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Ruth Buchanan artist project: The Curtain
Ruth Buchanan artist project: The Curtain

Free entry

Ruth Buchanan artist project: The Curtain

Free entry

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The Walters Prize 2006
The Walters Prize 2006

Free entry

The Walters Prize 2006

Free entry

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The Walters Prize 2014
The Walters Prize 2014

Free entry

The Walters Prize 2014

Free entry

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In conversation: Joyce Campbell with Balamohan Shingade
In conversation: Joyce Campbell with Balamohan Shingade

3pm

Free

Join Walters Prize 2016 finalist Joyce Campbell in conversation with Balamohan Shingade,  Manager and Curator, Malcolm Smith Gallery.

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Roger Taberner on Don Driver
Roger Taberner on Don Driver

1pm

Free

 Join Learning Programmes Manager Roger Taberner for a personal review of iconic New Zealand artist, Don Driver.

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EarthGarden Tasting
EarthGarden Tasting

12–1pm, 1–2pm & 2–3pm

Free for Members (RSVP required, R18) Book now

Members are invited to taste the new EarthGarden range, courtesy of Villa Maria. Pick a tasting timeslot and hear from the good folk on the vineyards how they’re making their practice more sustainable.

EarthGarden Tasting

12–1pm, 1–2pm & 2–3pm

Free for Members (RSVP required, R18) Book now

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SOLD OUT Writers Festival 2019 – The Meaning of Trees: Robert Vennell
SOLD OUT Writers Festival 2019 – The Meaning of Trees: Robert Vennell

10.15–11.15am

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 – The Meaning of Trees: Robert Vennell

10.15–11.15am

Earlybird $20, General admission $25

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Discovering what's new with FamilySearch
Discovering what's new with FamilySearch

12–1pm

FREE

A refresher and an update to what's new with FamilySearch's New Zealand and Pacific operations manager Mike Higgins.

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Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys — the research, the travelling, the discoveries
Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys — the research, the travelling, the discover...

2–3pm

Free

To celebrate the final day of Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys, join Senior Curator, International Art, Mary Kisler, former Research Library Manager, Catherine Hammond and Principal Conservator, Sarah Hillary for an in-depth look at the lengthy and dedicated journey they had to take in order to create this landmark exhibition. 

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Penelope Jackson: Art Crime in New Zealand – do we have a problem?
Penelope Jackson: Art Crime in New Zealand – do we have a problem?

3pm

Free

Join us for an illustrated talk by Penelope Jackson about art crime in New Zealand calling on historical and contemporary case studies.

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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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Archive display and talk: Catherine Hammond
Archive display and talk: Catherine Hammond

12.45pm

Fully booked

Join Catherine Hammond, Auckland Art Gallery’s Research Library Manager, as she introduces the Library’s new display case exhibition, Tate & Us: The ongoing relationship between Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Tate.

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Catherine Hammond: Collective Women
Catherine Hammond: Collective Women

10.30am

Fully booked

Join Catherine Hammond, Auckland Art Gallery’s Research Library Manager, as she introduces the Library’s new exhibition. Spaces are limited, booking required.

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Back Office: Archiving Exhibitions
Back Office: Archiving Exhibitions

5:30–6pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

Each month, we’re passing the mic to the people we work with to share the stories from the Back Office. Be it their favourite artwork, research or experiences on the job, they’ll be sharing their projects and passions.

 

Back Office: Archiving Exhibitions

5:30–6pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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The liveable city: Place-making and public art
The liveable city: Place-making and public art

4–6pm

$22, Members only Book now

How does art transform our experience of living in an intensely urban setting?

Public Art Project Manager Kim Martinengo gives an insightful talk on placemaking and pop-up art in Tāmaki Makaurau, followed by a guided tour, led by Lucy Moore, of open-air artworks in the area surrounding our Gallery.

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The Great Museum (2014)
The Great Museum (2014)

3pm

Free

The documentary The Great Museum is a curious, witty and humorous peek behind the scenes at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

The Great Museum (2014)

3pm

Free

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She Claims: Art Matters – Judy Darragh and Rhana Devenport
She Claims: Art Matters – Judy Darragh and Rhana Devenport

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, General Admission $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. We kick off this series, just before the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, with a conversation between two inspiring women: Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devenport and visual artist Judy Darragh.

She Claims: Art Matters – Judy Darragh and Rhana Devenport

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, General Admission $75 Book now

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Painting as protest in the prisons of the French Revolution
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Painting as protest in the prisons of the French Rev...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson uncovers the extraordinary story behind a group of well-known landscapes painted on plates by the renowned French landscape and decorative artist Hubert Robert (1733-1808) during his imprisonment as a political suspect during the Terror. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Painting as protest in the prisons of the French Rev...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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My Art Collector Series: Collecting Art – An Insider’s View
My Art Collector Series: Collecting Art – An Insider’s View

5.45–7pm

FREE Members-only

Associate Professor Linda Tyler chairs a panel of art pundits, who will give you an insider’s view to collecting art.

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Treasures of the Grand Tour: Italy through British eyes
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Treasures of the Grand Tour: Italy through British e...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson, to explore the ‘lure of Italy’ for British tourists in the eighteenth century in this online lecture. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Treasures of the Grand Tour: Italy through British e...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Visible (and Invisible) Voices
Visible (and Invisible) Voices

10.30am–11.30am

FREE

Visible Voices presents a Tongan lens on John Webber drawings (takohi) and images ('ata) of early European contact with Tonga (c. 1784).

We are excited to host a research presentation by Hūfanga Dr ‘Ōkusitino Māhina followed by a panel discussion in response to his learnings and findings.

Visible (and Invisible) Voices

10.30am–11.30am

FREE

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CANCELLED Guest talk: Tate conservator Bronwyn Ormsby
CANCELLED Guest talk: Tate conservator Bronwyn Ormsby

7–8pm

Gallery and NZCCM Members $15, Students $10, Standard $20 Book now

CANCELLED Guest talk: Tate conservator Bronwyn Ormsby

7–8pm

Gallery and NZCCM Members $15, Students $10, Standard $20 Book now

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India

6 – 7pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only (RSVP required) Book now

In advance of an exhibition on the history and meanings of colour (2022), Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson explores exuberant paintings of British painter Howard Hodgkin through his relationship to India and its artistic traditions. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. Please note, this lecture will be held onsite in the Gallery Auditorium. As spaces are limited, please register for a free ticket using the booking link.

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India

6 – 7pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only (RSVP required) Book now

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Te Haerenga | A conversation with Shane Cotton
Te Haerenga | A conversation with Shane Cotton

12.30–1.30pm

Free, Members only

Honoa ki te hono tawhiti ka kitea ai ki nga ringatoi Māori o enei rā. | Connect to the ancient past and see it through contemporary Māori artists. Journey with the artist, Shane Cotton and Senior Curator of International Art, Sophie Matthiesson as they explore the significance of vessels like the one central to the exhibition design, Te Puawai (pictured). During their midday conversation, they’ll explore the curatorial thinking behind Te Haerenga | The Passage.

Te Haerenga | A conversation with Shane Cotton

12.30–1.30pm

Free, Members only

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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

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We Speak as One
We Speak as One

2–4pm

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We Speak as One features speakers who will explore culture, religion and disability to gain a broader understanding of how events can be created to be more accessible and inclusive throughout Aotearoa.

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ON DISPLAY: Being Human
ON DISPLAY: Being Human

12.30–1.30pm

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A sculpture challenging the notion of beauty while honouring diversity and inclusion.

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for precision
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for preci...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson as she reconstructs the artistic dialogue between Dutch abstract painter, Piet Mondrian and his younger British colleague, Ben Nicholson. Their relationship flourished in north London in late 1938, when the two friends worked side by side in neighbouring studios as the clouds of World War II gathered. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for preci...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Biennale Archive Stories #4: Mami Kataoka with Rhana Devenport: An Open Interview with Lisa Reihana, John Reynolds and Peter Robinson
Biennale Archive Stories #4: Mami Kataoka with Rhana Devenport: An Open Intervie...

6pm

Free

As part of the Biennale of Sydney’s investigation into their Archive, 21st Biennale Artistic Director Mami Kataoka and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki Director Rhana Devenport co-moderate a conversation with three New Zealand artists whose contributions to Biennale of Sydney editions in 1998, 2000, 2006 and 2012 remain in our memories.

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson to hear the story behind the creation of Claude Monet’s extraordinary water gardens at Giverny and the evolution of his Japanese bridge series, culminating in a discussion of a late bridge painting made by Monet, on loan at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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

6—7pm

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, 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

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

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Denmark Design Members Late Night
Denmark Design Members Late Night

6.30–9.30pm

Members $35, non-Members $85 (includes a one-year membership) Book now

At this Members Late Night, journalist and design-enthusiast Jeremy Hansen will talk with design curator Justine Olsen, interior designer Rufus Knight and architect Jon Rennie about how Scandinavian design aesthetics and principles continue to influence Aotearoa New Zealand today.

Denmark Design Members Late Night

6.30–9.30pm

Members $35, non-Members $85 (includes a one-year membership) Book now

Artworks

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Gavin Rowe, Assistant, I.V.C. Plant Production Manager
Gavin Rowe, Assistant, I.V.C. Plant Production Manager

Glenn Busch

Production date
1982
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
229 x 227 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
1983/63/10
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The Manager and family on Mr Traver's Station
The Manager and family on Mr Traver's Station

William Travers

Production date
Unknown
Medium
albumen photographic print
Size (h x w)
107 x 173 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1988
Accession no
1988/17/36
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Percy Dix, Founder of Fuller's Shows
Percy Dix, Founder of Fuller's Shows

A Vyvyan Hunt

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
283 x 168 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/10/1
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Les Palmer, Production Manager, Christchurch Gas Works
Les Palmer, Production Manager, Christchurch Gas Works

Glenn Busch

On display

Production date
1982
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
228 x 227 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
1983/63/24
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Travers's Station 7 : The Manager's House
Travers's Station 7 : The Manager's House

William Travers

Production date
Unknown
Medium
albumen photographic print
Size (h x w)
167 x 217 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1988
Accession no
1988/17/57
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