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The Back of the Painting
The Back of the Painting

The Back of the Painting

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Victorian Auckland: Photographs by John Fields
Victorian Auckland: Photographs by John Fields

Free entry

Victorian Auckland: Photographs by John Fields

Free entry

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vocabulary of solitude by Ugo Rondinone
vocabulary of solitude by Ugo Rondinone

FREE

vocabulary of solitude by Ugo Rondinone

FREE

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Takoto
Takoto

FREE

Takoto

FREE

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Five Māori Painters
Five Māori Painters

Free entry

Five Māori Painters

Free entry

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Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America
Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America

$10 – $15, Members and Children 12 and under FREE

Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America

$10 – $15, Members and Children 12 and under FREE

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Goldie & Lindauer: Approaching Portraiture
Goldie & Lindauer: Approaching Portraiture

Free entry

Goldie & Lindauer: Approaching Portraiture

Free entry

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The Enchanted Garden
The Enchanted Garden

$5 - $7

The Enchanted Garden

$5 - $7

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Chic Colonials: Ataahua
Chic Colonials: Ataahua

Free entry

Chic Colonials: Ataahua

Free entry

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The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate
The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate

$23, Members and Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate

$23, Members and Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

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The Walters Prize 2006
The Walters Prize 2006

Free entry

The Walters Prize 2006

Free entry

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Grand Designs
Grand Designs

Free entry

Grand Designs

Free entry

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Manifesto
Manifesto

$12.50 – $28, Members and Children 12 & under FREE Buy tickets

Manifesto

$12.50 – $28, Members and Children 12 & under FREE Buy tickets

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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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Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation
Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation

$10 – $12.50, Members FREE, Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation

$10 – $12.50, Members FREE, Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

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Walters Prize: Kōrero with the artists
Walters Prize: Kōrero with the artists

1pm—3pm

FREE

The Walters Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s most significant contemporary art award. Established in 2002, this year will be the tenth iteration of the Walters Prize, which was conceived as a platform to foreground excellence in the visual arts. Come and hear from this year’s four nominated artists, each speaking in front of their art installations. 

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SOLD OUT A Family Design Challenge
SOLD OUT A Family Design Challenge

2–3.30pm

FREE with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design. FREE for all children 12 and under. Book now

Please note: this event has sold out

Visit our major exhibition Denmark Design and join the coordinating exhibition curator, Emma Jameson for a unique tour especially designed for families and children. Discover the stories behind the objects on display, then take part in a fun, family design challenge using LEGO to build an item inspired by the exhibition.

This event has limited capacity. Please book to secure your spot.
Entry for all children 12 and under is FREE. Entry for adults is FREE with a paid ticket to Denmark Design.

Tickets for Denmark Design can be purchased online or at the Gallery's front desk.

SOLD OUT A Family Design Challenge

2–3.30pm

FREE with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design. FREE for all children 12 and under. Book now

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Members Preview: All That Was Solid Melts
Members Preview: All That Was Solid Melts

5–9pm

FREE (Members only)

We welcome Gallery Members to attend the preview of All That Was Solid Melts on Friday 4 June. The exhibition will be open exclusively to Members from 5–9pm. Join the Membership team and Senior Curator Global Contemporary Art, Juliana Engberg in the café, for a glass of wine and a chance to meet other art lovers (nibbles provided).

Please present your membership card at the front desk to receive a wristband for entry. 

Members Preview: All That Was Solid Melts

5–9pm

FREE (Members only)

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Spectral Arrows: Auckland
Spectral Arrows: Auckland

10am–5pm

Free

In association with Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show, Australian artist Marco Fusinato will perform Spectral Arrows, an improvised seven-hour performance for guitar and amplification.

Spectral Arrows: Auckland

10am–5pm

Free

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Curator tour of Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art
Curator tour of Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art

12.30—1.30pm daily

FREE

A rare opportunity to see this landmark exhibition through the eyes of Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art curator, Nigel Borell.

Curator tour of Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art

12.30—1.30pm daily

FREE

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Robin Woodward: the changing ideal of the nude in art
Robin Woodward: the changing ideal of the nude in art

1pm

Exhibition entry applies

Join Dr Robin Woodward, Senior Lecturer Art History, University of Auckland as she discusses how the classical ideal of the nude maintained its hold over 19th century Western art. This was soon to be thrown out in the early part of the 20th century by a young Spaniard painting in Paris.

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Members Preview: Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
Members Preview: Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

1–4pm

FREE (Members and Members guests* only)

We invite all Members to come to the Preview of Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys on Friday 3 May. This major exhibition traces Hodgkins’ creative and peripatetic life, from her upbringing in Dunedin, through France, Morocco and Spain to her final days in England, examining the influence of location on her development as a modernist painter and the notion of travel and journeying as a source of artistic inspiration. 

 

Members Preview: Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

1–4pm

FREE (Members and Members guests* only)

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Pass the Marker: Rob and Sue Gardiner
Pass the Marker: Rob and Sue Gardiner

1pm

Free for Members

Join us for a talk by Rob and Sue Gardiner of the Chartwell Trust on Wang Dongling’s Pass the Marker – A Drawing Game.

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Blue Velvet (1986)
Blue Velvet (1986)

1pm

Free

In David Lynch’s electrifyingly original neo-noir horror-thriller, Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern play youngsters who become involved in the mystery surrounding a nightclub singer and are plunged into the dark, surreal depths of small-town America.

Blue Velvet (1986)

1pm

Free

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Short film programme
Short film programme

12.15pm

Free

Auckland Art Gallery, in partnership with Alliance Française Auckland, is pleased to offer you free animated short film screenings, for children and adults, over the September school holidays.

Short film programme

12.15pm

Free

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Hīkoi toiora | Sat 18 & Sun 19
Hīkoi toiora | Sat 18 & Sun 19

2pm

$25/$22.50 (Members) Under 12s free with accompanying adult Buy tickets

Hīkoi toiora | Sat 18 & Sun 19

2pm

$25/$22.50 (Members) Under 12s free with accompanying adult Buy tickets

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Children's short film programme
Children's short film programme

11am and 1pm

Free

In conjunction with Alliance Française Auckland we are pleased to screen a compilation of short films courtesy of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – the world's leading film festival dedicated to short films.

Children's short film programme

11am and 1pm

Free

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Short film programme
Short film programme

12.15pm

Free

Auckland Art Gallery, in partnership with Alliance Française Auckland, is pleased to offer you free animated short film screenings, for children and adults, over the September school holidays.

Short film programme

12.15pm

Free

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French Language Weekend: Children's short films
French Language Weekend: Children's short films

12pm

Free

In conjunction with Alliance Française Auckland we are pleased to screen a compilation of short films courtesy of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – the world's leading film festival dedicated to short films.

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Taane Mete: Pōhutukawa
Taane Mete: Pōhutukawa

1 – 1.35pm and 2.30 – 3.05pm

FREE

Taane Mete: Pōhutukawa

1 – 1.35pm and 2.30 – 3.05pm

FREE

Artworks

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Front
Front

Kura Te Waru Rewiri

Production date
2003
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1050 x 1560 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
2012/4/1
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Nude Study: Front
Nude Study: Front

Allingon

Production date
Unknown
Medium
conte
Size (h x w)
625 x 482 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/45
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Nude Study (Front view)
Nude Study (Front view)

Allingon

Production date
Unknown
Medium
pencil, chalk
Size (h x w)
628 x 482 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/47
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Poppies in front of May's "Departure" painting
Poppies in front of May's "Departure" painting

Murray Grimsdale

Production date
1980
Medium
gouache
Size (h x w)
456 x 355 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/7
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House over the Paddocks from the Front Door
House over the Paddocks from the Front Door

Unknown artist

Production date
Unknown
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
52 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1977
Accession no
1977/66/2
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Parliamentary Party in front of the Government Buildings, Rarotonga
Parliamentary Party in front of the Government Buildings, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/2
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Exegesis
Exegesis

Jean Horsley

Production date
1988
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
1200 x 800 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery Acquisitions Trust, 1997
Accession no
1997/20
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Upper Green, Charterhouse, Chapel Front and Cloisters
Upper Green, Charterhouse, Chapel Front and Cloisters

David Cameron

Production date
1894
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
95 x 138 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1936
Accession no
1936/7/2
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West Front of Tangier Castle
West Front of Tangier Castle

Wenceslaus Hollar

Production date
circa 1673
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
125 x 215 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/140
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Honolulu
Honolulu

David Gommon

Production date
1933
Medium
ink
Size (h x w)
559 x 381 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/78
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Pas Seul
Pas Seul

Leon Bradford

Production date
1937
Medium
ink, watercolour
Size (h x w)
356 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/56
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Waterfall on the track, about 5 miles before reaching the Rainbow (front view)
Waterfall on the track, about 5 miles before reaching the Rainbow (front view)

F Broadhurst

Production date
circa 1910
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1992
Accession no
1992/30/1/4
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Brighton Front
Brighton Front

Eileen Holding

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour and pastel
Size (h x w)
418 x 533 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/100
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"Noble Defenders", Marton.  Back Row: George Spence, Ernest Woolby, Hilda Spence.  Front Row: Lionel Lawry, Eric Lawry
"Noble Defenders", Marton. Back Row: George Spence, Ernest Woolby, Hilda Spence...

Spence

Production date
Unknown
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
106 x 141 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/33/44
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Untitled [Laying the Table]
Untitled [Laying the Table]

Frances Hodgkins

Production date
circa 1912
Medium
watercolour, charcoal and gouache
Size (h x w)
755 x 730 x 33 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Maurice and Beverley Allen, 2007
Accession no
2007/8/20
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Standing Woman
Standing Woman

Edward Burne-Jones

Production date
1853-1898
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
308 x 170 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/23/5
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Study
Study

David Gommon

Production date
Unknown
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
559 x 311 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/83
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Karen
Karen

Ben Boer

Production date
1973
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
150 x 198 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with assistance from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, 1975
Accession no
1975/17/7
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Jeremiah
Jeremiah

Lambert Suavius

Production date
16th century
Medium
engraving on paper
Size (h x w)
195 x 90 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Ann Andrews and Robert Newton, 2002
Accession no
2002/7
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Here and There
Here and There

Morgan Jones

Production date
1986
Medium
tanalised pine and galvanised roofing iron
Size (h x w)
3000 x 3000 x 3000 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/2/3
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Fruit and Small Sculpture
Fruit and Small Sculpture

Fiona Connor

Production date
Apr 2012
Medium
18 mm depth of unpaginated paper pages and one card at back - glued at top
Size (h x w)
296 x 210 x 18 mm
Credit line
Fiona Connor Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2013/4/2
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You Won't Be With Me Tomorrow
You Won't Be With Me Tomorrow

Harvey Benge

Production date
2009
Medium
soft cover photo book
Size (h x w)
275 x 210 x 5 mm
Credit line
Harvey Benge Photobooks, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Harvey Benge, 2015
Accession no
RC2015/2/2/10
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Fine Simbai Area Shield
Fine Simbai Area Shield

Unknown artist

Production date
Unknown
Medium
wooden shield
Size (h x w)
1260 x 480 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011
Accession no
C2011/1/9
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Photograph of Charles F. Goldie's 1933 painting 'Sleep, 'tis a Gentle Thing: Pokai, a Warrior Chieftain of the Ngatimaru Tribe'
Photograph of Charles F. Goldie's 1933 painting 'Sleep, 'tis a Gentle Thing: Pok...

Arthur Breckon Charles F Goldie

Production date
circa 1933
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
214 x 189 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the family of Dr A H Kirker, 1997
Accession no
1997/26
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diary (front/back) I
diary (front/back) I

Campbell Patterson

Production date
2018
Medium
diptych, oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
450 x 350 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2019
Accession no
C2019/1/29.1-2
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Cow's Head
Cow's Head

Henry Brittan Willis

Production date
1830-1884
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
185 x 163 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1884
Accession no
M1884/2/52
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Eliza Brookes
Eliza Brookes

Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
circa 1876
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
768 x 648 x 75 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the family of Herbert William Brookes, 2001
Accession no
2001/34/2
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Shop Front Bottoms II
Shop Front Bottoms II

Matt Arbuckle

Production date
2014
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
355 x 265 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/35/2
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Front Row II Number 12
Front Row II Number 12

Para Matchitt

Production date
1966
Medium
oil and PVA on board
Size (h x w)
610 x 1220 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased in memory of Jonathan Mane-Wheoki CNZM, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/26
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Front of pe'a, Nouma Kiriau
Front of pe'a, Nouma Kiriau

Greg Semu

Production date
1994
Medium
gelatin silver print, toned with gold and selenium
Size (h x w)
610 x 508 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1996
Accession no
1995/20/3
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Reeds, Kakamatua River, Waitakere Ranges
Reeds, Kakamatua River, Waitakere Ranges

Ben Boer

Production date
1975
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
184 x 148 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with assistance from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, 1975
Accession no
1975/17/3
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Naked body, Michele van Zon
Naked body, Michele van Zon

Ben Boer

Production date
1973
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
217 x 152 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with assistance from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, 1975
Accession no
1975/17/6
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In Front of a Mosque
In Front of a Mosque

Marius Bauer

Production date
1889
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
325 x 225 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1930
Accession no
1930/5
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Rocks, Estuary, Kakamatua Stream
Rocks, Estuary, Kakamatua Stream

Ben Boer

Production date
1973
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
183 x 232 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with assistance from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, 1975
Accession no
1975/17/2
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Hands, Karen Barrat-Boyes
Hands, Karen Barrat-Boyes

Ben Boer

Production date
1975
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
160 x 122 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with assistance from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, 1975
Accession no
1975/17/4
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Foot, Michele van Zon
Foot, Michele van Zon

Ben Boer

Production date
1975
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
149 x 120 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with assistance from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, 1975
Accession no
1975/17/5
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Andy Warhol's Index Book
Andy Warhol's Index Book
Production date
1967
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2007/2
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E H McCormick Papers
E H McCormick Papers
Production date
1890-1991
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Linda Gill, 2015
Accession no
RC2015/4
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Fiona Connor Archive
Fiona Connor Archive
Production date
2009-2019
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (see archive item details for credit lines specific to each deposit)
Accession no
RC2013/4
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Harvey Benge Photobooks
Harvey Benge Photobooks
Production date
1993-2018
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Harvey Benge, 2015
Accession no
RC2015/2
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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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Marti Friedlander Archive
Marti Friedlander Archive
Production date
Unknown
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the Gerrard and Marti Friedlander Charitable Trust, 2002
Accession no
RC2007/11
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Roger Collins Frances Hodgkins Postcard Collection
Roger Collins Frances Hodgkins Postcard Collection
Production date
circa 1900-circa 1940
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Roger Collins, 2017
Accession no
RC2017/4

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