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The 3rd Auckland Triennial: turbulence
The 3rd Auckland Triennial: turbulence

Free entry

The 3rd Auckland Triennial: turbulence

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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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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Yinka Shonibare MBE
Yinka Shonibare MBE

$7 – $9

Yinka Shonibare MBE

$7 – $9

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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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Gordon Walters in Print
Gordon Walters in Print

Free entry

Gordon Walters in Print

Free entry

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Mixed-Up Childhood
Mixed-Up Childhood

$5 – $7

Mixed-Up Childhood

$5 – $7

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Laurence Simmons: Spectacles, Street Festivals and Popular Drama in Renaissance Florence
Laurence Simmons: Spectacles, Street Festivals and Popular Drama in Renaissance...

1pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

Professor of Film Studies and former Head of the Italian Department at the University of Auckland, Laurence Simmons gives an illustrated talk in the exhibition on the popular spectacles, street festivals and drama that were an integral part of Florentine life during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

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Indigenous LGBT Film Festival
Indigenous LGBT Film Festival

12–4.30pm

Free

Enjoy a selection of indigenous lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender short and feature films – part of the Auckland Pride Festival 2016.

Indigenous LGBT Film Festival

12–4.30pm

Free

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Pollywood Film Festival 2015
Pollywood Film Festival 2015

2pm

$12 Book now

Pollywood132015 marks 13 years showcasing Pasifika Film. Curated by Pollywood Director, Craig Fasi, the festival presents a selection of short films from New Zealand and across the Pacific.

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Pollywood Film Festival 2015
Pollywood Film Festival 2015

6pm

$12 Book now

Pollywood132015 marks 13 years showcasing Pasifika Film. Curated by Pollywood Director, Craig Fasi, the festival presents a selection of short films from New Zealand and across the Pacific.

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Cultural Festival 2018
Cultural Festival 2018

11am – 4pm

The Cultural Festival 2018 celebrates the vibrant art and culture of our local Asian communities.

Cultural Festival 2018

11am – 4pm

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Pollywood Film Festival 2017
Pollywood Film Festival 2017

3.30pm

Adults $10, Children & under 15 $5 Book now

Pollywood152017 marks 15 years showcasing Pasifika Film. Curated by Pollywood Director, Craig Fasi, the festival presents a selection of short films from New Zealand and across the Pacific.

Pollywood Film Festival 2017

3.30pm

Adults $10, Children & under 15 $5 Book now

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Pacific Dance Festival: Aue Dance
Pacific Dance Festival: Aue Dance

1pm

Aue Dance Company is a newly formed dance company under the directorship of Vivian Hosking Aue and part of this year's Pacific Dance Festival. Get a taste of what Aue Dance is about as they conduct an open rehearsal in space at Gallery.

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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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Pollywood Film Festival 2016: Encore
Pollywood Film Festival 2016: Encore

2pm

$5 + booking fee Buy tickets

After a near sold out screening in early November, enjoy an encore screening of the best Pasifika short films from New Zealand and across the Pacific.

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Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Azu (2013)
Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Azu (2013)

5:30pm

Free

In 1780, an African woman is forced into slavery and sold at an auction. Don Manuel Aguirre, a sugarcane farmer who buys her becomes obsessed and has no idea that the girl's ancestral destiny will disrupt his plantation.

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Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Xingu (2011)
Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Xingu (2011)

5:30pm

Free

In the 1940s, three brothers decided to join the Roncador-Xingu Expedition. The film shows their struggle to create the 'Xingu National Park', the first large Indian reserve in Brazil and the efforts made to save entire indigenous tribes.

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Writers Festival 2019 – Theo Schoon: Damian Skinner
Writers Festival 2019 – Theo Schoon: Damian Skinner

10.15–11.15am

Earlybird $20, General admission $25 Book now

Auckland Writers Festival 2019 presents their Weekend Gallery Series including a diverse range of speakers hosting events across Sat 18–Sun 19 May. 

Writers Festival 2019 – Theo Schoon: Damian Skinner

10.15–11.15am

Earlybird $20, General admission $25 Book now

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Writers Festival 2019 – The Joy of Swimming: Annette Lees
Writers Festival 2019 – The Joy of Swimming: Annette Lees

11.45–12.45am

Earlybird $20, General admission $25 Book now

Auckland Writers Festival 2019 presents their Weekend Gallery Series including a diverse range of speakers hosting events across Sat 18–Sun 19 May. 

Writers Festival 2019 – The Joy of Swimming: Annette Lees

11.45–12.45am

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Latin America and Spain Film Festival: To Kill a Man (2014)
Latin America and Spain Film Festival: To Kill a Man (2014)

5:30pm

Free

Jorge is a tranquil, middle-class family man whose neighbourhood has become overrun by a group of thugs. As Jorge's family suffers from fear and humiliating anguish, he is cornered into defending what is his.
 

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Same Same But Different Writers Festival: Secret Lives
Same Same But Different Writers Festival: Secret Lives

7–8.30pm

$12-$17.50 + booking fee Buy tickets

Secret Lives looks at the problems of biography in relation to New Zealand artists and writers with a possible LGBTQI identity.

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Pacific Dance Festival 2019: Pacific Dance on Screen
Pacific Dance Festival 2019: Pacific Dance on Screen

3-4pm

FREE

Pasifika Films present a free programme of short films inspired by and infused with Pacific dance. This is a great opportunity to spend your Sunday afternoon experiencing the Gallery and a boutique collection of Pacific-inspired dance films. 

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Latin America and Spain Film Festival: The Revolution of Juan Escopeta (2011)
Latin America and Spain Film Festival: The Revolution of Juan Escopeta (2011)

8pm

Free

The Revolution of Juan Escopeta is an animated film telling the sad story of Gapo, a child living in Guanajuato during the Mexican Revolution (1910–1918).

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Latin America and Spain Film Festival: That Thing You Love (2014)
Latin America and Spain Film Festival: That Thing You Love (2014)

8pm

Free

In order to pay the mortgage, Fortunato and his wife turn their house by the beach into a hotel. But a bitter woman from Fortunato's past returns to destroy his plans and scare off his hotel guests.

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Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Garbo, The Spy (2009)
Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Garbo, The Spy (2009)

5:30pm

Free

Garbo, the Spy tells the true story of a Spaniard who worked for Britain while pretending to be a supporter of the Nazi war effort.

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Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Sophia and the Stubborn (2012)
Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Sophia and the Stubborn (2012)

1pm

Free

An elderly couple living in the Colombian countryside have planned a trip to sea in order to break the monotony of their lives.

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Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Porcelain Horse (2012)
Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Porcelain Horse (2012)

8pm

Free

In Porcelain Horse (Mejor No Hablar De Ciertas Cosas) Paco Chavez's life is careless and charming and full of illicit drugs and a forbidden love affair with Lucia, his former high school sweetheart.

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Latin America and Spain Film Festival: The Four Cardinal Points (2014)
Latin America and Spain Film Festival: The Four Cardinal Points (2014)

8pm

Free

The Four Cardinal Points (Cuatro Puntos Cardinales) is a documentary portraying four moving stories from northern, southern, eastern and western parts of El Salvador. The objective is to show the cultural, social and ecological diversity of the region and to create a film that distances itself from negative views of Central America, which are often represented in the media.

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Latin America and Spain Film Festival: The Booby Prize (2009)
Latin America and Spain Film Festival: The Booby Prize (2009)

5:30pm

Free

In a poor neighbourhood in Cuba, 1958, a former clown Iluminada Pacheco, wins a new house in a local sweepstakes. Overwhelmed by this stroke of luck, Iluminada gives away most of her belongings but months later her life takes a less fortunate turn.

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Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Artigas – The Exodus (2011)
Latin America and Spain Film Festival: Artigas – The Exodus (2011)

8pm

Free

In 1884, the famous Uruguayan painter Juan Manuel Blanes is asked to create a portrait of national hero, José Artigas. There is only one drawing of him, done in his old age so Blanes must imagine what he looked like by researching to learn about his life.

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SOLD OUT Writers Festival 2019 – The Meaning of Trees: Robert Vennell
SOLD OUT Writers Festival 2019 – The Meaning of Trees: Robert Vennell

10.15–11.15am

Earlybird $20, General admission $25

Auckland Writers Festival 2019 presents their Weekend Gallery Series including a diverse range of speakers hosting events across Sat 18–Sun 19 May. 

SOLD OUT Writers Festival 2019 – The Meaning of Trees: Robert Vennell

10.15–11.15am

Earlybird $20, General admission $25

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Writers Festival 2019 – Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll
Writers Festival 2019 – Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll

1.15–3.25pm

Earlybird $20, General admission $25 Book now

Auckland Writers Festival 2019 presents their Weekend Gallery Series including a diverse range of speakers hosting events across Sat 18–Sun 19 May. 

Writers Festival 2019 – Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll

1.15–3.25pm

Earlybird $20, General admission $25 Book now

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SOLD OUT Writers Festival 2019 – Finding Frances: Mary Kisler
SOLD OUT Writers Festival 2019 – Finding Frances: Mary Kisler

11.45am–12.45pm

Earlybird $20, General admission $25

Auckland Writers Festival 2019 presents their Weekend Gallery Series including a diverse range of speakers hosting events across Sat 18–Sun 19 May. 

SOLD OUT Writers Festival 2019 – Finding Frances: Mary Kisler

11.45am–12.45pm

Earlybird $20, General admission $25

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The art of rangoli
The art of rangoli

1pm

Free

The art of rangoli

1pm

Free

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Aquin Mathews: Indian photography
Aquin Mathews: Indian photography

3pm

Free

Director of Indian Photography Festival Aquin Mathews introduces a discussion, including works by photographers from India. 

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GALS (Gay and Lesbian Singers) Performance
GALS (Gay and Lesbian Singers) Performance

11am

Free

The GALS are back for the Pride Festival and with their new conductor – bigger, bolder and louder than ever before.

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Strike a Pose #4: Dior and I
Strike a Pose #4: Dior and I

3–5pm

$12.50 Members and Members guests*, $25 non-Members, *In combination with a valid guest pass only Buy tickets

Join us for a series of film screenings about the fascinating fashion industry introduced by fashion expert Angela Lassig, who puts modern-day haute couture and street apparel into historic perspective.

Strike a Pose #4: Dior and I

3–5pm

$12.50 Members and Members guests*, $25 non-Members, *In combination with a valid guest pass only Buy tickets

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Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS) performance
Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS) performance

3pm

The GALS are back as part of the 2018 Pride Festival – don't miss them perform in the Lower Grey Gallery.

Artworks

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The illumination of festivals
The illumination of festivals

Colin McCahon

Production date
1954
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
740 x 630 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1972
Accession no
1972/20
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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)
56 x 80 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/76
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La course de chars sur la place Sta Maria Novella, a Florence
La course de chars sur la place Sta Maria Novella, a Florence

Jacques Callot

Production date
1621
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
60 x 81 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/79
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Floating World Beauties through the Twelve Months: The Star Festival in the Seventh Month
Floating World Beauties through the Twelve Months: The Star Festival in the Seve...

Keisai Eisen

Production date
circa 1835
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
360 x 234 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M122
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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)
60 x 83 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/77
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Wine festival 1968
Wine festival 1968

Marti Friedlander

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver prints, toned with gold
Size (h x w)
478 x 482 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001
Accession no
2000/28/100
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A Village fair (Village festival in honour of Saint Hubert and Saint Anthony)
A Village fair (Village festival in honour of Saint Hubert and Saint Anthony)

Pieter Brueghel the Younger

On display

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
1118 x 1651 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
M1961/1
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Soundsuit
Soundsuit

Nick Cave

Production date
2008
Medium
mixed media including vintage textile and sequined appliques, knitted yarn, metal and mannequin
Size (h x w)
2457 x 691 x 411 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland Art Gallery Foundation Annual Appeal, 2018
Accession no
2018/28
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Women's Art Exhibition Posters
Women's Art Exhibition Posters
Production date
1979-1990
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Juliet Batten, 2008
Accession no
RC2008/4

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