

A summer paint storm for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

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Ngārara in the Ngahere | Infections in our Forests
Ngārara in the Ngahere | Infections in our Forests

1—3pm

FREE

This family friendly creative workshop explores the health of the forest through art and discussion held inside Charlotte Graham’s installation Te Hā o Te Wao Nui a Tāne | The Breath of Tāne.

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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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Curator's talk: Nigel Borell
Curator's talk: Nigel Borell

1pm

Free for Members

Join Curator Māori Art Nigel Borell as, through this exhibition, he explores a range of views about how time and history is navigated by artists in both subtle and explicit ways.

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Sharon Evans-Mikellis: Fashionable bodies
Sharon Evans-Mikellis: Fashionable bodies

1pm

Free

Join Senior Lecturer in Design in the Department of Fashion and Textiles AUT University, Sharon Evans-Mikellis, for a look at the way our perception of beauty has changed over time and explores the tools, treatments and top tips from past centuries that were used to create the ideal fashionable body.

Artworks

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Nouvelle Zélande. Pirogue de la baie Tolaga
Nouvelle Zélande. Pirogue de la baie Tolaga

Edmond-François Pâris Laurent Pierre Langlumé

Production date
1833
Medium
handcoloured engraving
Size (h x w)
367 x 292 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/5/13
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Vue de la plage de Tikopia
Vue de la plage de Tikopia

Louis Auguste de Sainson Jacques Arago Joseph Lemercier

Production date
1833
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
326 x 494 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/5/36
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Vue du village du Dorey (Nouvelle Guinée)
Vue du village du Dorey (Nouvelle Guinée)

Louis Auguste de Sainson Jean Louis Tirpenne Alphonse Bichebois

Production date
1833
Medium
handcoloured lithograph
Size (h x w)
204 x 322 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/5/33
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The Explorer's message
The Explorer's message

Louis John Steele

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1065 x 1405 x 15 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland Picture Purchase Fund, 1915
Accession no
1915/4
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Staeten Landt Bezylt en Ontdekt met de Scheepen Heemskerk en de Zeehaen onder het Commande van den E. Abel Tasman. In den Iaare 1642. Den 13 December. [Staten Land reached and discovered by the ships Heemskerck and Zeehaen under the command of the Honourable Abel Tasman, in the year 1642 on the 13th December] and Aldus vertoont zich het Drie Koningen Eyland, als gy het aen de Noort West Zyde op 40. Vademen van uw heft. [Thus appears the Three Kings Island when you have it at a distance of 40 fathoms on your north-west side]
Staeten Landt Bezylt en Ontdekt met de Scheepen Heemskerk en de Zeehaen onder he...

Frederik Ottens Isaac Gilsemans

Production date
1724-1726
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
290 x 175 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Ilene and Laurence Dakin Bequest, purchased 1998
Accession no
1998/15/6
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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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Arrival of Captain Cook; An incident in the Bay of Islands, 29 November 1769
Arrival of Captain Cook; An incident in the Bay of Islands, 29 November 1769

Louis John Steele Kennett Watkins

Production date
1890
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
545 x 421 x 40 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Frank Anthony Eden, 1988
Accession no
1988/35/2
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The Lau people of Vapula
The Lau people of Vapula

Andy Leleisi'uao

Production date
2003
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
330 x 240 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
C2003/1/37
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Take These With You When You Leave
Take These With You When You Leave

John Pule

Production date
1998
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1880 x 1850 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1998
Accession no
C1998/1/16
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