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

Dane Mitchell: Iris, Iris, Iris

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Mixed-Up Childhood
Mixed-Up Childhood

$5 – $7

Mixed-Up Childhood

$5 – $7

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Tissot: Still on Top
Tissot: Still on Top

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Tissot: Still on Top

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Artist talk: Naoka Tosa
Artist talk: Naoka Tosa

1.30–4pm

Free

Enjoy an artist talk and short exhibition by visiting Japanese artist Naoka Tosa. 

Artist talk: Naoka Tosa

1.30–4pm

Free

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Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama
Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama

10.30am–12.30pm

Members $45, Non-members $55 Book now

Auckland Art Gallery Membership has partnered with The University of Auckland Public Programmes to provide a unique perspective on avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama

10.30am–12.30pm

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Curator's talk: Emma Jameson on our Monet
Curator's talk: Emma Jameson on our Monet

12.30pm

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Join Assistant Curator Emma Jameson for a conversation about Auckland Art Gallery’s first painting by Claude Monet. Le pont japonais (Japanese Bridge) depicts Monet’s famous waterlily garden and Japanese bridge. Learn more about Monet’s techniques and the interesting history behind the painting. 

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Curator's talk: Emma Jameson on our Monet
Curator's talk: Emma Jameson on our Monet

11am

Free for Members

Join Assistant Curator Emma Jameson for a conversation about Auckland Art Gallery’s first painting by Claude Monet. Le pont japonais (Japanese Bridge) depicts Monet’s famous waterlily garden and Japanese bridge. Learn more about Monet’s techniques and the interesting history behind the painting. 

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Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts present Emaki 絵巻
Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts present Emaki 絵巻

11am–4pm

Free

Emaki is Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts' latest work featuring Japanese artists. It is a digital picture scroll of dance, sound and light with state of the art technology that connects Asian and South Pacific cultures, reflecting on the poetics of space, nature and art.

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Artist talk: Dane Mitchell
Artist talk: Dane Mitchell

2pm

Join artist Dane Mitchell for a talk in his new exhibition Iris, Iris, Iris.

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Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama
Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama

10.30am–12.30pm

Members $45, Non-members $55 Book now

Auckland Art Gallery Membership has partnered with The University of Auckland Public Programmes to provide a unique perspective on avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama during Creative Week on Campus 2018.

Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama

10.30am–12.30pm

Members $45, Non-members $55 Book now

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Art Lovers' Films: Kusama – Infinity
Art Lovers' Films: Kusama – Infinity

6pm

Members $24.50, General admission $26.50 Buy tickets

Join us for an advance screening of Kusama – Infinity introduced by art historian Linda Tyler, Associate Professor in Museums and Cultural Heritage at the University of Auckland.

Art Lovers' Films: Kusama – Infinity

6pm

Members $24.50, General admission $26.50 Buy tickets

Artworks

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Waimangu (Japanese Style)
Waimangu (Japanese Style)

Melvin Day

Production date
1950
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
530 x 615 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Melvin and Oroya Day, 2015
Accession no
2015/25/5
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Le pont japonais (Japanese Bridge)
Le pont japonais (Japanese Bridge)

Claude Monet

Production date
1918-1924
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1115 x 1005 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the collection of Hideaki Fukutake
Accession no
L2016/18/1
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Oniwaka Maru (Benkei in boyhood) as an apprentice monk at Shôshazan discomfiting the monks with whom he has quarrelled
Oniwaka Maru (Benkei in boyhood) as an apprentice monk at Shôshazan discomfiting...

Unknown artist

Production date
19th century?
Medium
ink
Size (h x w)
927 x 663 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1971
Accession no
1971/20/3/2
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Japan 3, 4, 5
Japan 3, 4, 5

W D Hammond

Production date
1992
Medium
oil on steel
Size (h x w)
2140 x 1220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1992
Accession no
1992/16
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Pine Tree, Japan
Pine Tree, Japan

Peter Peryer

Production date
2017
Medium
inkjet on paper
Size (h x w)
785 x 598 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2019
Accession no
2018/24/10
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Two of the famous beauties of Edo and an attendant
Two of the famous beauties of Edo and an attendant

Suzuki Harunobu

Production date
circa 1745-1770
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
258 x 186 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M7
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Pillar print: Lady in green and black kimono with red lining
Pillar print: Lady in green and black kimono with red lining

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
675 x 227 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M76
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Teraoka Heiemon Nobuyuki
Teraoka Heiemon Nobuyuki

Utagawa Yoshitora

Production date
1847-1852
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
365 x 249 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs Irwin, 1950
Accession no
1950/5/3
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Keiji Sanbijin, one of the three beautiful girls kept in a castle
Keiji Sanbijin, one of the three beautiful girls kept in a castle

Keisai Eisen

Production date
1815-1842
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
384 x 261 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M118
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Fireworks, Japan
Fireworks, Japan

Peter Peryer

Production date
2017
Medium
inkjet on paper
Size (h x w)
785 x 599 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2019
Accession no
2018/24/11
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Mata Meguri - Kurawa Haru no Irodori (centre sheet of Triad)
Mata Meguri - Kurawa Haru no Irodori (centre sheet of Triad)

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku

Production date
1879
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
366 x 246 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/32
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Woman Trimming Her Nails
Woman Trimming Her Nails

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1843-1845
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
708 x 249 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M43
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A Courtesan Hanging a Scroll Showing a Tiger
A Courtesan Hanging a Scroll Showing a Tiger

Katsukawa Shuntei

Production date
1818
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
202 x 188 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M67
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Hayano Wasuke Tsunenari
Hayano Wasuke Tsunenari

Utagawa Yoshitora

Production date
1847-1852
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
367 x 250 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs Irwin, 1950
Accession no
1950/5/5
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Kurodan Konkaikômyô-ji (Konkaikômyô-ji Temple in Kurodani)
Kurodan Konkaikômyô-ji (Konkaikômyô-ji Temple in Kurodani)

Hasegawa Sodanobu I

Production date
1870-1871
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
171 x 237 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M188
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Myôshin-ji Sekko matsu (Sekkô's Pine Tree at Myôshin-ji Temple
Myôshin-ji Sekko matsu (Sekkô's Pine Tree at Myôshin-ji Temple

Hasegawa Sodanobu I

Production date
1870-1871
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
170 x 237 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M192
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Keisei, Usugumo
Keisei, Usugumo

Ogata Gekko

Production date
1887
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
361 x 213 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/34
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Pillar print: A Yoshiwara beauty in a green kimono, with brocaded Obi
Pillar print: A Yoshiwara beauty in a green kimono, with brocaded Obi

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
711 x 249 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M117
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Page from an illustrated book: Two women by the waterside, one beating cloth on a low roller frame
Page from an illustrated book: Two women by the waterside, one beating cloth on...

Yanagawa Shigenobu II

Production date
Unknown
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
194 x 137 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M168
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Yoshida-yama Kagura-oka (Mount Yoshida and Kagura Hill)
Yoshida-yama Kagura-oka (Mount Yoshida and Kagura Hill)

Hasegawa Sodanobu I

Production date
1870-1871
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
171 x 236 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M185
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Lady and cat
Lady and cat

Utagawa Toyoshige II

Production date
circa 1797-1835
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
364 x 260 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/25
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Cherry-blossoms of the sea, contesting looks
Cherry-blossoms of the sea, contesting looks

Kitigawa Utamaro

Production date
mid 19th century
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
353 x 235 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M31
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Lady in brown kimono, with black Obi
Lady in brown kimono, with black Obi

Kikugawa Eizan

Production date
circa 1797-1867
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
388 x 260 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M111
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A Courtesan
A Courtesan

Katsukawa Shunsen

Production date
circa 1781-1801
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
750 x 248 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M152
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Gion ô-torii (The Great Torii Gate of Gion Shrine)
Gion ô-torii (The Great Torii Gate of Gion Shrine)

Hasegawa Sodanobu I

Production date
1870-1871
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
171 x 235 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M187
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Actor
Actor

Toyokuni

Production date
1854
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
360 x 254 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1942
Accession no
1942/5/20
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Peterborough Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral

Kenzo Takekoshi

Production date
1917
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
391 x 255 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Jennifer Alliss, 2007
Accession no
2007/7
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Wrestling match (centre sheet of triad)
Wrestling match (centre sheet of triad)

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
368 x 272 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M48
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Wrestler : Inagawa Masanosuke
Wrestler : Inagawa Masanosuke

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
368 x 272 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M54
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The Wrestler Ichiriki of the East Side
The Wrestler Ichiriki of the East Side

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
368 x 272 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M52
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Masuzawa Toji, first class top spinner
Masuzawa Toji, first class top spinner

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Production date
1794-1832
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
360 x 245 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M130
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Ise-no-tayu
Ise-no-tayu

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Production date
1846
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
368 x 252 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M158
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Bird on a branch
Bird on a branch

Shiko Munakata

Production date
1903-1975
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
625 x 317 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1962
Accession no
1962/30/2
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Geisha
Geisha

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
380 x 271 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/26
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Shinban Kataki-uchi Soroi (left hand sheet of Triad)
Shinban Kataki-uchi Soroi (left hand sheet of Triad)

Utagawa Kuniyasu

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
379 x 261 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/21
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Umewaka
Umewaka

Keisai Eisen

Production date
1815-1842
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
369 x 251 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M115
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