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An Overture to the Text
An Overture to the Text

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An Overture to the Text

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Southern Myths
Southern Myths

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Southern Myths

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Manpower: Myths of Masculinity
Manpower: Myths of Masculinity

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Manpower: Myths of Masculinity

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Temples for the Gods
Temples for the Gods

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Temples for the Gods

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Dane Mitchell: Iris, Iris, Iris
Dane Mitchell: Iris, Iris, Iris

Dane Mitchell: Iris, Iris, Iris

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Manpower Lectures – #2 Ancient Greek Male Identity and the Modern World
Manpower Lectures – #2 Ancient Greek Male Identity and the Modern World

6—7pm

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Drawing on heroes of classical mythology, the Iliad, Greek tragedy and their modern adaptations, Dr Anastasia Bakogianni explores what it meant to be a man in the ancient Greek world. Researching expectations placed upon men and the warrior ethos, she tracks its impact throughout the centuries and on the modern concept of masculinity.  This lecture is the second in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism.

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Steve Lovett: the Illustrated poems of CP Cavafy by David Hockney
Steve Lovett: the Illustrated poems of CP Cavafy by David Hockney

1pm

Free with exhibition entry

English artist David Hockney, using his experiences from a trip to Beirut in 1966, started a series of simple etchings to illustrate the homoerotic poems by the Alexandria born, Greek poet, CP Cavafy. Join artist, printmaker and art educator Steve Lovett for his response to this now iconic body of work by Hockney.

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Remembering the Military Nurses
Remembering the Military Nurses

12–1pm

FREE

Family historian Iris Taylor takes us through a brief history of New Zealand nursing up to the First World War.

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Doc Edge Presents: Memory – Origins of Alien
Doc Edge Presents: Memory – Origins of Alien

12.30-2pm

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As part of the 14th International Documentary Film Festival, Doc Edge in association with RNZ presents a series of documentary screenings at the Gallery.

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Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland
Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland

6—7pm

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Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson explores some of the motivations behind the collecting and public display of male bodies in the early years of the Auckland Art Gallery (founded 1888) and considers the appeal and meaning of such frankly sensual images for their Victorian-era benefactors who purchased them. The notorious 1895 London trial and imprisonment of Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde for homosexuality suddenly altered consciousness across the British Empire. It impacts can be seen, she argues, in public debates about masculinity in New Zealand, and in institutional attitudes to the male nude in art in the following decades.

This lecture is the first in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism.

Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland

6—7pm

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Ron Brownson: the photography of David Wojnarowicz and John Coplans
Ron Brownson: the photography of David Wojnarowicz and John Coplans

1pm

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Join Senior Curator Ron Brownson for talk on the work of The Body Laid Bare artists David Wojnarowicz and John Coplans.

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Manpower Lectures – #4 Queer and Now (online)
Manpower Lectures – #4 Queer and Now (online)

6—7pm

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What's queer about long-nineteenth-century British art now? Answering this question, Edwards address two entirely different examples: Henry Hugh Armstead’s mid-Victorian bronze statuette ‘Satan dismayed’ otherwise known as ‘Saint Michael and the Serpent’ (1852) and Henry Scott Tuke’s 1924 oil painting, ‘Companions’. Both artists remain marginalised, and have proven difficult to canonise for different reasons: Armstead as a predominantly decorative artist in a canon still primarily oriented towards the two-dimensional and the category of fine art, and Tuke because of the open secret of the pederastic character of his work, at a moment in which childhood sexual abuse remains one of the key cultural issues of our time. What might we learn from returning to think about both?

This lecture is a pre-recorded lecture that will be made available to ticketholders to watch in their own time. This lecture is the fourth in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism.

Manpower Lectures – #4 Queer and Now (online)

6—7pm

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SOLD OUT | Fierce: Aaja Nachle presents Fierce Fairytales
SOLD OUT | Fierce: Aaja Nachle presents Fierce Fairytales

Multiple sessions

Free - bookings essential

SOLD OUT | Fierce: Aaja Nachle presents Fierce Fairytales

Multiple sessions

Free - bookings essential

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Manpower Lectures – #3 The New Mail Order
Manpower Lectures – #3 The New Mail Order

6—7pm

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When Eugen Sandow, the father of modern bodybuilding, toured New Zealand in the summer of 1902-03, his aim was to reshape the nation. Long before the likes of Charles Atlas peddled mail order muscle programmes, the Sandow System was embraced by men throughout New Zealand. Eager to flex and pose and dream of a new male order, these men joined local gyms, entered bodybuilding contests, and even strutted their stuff in local beauty competitions. In this lecture, Dr Caroline Daley reveals the bodies of early twentieth century men and questions whether our fixation with rugby players, farmers and soldiers means we’re missing the pleasure that comes from gazing upon the world’s most perfectly developed man and his local acolytes.

This lecture is the third in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism. 

Manpower Lectures – #3 The New Mail Order

6—7pm

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Mary Quant closing event
Mary Quant closing event

9.45am - 2.45pm

Free - bookings essential

Mary Quant closing event

9.45am - 2.45pm

Free - bookings essential

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5 musical arrangements for 5 rooms
5 musical arrangements for 5 rooms

12-1pm and 2-3pm

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5 musical arrangements for 5 rooms

12-1pm and 2-3pm

Free - bookings essential Book now

Artworks

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Artemis
Artemis

Unknown artist

Production date
Unknown
Medium
marble
Size (h x w)
393 x 300 x 180 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Moss Davis, 1929
Accession no
1929/9/5
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South Frieze - Greeks battling with Amazons
South Frieze - Greeks battling with Amazons

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
61 x 235 x 11 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/35
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East Frieze - Greeks battling with Amazons
East Frieze - Greeks battling with Amazons

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
65 x 240 x 10 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/34
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Juno Ludovisi
Juno Ludovisi

William Theed

Production date
1848
Medium
marble
Size (h x w)
775 x 400 x 370 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Moss Davis, 1928. Restoration sponsored by Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery.
Accession no
1928/6/2
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East Frieze - Greeks battling with Amazons
East Frieze - Greeks battling with Amazons

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
63 x 235 x 11 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/36
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Study for a New Zealand Flag
Study for a New Zealand Flag

Billy Apple®

Production date
2012
Medium
UV impregnated ink on primed canvas
Size (h x w)
382 x 618 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
2012/17
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Copy of Scene from Greek Vase Painting
Copy of Scene from Greek Vase Painting

Unknown artist

Production date
18th century?
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
117 x 187 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/36/53
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Window in Spain, Madrid
Window in Spain, Madrid

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1975
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
320 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/37
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XP
XP

Colin McCahon

Production date
1965
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1211 x 905 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/21
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East Frieze - Greeks battle with Amazons
East Frieze - Greeks battle with Amazons

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
61 x 237 x 10 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/33
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South Frieze - Greeks battling with Amazons
South Frieze - Greeks battling with Amazons

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
64 x 236 x 11 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/28
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Hercules and Lichas
Hercules and Lichas

Unknown artist Antonio Canova

On display

Production date
19th century
Medium
bronze
Size (h x w)
420 x 260 x 200 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1885
Accession no
M1885/1/177
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Marsyas and Apollo
Marsyas and Apollo

Giovanni Battista Galestruzzi Melchior Meier

On display

Production date
1639-Post 1678
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
226 x 310 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/36/3
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Two Greek Warriors Fighting
Two Greek Warriors Fighting

Max Slevogt

Production date
1888-1932
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
312 x 420 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/271
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[Landscape]
[Landscape]

Colin McCahon

Production date
1972
Medium
acrylic on board
Size (h x w)
716 x 792 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/61
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Apollo
Apollo

William Theed

On display

Production date
1847
Medium
marble
Size (h x w)
762 x 600 x 350 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Moss Davis, 1928
Accession no
1928/6/3
Apollo

William Theed

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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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Hippocrates Hiraclidae F. Cous
Hippocrates Hiraclidae F. Cous

Paulus Pontius Peter Paul Rubens

Production date
1638
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
293 x 215 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/60
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Ercole Rustico
Ercole Rustico

Luigi Cunego

Production date
1787
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
197 x 134 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/36/25
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Orpheus and Eurydice
Orpheus and Eurydice

Frank Short George Frederick Watts

Production date
1889
Medium
mezzotint
Size (h x w)
406 x 600 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/4/14
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Persephone
Persephone

Edmund Sullivan

Production date
1906
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
540 x 382 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1942
Accession no
1942/5/11
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Medusa (Intaglio Gem in Collection of Cardinal Braschi Onesti)
Medusa (Intaglio Gem in Collection of Cardinal Braschi Onesti)

Pietro Savorelli

Production date
1787
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
172 x 111 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/36/21
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Charon
Charon

Gerhard Marcks

Production date
1946
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
383 x 521 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/28/4
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Ariadne
Ariadne

Alexander Runciman

Production date
1751-1785
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
98 x 146 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/16/6
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Leda and the Swan
Leda and the Swan

Enea Vico Michelangelo

Production date
1542
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
117 x 155 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr G M Mitford, 1883
Accession no
1883/1/58/1
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Mercury and Argus
Mercury and Argus

Claude Lorrain

Production date
1662
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
149 x 215 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/11/9
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Timon of Athens
Timon of Athens

György Buday

Production date
1940
Medium
wood engraving
Size (h x w)
228 x 135 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/305
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The Death of Achilles at Klondyke Corner
The Death of Achilles at Klondyke Corner

Marian Maguire

Production date
2002
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/8
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Mercury and Argus
Mercury and Argus

Claude Lorrain

Production date
1662
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
150 x 214 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/18/2
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The Rape of Europa (L'Enlèvement d'Europe)
The Rape of Europa (L'Enlèvement d'Europe)

Claude Lorrain

Production date
1634
Medium
etching and drypoint
Size (h x w)
198 x 257 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/11/5
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Icarus
Icarus

Hendrik Goltzius Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem

On display

Production date
1588
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
306 x 308 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/16/2
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Rakaumangamanga, 26 Noema 1988
Rakaumangamanga, 26 Noema 1988

Robert Ellis

Production date
1988
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1800 x 1800 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989
Accession no
1989/11
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Ercole ed Ebe (Bas-relief in Mueso Borgiano)
Ercole ed Ebe (Bas-relief in Mueso Borgiano)

Pietro Savorelli

Production date
1807
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
135 x 204 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/36/20
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Medea Presenting the Household Gods to Jason
Medea Presenting the Household Gods to Jason

Georg Pencz

Production date
1539
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
111 x 60 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/93
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Venus Embracing Adonis
Venus Embracing Adonis

Giorgio Ghisi Teodoro Ghisi

Production date
16th century
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
316 x 223 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/55
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Juno (Mrs Annabella Blake)
Juno (Mrs Annabella Blake)

Unknown artist Samuel Reynolds

Production date
18th century?
Medium
mezzotint
Size (h x w)
158 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/41
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