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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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Kate Newby, I'm just like a pile of leaves
Kate Newby, I'm just like a pile of leaves

Free entry

Kate Newby, I'm just like a pile of leaves

Free entry

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Mother Tongue
Mother Tongue

FREE

Mother Tongue

FREE

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The Art of Transformation
The Art of Transformation

Free entry

The Art of Transformation

Free entry

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Radical Beginnings
Radical Beginnings

Radical Beginnings

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Handboek: Ans Westra Photographs
Handboek: Ans Westra Photographs

Free entry

Handboek: Ans Westra Photographs

Free entry

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Te Hei Tiki
Te Hei Tiki

$5 - $7

Te Hei Tiki

$5 - $7

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Choi Jeong Hwa, Flower Chandelier
Choi Jeong Hwa, Flower Chandelier

Free entry

Choi Jeong Hwa, Flower Chandelier

Free entry

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Seen from Elsewhere
Seen from Elsewhere

Free entry

Seen from Elsewhere

Free entry

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Jim Allen: 100 Years
Jim Allen: 100 Years

FREE

Jim Allen: 100 Years

FREE

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Enduring Nature: Hoki Atu Hoki Mai
Enduring Nature: Hoki Atu Hoki Mai

Free entry

Enduring Nature: Hoki Atu Hoki Mai

Free entry

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Five Māori Painters
Five Māori Painters

Free entry

Five Māori Painters

Free entry

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Yang Fudong: Filmscapes
Yang Fudong: Filmscapes

Free entry

Yang Fudong: Filmscapes

Free entry

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Home AKL
Home AKL

$5, under 14s FREE

Home AKL

$5, under 14s FREE

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Robert Ellis: Turangawaewae | A Place to Stand
Robert Ellis: Turangawaewae | A Place to Stand

Free entry

Robert Ellis: Turangawaewae | A Place to Stand

Free entry

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Intimate Portraits
Intimate Portraits

Free entry

Intimate Portraits

Free entry

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In Shifting Light
In Shifting Light

Free entry

In Shifting Light

Free entry

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Michel Tuffery: Mata Mata
Michel Tuffery: Mata Mata

Michel Tuffery: Mata Mata

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Modern Paints Aotearoa
Modern Paints Aotearoa

Free entry

Modern Paints Aotearoa

Free entry

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Special General Meeting
Special General Meeting

6pm

Free

Special General Meeting

6pm

Free

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'Shield Me' for 9–13 year olds
'Shield Me' for 9–13 year olds

10.30am–3pm

$36 + booking fee Book now

Represent yourself or your whānau/family through a shield, family tree or coat of arms. In the past people used family trees, shields and coats of arms to identify themselves down the generations. Experiment with mixed-media collage and create a shield for your whānau.

'Shield Me' for 9–13 year olds

10.30am–3pm

$36 + booking fee Book now

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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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'Shield Me' for 9–13 year olds
'Shield Me' for 9–13 year olds

10.30am–3pm

$36 + booking fee Book now

Represent yourself or your whānau/family through a shield, family tree or coat of arms. In the past people used family trees, shields and coats of arms to identify themselves down the generations. Experiment with mixed-media collage and create a shield for your whānau.

'Shield Me' for 9–13 year olds

10.30am–3pm

$36 + booking fee Book now

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Raymond Sagapolutele: Out of Context
Raymond Sagapolutele: Out of Context

3pm

Free

Photographer Raymond Sagapolutele discusses his photographic project Out of Context which focusses on his generation of Polynesians born to migrant Pacific Island parents as well as urban Māori.

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My Art Time Weekends
My Art Time Weekends

11-4pm

Every first weekend of the month, drop in to our free, family- focused events designed for all generations to make and talk about art together.

This month’s My Art Time Weekends will focus on the exhibition, Honestly Speaking: The Word, The Body and the Internet with the activity themed and based around the topic identity.

Come get hands-on and be inspired to create and mingle!

My Art Time Weekends

11-4pm

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Swinging Sixties in Auckland - How Quant Sparked Our Boutique Culture
Swinging Sixties in Auckland - How Quant Sparked Our Boutique Culture

6—7pm

Members $14, Non-Members $20 Book now

Swinging Sixties in Auckland - how Quant sparked our boutique culture.

In this talk, fashion historian Angela Lassig will chart the rise of boutique culture in the back streets and side alleys of 60s Auckland, exploring the fashion, music and makeup that energised a generation.  

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Generating Fun Painting Systems to Break for 6–8 Year Olds
Generating Fun Painting Systems to Break for 6–8 Year Olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Taking inspiration from Ignacio Gumucio’s large-scale painted mural created for Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America, participants will use various tape and painting techniques to create their own rules and structure then through the process of making disrupt that with on-the-spot decisions.

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Apocalypse: World War I (Parts 1 and 2)
Apocalypse: World War I (Parts 1 and 2)

1pm

Free

Drawing from over 500 hours of archival footage, much of it previously unseen, Apocalypse: WWI traces the journeys of civilians and soldiers who fought for survival in one of the darkest times in history.

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An introduction to art from South America
An introduction to art from South America

6pm

Free

Join the Santiago-based, co-curator of Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America, Beatriz Bustos for an illustrated talk on the art of this region.

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Generating Fun Painting Systems to Break for 6–8 Year Olds
Generating Fun Painting Systems to Break for 6–8 Year Olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Taking inspiration from Ignacio Gumucio’s large-scale painted mural created for Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America, participants will use various tape and painting techniques to create their own rules and structure then through the process of making disrupt that with on-the-spot decisions.

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Gordon Walters unlocked: Pound on Walters – Damian Skinner and Natasha Conland
Gordon Walters unlocked: Pound on Walters – Damian Skinner and Natasha Conland

2pm

Join Curator Contemporary Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Natasha Conland, and freelance art historian and curator, Damian Skinner for a conversation about the writings of Francis Pound on the paintings of Gordon Walters.

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Futuna: Life of a Building
Futuna: Life of a Building

3pm

Free

Join us for talks by artist Jim Allen, architects Nick Bevin, Marshall Cook, Nicholas Stevens, Christina van Bohemen and poet/curator Greg O’Brien to mark the publication of a book on the late John Scott’s modernist design.

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Bucket Action by Bruce Barber
Bucket Action by Bruce Barber

2pm

First performed at Auckland City Art Gallery in 1974, Bruce Barber’s Bucket Action, will be re-performed by artist Hannah Valentine in a one-off event as part of the opening weekend programme for Groundswell: Avant-garde Auckland: 1971–1979.

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Panel discussion: Exhibiting art for the now
Panel discussion: Exhibiting art for the now

6pm

Free

This is the first in a series of public forums over 2016 organised by Auckland Art Gallery to aid dialogue on topical questions for contemporary art and culture. 

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POP Skip Jump
POP Skip Jump

2–4pm

Free

Pop, skip and jump to your heart’s content with AKL Skipping Club and their 9-metre ropes, or if you’ve got really fancy feet there’s double dutch. Sweet sounds, strangers you just haven’t met yet … who knew exercise could be so much fun!

POP Skip Jump

2–4pm

Free

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The Art of Publishing
The Art of Publishing

11am

Free for Members

Hear from Clare McIntosh, Gallery Editor, about the fascinating world of art publishing. Gain insights and hear what it takes to take a publication from its conception to print.

The Art of Publishing

11am

Free for Members

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Rob Gardiner in conversation with Natasha Conland
Rob Gardiner in conversation with Natasha Conland

3pm

Free

Join Chartwell Trust founder Rob Gardiner in conversation with Curator, Contemporary Art, Natasha Conland as they discuss the current exhibition Shout Whisper Wail!

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Jim Allen, ‘Parangole Capes’, from Contact, 1974
Jim Allen, ‘Parangole Capes’, from Contact, 1974

11am–1pm

Join us on the final weekend of Groundswell: Avant-Garde Auckland 1971-79 for a series of performances, talks and discussion.

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Sonic Blossom
Sonic Blossom

12–4pm

Free

Sonic Blossom is a free component of paid exhibition Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation and takes place outside of the level 1 exhibition spaces.

Sonic Blossom

12–4pm

Free

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Southern District (Zona Sur) 2009
Southern District (Zona Sur) 2009

4pm

Free

Internationally acclaimed Bolivian director Juan Carlos Valdivia introduces his award-winning 2009 film Zona Sur (Southern District).

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Curator talk | Mother Tongue
Curator talk | Mother Tongue

2–3pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

Join co-ordinating curator Ane Tonga as she discusses Angelica Mesiti's video installation Mother Tongue.

Curator talk | Mother Tongue

2–3pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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She Claims: Art Matters #6 – Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet and Angela Lassig
She Claims: Art Matters #6 – Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet and Angela Lassig

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, non-Members $75 Book now

Join us at She Claims: Art Matters, a series of events where you’ll rub elbows with creatives and critics while celebrating the ideas, voices and power of creative women. In session five of this series visual artist Ruth Buchanan will talk with curator Natasha Conland about her creative practice, drive, culture and the key topics in her work she cares deeply about.

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ST PAUL St Curatorial Symposium 2016
ST PAUL St Curatorial Symposium 2016

9am–5pm

Free

ST PAUL St’s 2016 Symposium, Ako mai, ako atu, takes its shape around questions of knowledge: knowing, learning, relationships of accountability.

ST PAUL St Curatorial Symposium 2016

9am–5pm

Free

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Lunchtime Drop-in Drawing
Lunchtime Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 12-1pm

FREE

Lunchtime Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 12-1pm

FREE

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Apocalypse: World War I (Part 5)
Apocalypse: World War I (Part 5)

2pm

Free

Drawing from over 500 hours of archival footage, much of it previously unseen, Apocalypse: WWI traces the journeys of civilians and soldiers who fought for survival in one of the darkest times in history.

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Engaging Publics/Public Engagement symposium
Engaging Publics/Public Engagement symposium

9am–5pm

Join us and International keynote speaker Jeanne van Heeswijk for a day of discussions about the changing connections between art and its publics
Co-organised by Auckland Art Gallery and AUT University School of Art and Design

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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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Easy Listening talk: Chloé Quenum *Cancelled*
Easy Listening talk: Chloé Quenum *Cancelled*

6pm

Free entry

Enjoy an after hours talk by French installation and sculptural artist Chloé Quenum.

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Studio of St John the Baptist Tour
Studio of St John the Baptist Tour

11am - 12.30pm

Members $22.5, Non-members $25 Buy tickets

Studio of St John the Baptist Tour

11am - 12.30pm

Members $22.5, Non-members $25 Buy tickets

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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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Michel Chion: The Voice in Cinema, or The Acousmêtre and Me
Michel Chion: The Voice in Cinema, or The Acousmêtre and Me

6pm

Free

Join pioneering composer, filmmaker, historian and writer Michel Chion for a specially commissioned lecture-performance at Auckland Art Gallery.

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Declaration: Setting the Agenda Symposium
Declaration: Setting the Agenda Symposium

9.30am — 7pm

Free - bookings essential Book now

 

Declaration: Setting the Agenda Symposium

9.30am — 7pm

Free - bookings essential Book now

Artworks

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Colonel N. Fiennes
Colonel N. Fiennes

Wenceslaus Hollar

Production date
1644
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
124 x 92 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/238
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Shipping on the Maas
Shipping on the Maas

Emily Paterson

Production date
1875-1934
Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
278 x 395 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the family of the artist, and the Empire Art Loans Collection Society, 1936
Accession no
1936/13/2
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Horse
Horse

Theodorus van Kessel Jan van den Hecke the Elder

Production date
1654
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
70 x 101 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/27/3
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Goats
Goats

Theodorus van Kessel Jan van den Hecke the Elder

Production date
1654
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
70 x 101 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/27/5
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Aloes in Greece
Aloes in Greece

Marjorie Croft

Production date
Unknown
Medium
linocut
Size (h x w)
195 x 228 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/208
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Asses
Asses

Theodorus van Kessel Jan van den Hecke the Elder

Production date
1654
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
70 x 101 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/27/4
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Statua Sedente di Demostene
Statua Sedente di Demostene

Unknown artist

Production date
1787
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
188 x 112 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/36/30
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Winter Song
Winter Song

Eric Fitch Daglish

Production date
circa 1920s-1940s
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
170 x 120 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/220
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Near The Spedlow Castle, Annandale (In Annandale)
Near The Spedlow Castle, Annandale (In Annandale)

Thomas Richardson

Production date
1804-1848
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
186 x 335 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/72/1
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Souvenir of Georgian London
Souvenir of Georgian London

Frederick Foottet

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1017 x 1270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss A M Alexander, 1936
Accession no
1936/14
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Segovia Cathedral
Segovia Cathedral

William Strang

Production date
1913
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
330 x 465 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/245
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Set of Four Landscapes from a single plate
Set of Four Landscapes from a single plate

Le Blond & Co Abraham Le Blond

Production date
1849-1893
Medium
engraving, stipple, aquatint
Size (h x w)
63 x 95 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/17/3
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Untitled (View of a Cottage by a River with a Castle in the Distance)
Untitled (View of a Cottage by a River with a Castle in the Distance)

John Varley

Production date
1840
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
350 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/59
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The Sign-Post
The Sign-Post

Alice M Coats

Production date
Unknown
Medium
linocut
Size (h x w)
275 x 215 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/197
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A Landscape with Open Gate and Large Tree; beyond, a House on the Hill, to the right, a Cottage
A Landscape with Open Gate and Large Tree; beyond, a House on the Hill, to the r...

Thomas Creswick

Production date
mid 19th century
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
209 x 141 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/45/1
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Middlesborough Road, South Bank
Middlesborough Road, South Bank

Graham Smith

Production date
1987
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
405 x 504 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/29/67
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View of a Town with the tomb of a Bishop
View of a Town with the tomb of a Bishop

Canaletto

Production date
1735-1746
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
297 x 299 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1977
Accession no
1977/11/1
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Lord Plunket
Lord Plunket

A Vyvyan Hunt

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
327 x 228 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1969
Accession no
1969/9/13
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Breaking camp
Breaking camp

Clare Leighton

Production date
circa 1931
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
262 x 400 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/217
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Waitangi 1965
Waitangi 1965

Marti Friedlander

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver print, toned with gold
Size (h x w)
480 x 323 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001
Accession no
2000/28/62
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Maximillian meeting King Henry VIII of England
Maximillian meeting King Henry VIII of England

Albrecht Dürer

Production date
1515
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
175 x 155 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/50/4
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