View Exhibition
Window Work: Graham Fletcher
Window Work: Graham Fletcher

Free entry

Window Work: Graham Fletcher

Free entry

View Exhibition
Manpower: Myths of Masculinity
Manpower: Myths of Masculinity

FREE

Manpower: Myths of Masculinity

FREE

View Exhibition
Happy Birthday to New
Happy Birthday to New

$5 - $7

Happy Birthday to New

$5 - $7

View Exhibition
Goldie & Lindauer: Approaching Portraiture
Goldie & Lindauer: Approaching Portraiture

Free entry

Goldie & Lindauer: Approaching Portraiture

Free entry

View Exhibition
The Subject in the Land
The Subject in the Land

The Subject in the Land

View Exhibition
5 4 3 2 1 : Auckland Artist Projects
5 4 3 2 1 : Auckland Artist Projects

Free entry

5 4 3 2 1 : Auckland Artist Projects

Free entry

View Exhibition
FLAUNT: Art/Fashion/Culture
FLAUNT: Art/Fashion/Culture

Adult: $7, Concession: $5, Children Under 12: Free, Friends of the Gallery: $4, Free entry on Mondays

FLAUNT: Art/Fashion/Culture

Adult: $7, Concession: $5, Children Under 12: Free, Friends of the Gallery: $4, Free entry on Mondays

View Exhibition
Henry Fuseli: Dark Chambers of the Mind
Henry Fuseli: Dark Chambers of the Mind

Free entry

Henry Fuseli: Dark Chambers of the Mind

Free entry

View Exhibition
The Walters Prize 2008
The Walters Prize 2008

Free entry

The Walters Prize 2008

Free entry

View Exhibition
Enduring Nature: Hoki Atu Hoki Mai
Enduring Nature: Hoki Atu Hoki Mai

Free entry

Enduring Nature: Hoki Atu Hoki Mai

Free entry

View Exhibition
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

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

6—7pm

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

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.

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

6—7pm

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

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

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

View Event
The nude reviewed: Looking at images of the human body in art history
The nude reviewed: Looking at images of the human body in art history

6–8pm

$150 members, $190 non-members Book now

Join Associate Professor Linda Tyler, Director, Centre for Art Studies, The University of Auckland, and Milica Madanović, MA Belgrade, for a four-week Continuing Education course on The nude reviewed: Looking at images of the human body in art history.

The nude reviewed: Looking at images of the human body in art history

6–8pm

$150 members, $190 non-members Book now

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

6—7pm

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

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

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

View Event
The nude reviewed: Looking at images of the human body in art history
The nude reviewed: Looking at images of the human body in art history

11am–1pm

SOLD OUT

Join Associate Professor Linda Tyler, Director, Centre for Art Studies, The University of Auckland, and Milica Madanović, MA Belgrade, for a four-week Continuing Education course on The nude reviewed: Looking at images of the human body in art history.

View Event
Doc Edge Presents: World Shorts II
Doc Edge Presents: World Shorts II

2-3.35pm

$18.45 Book now

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

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

6—7pm

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

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

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

View Event
Members preview: The Body Laid Bare
Members preview: The Body Laid Bare

12–4pm

Members-only

Join us for an exclusive Members Preview of The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate.

View Event
Agency and aesthetics: A symposium on the expanded field of photography
Agency and aesthetics: A symposium on the expanded field of photography

Free – registrations required Book now

This day-long symposium invites artists, writers, critics, academics and others to reflect on the work that photographs can do today and the changing significance of the image as a social or cultural representation.

View Event
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

View Event
5 musical arrangements for 5 rooms
5 musical arrangements for 5 rooms

12-1pm and 2-3pm

Free - bookings essential Book now

5 musical arrangements for 5 rooms

12-1pm and 2-3pm

Free - bookings essential Book now

View Event
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

Artworks

View Artwork

Not on display

Male Skylark
Male Skylark

Thomas Lewin

Production date
1827
Medium
gouache
Size (h x w)
360 x 315 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/57
View Artwork

Not on display

Unidentified male
Unidentified male

Hartley Webster

Production date
1863-1875
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
60 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1995
Accession no
1994/33/2/12
View Artwork

Not on display

Unidentified male
Unidentified male

George Pulman

Production date
Unknown
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
60 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1994
Accession no
1994/48/21
View Artwork

Not on display

Untitled [male sitter]
Untitled [male sitter]

Margaret Preston

Production date
Unknown
Medium
charcoal
Size (h x w)
367 x 260 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/360
View Artwork

Not on display

Unidentified male
Unidentified male

Hartley Webster

Production date
1863-1875
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
60 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1995
Accession no
1994/33/2/5
View Artwork

Not on display

Female/Male figures
Female/Male figures

Ross Ritchie

Production date
1984
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
838 x 755 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/12
View Artwork

Not on display

Male nude, seated and standing
Male nude, seated and standing

Rembrandt van Rijn

Production date
circa 1646
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
194 x 127 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/18/8
View Artwork

Not on display

Aphrodite
Aphrodite

Tanya Ashken

Production date
1967
Medium
Carrara marble
Size (h x w)
7555 x 260 x 220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2020
Accession no
2020/26
View Artwork

Not on display

Male Order
Male Order

Julian Dashper

Production date
1989-1990
Medium
silver gelatin print, pencil drawing
Size (h x w)
625 x 575 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2016
Accession no
C2016/1/20/3.1-2
View Artwork

Not on display

Unidentified male
Unidentified male

William Collis

Production date
Unknown
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
60 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1994
Accession no
1994/48/25
View Artwork

Not on display

Asmat Wood Male Figure
Asmat Wood Male Figure

Unknown artist

Production date
Unknown
Medium
wood
Size (h x w)
930 x 270 x 220 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1984
Accession no
C1994/1/135
View Artwork

Not on display

Unidentified male
Unidentified male

James Foy

Production date
1863-1875
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
60 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1995
Accession no
1994/33/2/41
View Artwork

Not on display

Clematis, male
Clematis, male

John Moore

Production date
1930s
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
88 x 90 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Josephine K Forbes in memory of her uncle, John L Moore, 1991
Accession no
1991/20/4
View Artwork

Not on display

Talosaga pouli: Ancient worship of the black lizard by night
Talosaga pouli: Ancient worship of the black lizard by night

Fatu Feu'u

Production date
2001
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
988 x 1291 x 45 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2002
Accession no
2002/25/1
View Artwork

Not on display

Unidentified male
Unidentified male

Unknown artist

Production date
1863-1875
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
60 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1995
Accession no
1994/33/2/1
View Artwork

Not on display

Unidentified male
Unidentified male

E S Richards

Production date
1863-1875
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
60 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1995
Accession no
1994/33/2/25
View Artwork

Not on display

Unidentified male
Unidentified male

Thomas Price

Production date
1863-1875
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
60 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1995
Accession no
1994/33/2/7
View Artwork

Not on display

A Huia Male Stone Hammer ; a Huia Female Bone Pick
A Huia Male Stone Hammer ; a Huia Female Bone Pick

Christine Hellyar

Production date
1982
Medium
ink on paper
Size (h x w)
650 x 500 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/44/4
View Artwork

Not on display

Unidentified male
Unidentified male

Hartley Webster

Production date
1863-1875
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
60 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1995
Accession no
1994/33/2/13
View Artwork

Not on display

Unidentified male
Unidentified male

Thomas Price

Production date
1863-1875
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
60 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1995
Accession no
1994/33/2/8
View Artwork

Not on display

Unidentified male
Unidentified male

E S Richards

Production date
1863-1975
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
60 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1995
Accession no
1994/33/2/23
View Artwork

Not on display

Unidentified male
Unidentified male

Thomas Price

Production date
1863-1875
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
60 x 100 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1995
Accession no
1994/33/2/4
View Artwork

Not on display

Male Shield Fern
Male Shield Fern

Fiona MacDonald

Production date
1993
Medium
collage, off-set lithograph
Size (h x w)
323 x 220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1995
Accession no
1994/30/3
View Artwork

Not on display

Untitled (Male Rock/Pop Singer)
Untitled (Male Rock/Pop Singer)

Ronnie van Hout

Production date
1993
Medium
embroidery cotton on cotton duck
Size (h x w)
500 x 350 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1994
Accession no
C1994/1/522
View Artwork

Not on display

Male portrait with cartridge belt
Male portrait with cartridge belt

Thomas Andrew

Production date
Unknown
Medium
albumen print
Size (h x w)
148 x 103 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2002
Accession no
2002/20/5
View Artwork

Not on display

Male symbol II (hand on chest)
Male symbol II (hand on chest)

Sharyn Black

Production date
01 Aug 1977
Medium
photograph
Size (h x w)
140 x 207 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/14/145
View Artwork

Not on display

The glorious dead
The glorious dead

Richard Killeen

Production date
1968
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
792 x 787 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Richard Killeen, 2000
Accession no
2000/11
View Artwork

Not on display

Portrait of David Cowan
Portrait of David Cowan

Henry Raeburn

Production date
circa 1823
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
590 x 490 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of the Barbara Coughlan Estate, 2009
Accession no
2010/3
View Artwork

Not on display

[Studies of dog, hands and male profile]
[Studies of dog, hands and male profile]

John Weeks

Production date
Unknown
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
209 x 165 mm
Credit line
John Weeks Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2010/1/12/45
View Artwork

Not on display

Boys in a tree
Boys in a tree

Robert N Field

Production date
1951
Medium
linocut
Size (h x w)
158 x 148 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1980
Accession no
1980/40/5
View Artwork

Not on display

Head of a boy
Head of a boy

Edward Friström

Production date
1910
Medium
oil on canvas on board
Size (h x w)
193 x 159 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/37/1
View Artwork

Not on display

Portrait
Portrait

Ronald Dunlop

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on plywood
Size (h x w)
457 x 355 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/12
View Artwork

Not on display

Sean and Lisa
Sean and Lisa

Rebecca Swan

Production date
1999
Medium
silver gelatin selenium toned
Size (h x w)
780 x 895 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2019
Accession no
2019/6/7
View Artwork

Not on display

Head of a Maori boy
Head of a Maori boy

Rita Angus

Production date
circa 1938
Medium
oil on canvas on plywood
Size (h x w)
422 x 310 x 4 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/26
View Artwork

Not on display

Boys Heads, Tréboul
Boys Heads, Tréboul

Frances Hodgkins

Production date
1927
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
400 x 490 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Winstone Bequest, 1954
Accession no
1954/9/8
View Artwork

Not on display

George
George

Frances Hodgkins

Production date
circa 1896
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
454 x 315 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1972
Accession no
1972/2
View Archive
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

Ideas

Articles

More