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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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Te Hei Tiki
Te Hei Tiki

$5 - $7

Te Hei Tiki

$5 - $7

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Humid
Humid

Humid

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Moenga Roa / Brett Graham
Moenga Roa / Brett Graham

Moenga Roa / Brett Graham

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Property of a Gentleman
Property of a Gentleman

Free entry

Property of a Gentleman

Free entry

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Travels with Mr Hollar
Travels with Mr Hollar

Free entry

Travels with Mr Hollar

Free entry

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The Enchanted Garden
The Enchanted Garden

$5 - $7

The Enchanted Garden

$5 - $7

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Te Moananui a Kiwa
Te Moananui a Kiwa

Free entry

Te Moananui a Kiwa

Free entry

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Monsters and Maidens
Monsters and Maidens

Free entry

Monsters and Maidens

Free entry

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

Free entry

Sensational: Sight and Sound Installations

Free entry

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

Free entry

Beginnings: Auckland Art Gallery 1888–1938

Free entry

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Bill Culbert
Bill Culbert

Free entry

Bill Culbert

Free entry

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Sacred Conversations
Sacred Conversations

Free entry

Sacred Conversations

Free entry

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Pillars: Project Another Country
Pillars: Project Another Country

Pillars: Project Another Country

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Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith
Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith

Free entry

Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith

Free entry

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

Free entry

Reuben Paterson: Gazillion Swirl!

Free entry

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

Free entry

Picturing History: Goldie to Cotton

Free entry

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

Free entry

Fragile Beauty: Historic Japanese Graphic Art

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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Ronnie Van Hout: I've Abandoned Me
Ronnie Van Hout: I've Abandoned Me

Adult: $7, Concession: $5, Children Under 12: Free, Friends of the Gallery: $4, Free entry on Mondays

Ronnie Van Hout: I've Abandoned Me

Adult: $7, Concession: $5, Children Under 12: Free, Friends of the Gallery: $4, Free entry on Mondays

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Sean Kerr: What's It Doing?
Sean Kerr: What's It Doing?

Free entry

Sean Kerr: What's It Doing?

Free entry

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Atlantic Crossing
Atlantic Crossing

Free entry

Atlantic Crossing

Free entry

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To All New Arrivals
To All New Arrivals

To All New Arrivals

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Wavelength
Wavelength

Free entry

Wavelength

Free entry

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The 1st Auckland Triennial: Bright Paradise
The 1st Auckland Triennial: Bright Paradise

Free entry

The 1st Auckland Triennial: Bright Paradise

Free entry

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

Free entry

Monster Field: Surreal by Nature

Free entry

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The Social Life of Things
The Social Life of Things

Free entry

The Social Life of Things

Free entry

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Hole of Yellow Archipelago
Hole of Yellow Archipelago

Free entry

Hole of Yellow Archipelago

Free entry

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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

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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

SOLD OUT

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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

SOLD OUT

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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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Pasifika Vibes @ MOTAT
Pasifika Vibes @ MOTAT

9am–5pm

Free

We are collaborating with the Museums of Auckland, namely MOTAT, Auckland Museum and New Zealand Maritime Museum, to celebrate Pacific culture, rhythms and flavours with Pasifika Vibes, an event running alongside the annual Pasifika Festival in Western Springs.

Pasifika Vibes @ MOTAT

9am–5pm

Free

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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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Big Day Art: Calling the World
Big Day Art: Calling the World

10am – 4pm

Free

Big Day Art: Calling the World provides an opportunity for families to experience Auckland Art Gallery and immerse themselves in a celebration of artistic experience and creativity. See, do, listen, move, make and share – become creative agents and explorers. Join us in celebrating Matariki and our New Zealand landscape and explore what it means to discover, journey and adventure through a series of hands-on activities and workshops. 

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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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'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

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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'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.

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

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

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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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'Journeys into Paint' for 6–8 year olds
'Journeys into Paint' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

This workshop is inspired by collection exhibition To All New Arrivals which features artworks by which features artworks by Christine Hellyar, John Vea John Pule, Mark Adams and more. 

'Journeys into Paint' for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

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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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Late Night Art
Late Night Art

5–9pm

Free entry

Enjoy after hours access to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki during Artweek Auckland's Late Night Art!

Late Night Art

5–9pm

Free entry

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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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'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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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.

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'Create a contemporary etching' for 9–13 year olds
'Create a contemporary etching' for 9–13 year olds

10.30am–3pm

SOLD OUT

Learn to dry-point etch and print in this workshop inspired by The Discerning Eye.

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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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'Pattern Poi Etch 2.0' for 9–13 year olds
'Pattern Poi Etch 2.0' for 9–13 year olds

10.30am–3pm

$36 Book now

Back by popular demand! Join artist and educator Ruth Woodbury as we explore artwork in the exhibition Grand Designs. Participants will create an etching print that connects imagery, textures and stories. But first, participants will make and then warm up their wrists with poi!

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Artist talk: John Vea with Monique Redmond
Artist talk: John Vea with Monique Redmond

3pm

Free

Artist John Vea predominately works with sculpture, moving image and performance exploring the results of Pacific migration and gentrification of New Zealand. Join John for a discussion with artist / teacher Monique Redmond on his work Import/Export which is on display in To All New Arrivals.

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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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Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys Pop-up Talk
Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys Pop-up Talk

Daily at 1pm

Free with exhibition entry Book now

Daily pop-up talks are included with exhibition entry to, Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

Explore the exhibition with our Volunteer Guides and listen to lively talks inspired by themes in the exhibition.

 

Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys Pop-up Talk

Daily at 1pm

Free with exhibition entry Book now

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Rock the Casbolt for 6–8 year olds
Rock the Casbolt for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Explore photography in this hands-on workshop inspired by current exhibition Len Casbolt’s Photography: From Soft Focus to Sharp Vision.

Rock the Casbolt for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

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Studio workshop for kids in NZSL
Studio workshop for kids in NZSL

10.30am – 12.30pm

Free – registrations required Book now

Join artist and educator Rachel Coppage as we explore artwork and ideas from the exhibition Te Wā Tōiri: Fluid Horizons and experiment with materials in the studio to create your own works. 

Studio workshop for kids in NZSL

10.30am – 12.30pm

Free – registrations required Book now

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Curator's talk with Nigel Borell - NZSL interpreted
Curator's talk with Nigel Borell - NZSL interpreted

1pm

Free

Join the Gallery’s Curator, Māori Art, Nigel Borell for a talk on the new exhibition of New Zealand art Time: Connecting Past and Future.

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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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Leighton's Illustrations
Leighton's Illustrations

12pm

Free for Members

Join Assistant Curator Emma Jameson to look at the influence of classical mythology and the imagined past on Frederic Leighton’s illustrations for George Eliot’s novel Romola.

Leighton's Illustrations

12pm

Free for Members

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'Newsflash: Printing Your Own' for 6–8 Year Olds
'Newsflash: Printing Your Own' for 6–8 Year Olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Taking inspiration from the exhibitions History Sees Division and X Marks the Spot: Histories Negotiated, participants will explore various print-making techniques to produce their own ‘news’ images inspired by the world they see.

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Tina Wirihana: Weaving
Tina Wirihana: Weaving

1–3pm

Free

Join Christina Hurihia Wirihana (Ngāti Maniapoto, Raukawa, Ngāti Whawhakia, Tainui, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Rangiunora, Te Arawa) for a weaving demonstration in our North atrium.

Tina Wirihana: Weaving

1–3pm

Free

Artworks

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Young explorers
Young explorers

H James

Production date
Unknown
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
370 x 282 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/14/276
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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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Sauvagesse de la Nouvelle Zelande [Savage Woman of New Zealand]
Sauvagesse de la Nouvelle Zelande [Savage Woman of New Zealand]

J Laroque Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

Production date
1796
Medium
etching, aquatint and watercolour
Size (h x w)
232 x 169 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Ilene and Laurence Dakin Bequest, purchased 1998
Accession no
1998/15/1
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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 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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The Body of Tee, a Chief, as preserved after Death, in Otaheite
The Body of Tee, a Chief, as preserved after Death, in Otaheite

John Webber William Byrne

Production date
1784
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
400 x 560 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2006
Accession no
2006/3/9
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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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