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Mother Tongue
Mother Tongue

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Mother Tongue

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Intimate Portraits
Intimate Portraits

Free entry

Intimate Portraits

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Property of a Gentleman
Property of a Gentleman

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Property of a Gentleman

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Performance Portraits
Performance Portraits

Performance Portraits

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Rita Angus: Life & Vision
Rita Angus: Life & Vision

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Rita Angus: Life & Vision

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Made Active: The Chartwell Show
Made Active: The Chartwell Show

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Made Active: The Chartwell Show

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Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation
Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation

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Fiona Pardington: A Beautiful Hesitation

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Frances Hodgkins – Colour and Light
Frances Hodgkins – Colour and Light

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Frances Hodgkins – Colour and Light

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Te Hei Tiki
Te Hei Tiki

$5 - $7

Te Hei Tiki

$5 - $7

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20th Century Modern: Picasso, Chagall, Moore...
20th Century Modern: Picasso, Chagall, Moore...

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20th Century Modern: Picasso, Chagall, Moore...

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Te Kore, Te Po, Te Ao Marama
Te Kore, Te Po, Te Ao Marama

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Te Kore, Te Po, Te Ao Marama

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Flight Plan
Flight Plan

Flight Plan

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Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation
Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation

$10 – $12.50, Members FREE, Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation

$10 – $12.50, Members FREE, Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

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British and French Modernism
British and French Modernism

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British and French Modernism

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

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Henry Fuseli: Dark Chambers of the Mind

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The Enchanted Garden
The Enchanted Garden

$5 - $7

The Enchanted Garden

$5 - $7

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Honoré Daumier: Mirror to the World
Honoré Daumier: Mirror to the World

Free entry

Honoré Daumier: Mirror to the World

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Grand Designs
Grand Designs

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Grand Designs

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Hei konei mai: We'll meet again
Hei konei mai: We'll meet again

Free entry

Hei konei mai: We'll meet again

Free entry

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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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Central do Brasil (Central Station) 1998
Central do Brasil (Central Station) 1998

12pm

Free

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew. 

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Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)

8pm

Free entry

Dark, stylish, and captivating, Heavenly Creatures came from screen writer Fran Walsh’s long fascination with the Parker-Hulme case where two teenagers who invented imaginary worlds and wrote under imaginary personas murdered Pauline Parker’s mother in June 1954.

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

8pm

Free entry

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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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La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) 2009
La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) 2009

1pm

Free

Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the 'Milk of Sorrow', which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped in times of terrorism in Peru during or soon after pregnancy. 

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Mother's Milk: Writers in first language and translation
Mother's Milk: Writers in first language and translation

12pm

Free

Join us for the return of Writers Lounge – a series of engaging discussions and conversations between writers and social commentators in our auditorium.

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Tea with Mussolini (1999)
Tea with Mussolini (1999)

1pm

Free

Tea With Mussolini is a touching and nostalgic, semi-autobiographical movie based on the director’s memories of his childhood in Florence before and during World War II. 

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Doc Edge presents: The Sound of Her Guitar (2016)
Doc Edge presents: The Sound of Her Guitar (2016)

2pm

$5 + booking fee Buy tickets

The opening sequence of a very young boy delivering a sermon with vitriolic hatred in his eyes sets the scene for this chilling recording of the spread of radical Islam in Pakistan, and the resulting clash of ideologies between moderate and fundamentalist forces.

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6 x 7: Student short film screening
6 x 7: Student short film screening

3pm

Free

Join us for a special, one-off screening of six, seven minute films made by the 2017 University of Auckland Screen Production Honours students.

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New Members Tour: Sat 27 Feb
New Members Tour: Sat 27 Feb

11am–12pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

In this wayfinding tour, you will be introduced to the Gallery’s layout, iconic artworks and the key sites in our award-winning building, including the Members lounge.

New Members Tour: Sat 27 Feb

11am–12pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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New Members Tour: Wed 10 Feb
New Members Tour: Wed 10 Feb

2–3pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

In this wayfinding tour, you will be introduced to the Gallery’s layout, iconic artworks and the key sites in our award-winning building, including the Members lounge.

New Members Tour: Wed 10 Feb

2–3pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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La danza de la realidad (The Dance of Reality) 2013
La danza de la realidad (The Dance of Reality) 2013

1pm

Free

Based on Jorodowsky’s life, the film blends his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry and reflects his philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a 'dance' created by our own imaginations. 

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New Zealand Dance Week
New Zealand Dance Week

2pm

Free

Celebrating New Zealand Dance Week, this programme presents three engaging works by Auckland dance artists. 

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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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Doc Edge Pride presents: Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life
Doc Edge Pride presents: Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

6.30pm

$17 + fee Gallery Members, $19 + fee non-Members Buy tickets

Jonathan Agassi, one of the world's most successful gay porn stars, built his fame and success on what is considered a global taboo, but in fact pleases millions. 

Doc Edge Pride presents: Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

6.30pm

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Curator tours of Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Christian Orthodox World
Curator tours of Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Christian Orthodox World

Various dates, 1.45 — 2.30pm

Adult $24.50, Concession $19.50, Members free Book now

Curator tours of Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Christian Orthodox World

Various dates, 1.45 — 2.30pm

Adult $24.50, Concession $19.50, Members free Book now

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After hours talk: Nalini Malani
After hours talk: Nalini Malani

6pm

Free entry

Join visiting contemporary Indian artist Nalini Malani for an illustrated talk on her past and current body of work.

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Embrace (2016)
Embrace (2016)

3pm

Free

A documentary by Australian body image activist Taryn Brumfitt on her campaign to counteract the intense and unrelenting pressures on Western women and girls to fixate on appearance.

Embrace (2016)

3pm

Free

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Hidden symbols: decoding vanitas paintings
Hidden symbols: decoding vanitas paintings

12pm

Free

Senior Curator, Mary Kisler looks at the symbolism of the vanitas used by both 17th century painters such as Bourjinon, Collier and Netscher and contemporary New Zealand photographer Fiona Pardington.

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Animated short film screenings
Animated short film screenings

11am or 1pm

Free

Enjoy a compilation of animated short films for all ages kindly presented by Alliance Française Auckland for the October school holidays.

Animated short film screenings

11am or 1pm

Free

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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.

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French Language Weekend: Short films
French Language Weekend: Short films

3.30pm

Free

In conjunction with Alliance Française Auckland we are pleased to screen a compilation of short films courtesy of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – the world's leading film festival dedicated to short films. 

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Children's short film programme
Children's short film programme

11am and 1pm

Free

In conjunction with Alliance Française Auckland we are pleased to screen a compilation of short films courtesy of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – the world's leading film festival dedicated to short films.

Children's short film programme

11am and 1pm

Free

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French Language Weekend: Children's short films
French Language Weekend: Children's short films

12pm

Free

In conjunction with Alliance Française Auckland we are pleased to screen a compilation of short films courtesy of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – the world's leading film festival dedicated to short films.

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Children's short film programme
Children's short film programme

11am

Free

Auckland Art Gallery, in partnership with Alliance Française Auckland, is pleased to offer you free animated short film screenings, for children and adults, over the September school holidays.

Children's short film programme

11am

Free

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Children's short film programme
Children's short film programme

11am and 1pm

Free

Auckland Art Gallery, in partnership with Alliance Française Auckland, is pleased to offer you free animated short film screenings, for children and adults, over the September school holidays.

Children's short film programme

11am and 1pm

Free

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Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga
Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga

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A major new wānanga toi Māori, Toi Te Kupu: Whakaahuatanga is to be held in Tāmaki Makaurau to coincide with this winter’s Matariki.

Artworks

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Mothers
Mothers

The Women's Gallery

Production date
1981
Medium
Colour poster on paper
Size (h x w)
435 x 290 mm
Credit line
Women's Art Exhibition Posters, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Juliet Batten, 2008
Accession no
RC2008/4/20
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Whistler's Mothers
Whistler's Mothers

W D Hammond

Production date
2000
Medium
pencil, ink, acrylic on paper
Size (h x w)
1400 x 1850 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/25
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Mothers New Zealand
Mothers New Zealand

Women and Arts Festival The Women's Gallery

Production date
1982
Medium
Colour poster on paper
Size (h x w)
420 x 298 mm
Credit line
Women's Art Exhibition Posters, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Juliet Batten, 2008
Accession no
RC2008/4/6
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Shield for Ancient Mothers
Shield for Ancient Mothers

Claudia Pond Eyley

Production date
1983
Medium
acrylic and collage on canvas
Size (h x w)
1747 x 1638 x 70 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
1983/46
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Madonna and Child
Madonna and Child

Marco d' Oggiono

Production date
circa 1490
Medium
tempera on panel
Size (h x w)
655 x 530 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the assistance of the National Art Collection Fund, 1966
Accession no
M1966/1
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Olympia (large plate)
Olympia (large plate)

Edouard Manet

Production date
1867
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
132 x 183 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/25/1
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Child in a Pram
Child in a Pram

Frances Hodgkins

Production date
circa 1925
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
864 x 685 x 80 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/20/4
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Mother and Child
Mother and Child

Frances Hodgkins

Production date
circa 1921
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
407 x 376 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1958
Accession no
1958/16/1
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Mother and Child
Mother and Child

Harold Gilman

Production date
1918
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
698 x 507 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1952. Frame sponsored by Graham Mitchell.
Accession no
1952/2/1
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Ruatoria
Ruatoria

Ans Westra

Production date
1964
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
285 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1980
Accession no
1980/51/6
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Les hommages du petit Saint Jean
Les hommages du petit Saint Jean

Jacques Callot

Production date
circa 1622-1629
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
92 x 68 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/226
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Maori mother and child
Maori mother and child

Russell Clark

Production date
circa 1957
Medium
waipara limestone
Size (h x w)
360 x 330 x 220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Ilene and Laurence Dakin Bequest, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/32
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Transformations 2 - Mother of Pearl
Transformations 2 - Mother of Pearl

Joanna Margaret Paul

Production date
1984
Medium
pencil and watercolour
Size (h x w)
457 x 608 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/19/2
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Magi adorant Iesum
Magi adorant Iesum

Jacques Callot

Production date
1633
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
70 x 45 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1976
Accession no
1976/16/1/9
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Saint Anne, mere de la Sainte Vierge
Saint Anne, mere de la Sainte Vierge

Jacques Callot

Production date
1630s
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
216 x 125 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/488
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Untitled
Untitled

Pat Hanly

Production date
1981
Medium
drypoint from acrylic sheet (tonal area RHS produced by rubbing with sandpaper)
Size (h x w)
150 x 175 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1990
Accession no
1991/19/4
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The beach at Marsden Point, Whangarei, 1982
The beach at Marsden Point, Whangarei, 1982

Ans Westra

Production date
1984
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
327 x 304 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/27/1
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Portrait of My Mother
Portrait of My Mother

David Gommon

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
890 x 712 x 30 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1950
Accession no
1950/2/18
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Woman Suckling an Infant
Woman Suckling an Infant

Francesco Bartolozzi Giovan Francesco Barbieri known as Guercino

Production date
circa 1764-1790s
Medium
etching in sepia ink
Size (h x w)
208 x 298 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr G M Mitford, 1883
Accession no
1883/1/17
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Mother and Child
Mother and Child

Harold Gilman

Production date
1918
Medium
pen and black ink, squared off in red ink
Size (h x w)
380 x 254 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/28
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Auckland, 21 October 1993 (Family/trinity image)
Auckland, 21 October 1993 (Family/trinity image)

Laurence Aberhart

Production date
1993
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
190 x 243 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1994
Accession no
1994/9/2
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Mother and Child
Mother and Child

Helen Barc

Production date
Unknown
Medium
pen and wash
Size (h x w)
233 x 275 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1953
Accession no
1953/7/2
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Mother and Child
Mother and Child

Henry Moore

Production date
1973
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
489 x 368 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Institute of Contemporary Prints, 1976
Accession no
1976/57/49
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Anna, Josephine, And Self
Anna, Josephine, And Self

Davida Allen

Production date
1985
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1671 x 2533 x 85 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1986
Accession no
C1994/1/172
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Untitled No.8
Untitled No.8

Davida Allen

Production date
1983
Medium
pencil, and chalk pastel on paper
Size (h x w)
565 x 385 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1988
Accession no
C1994/1/280
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Holy Family and Angel Playing a Violin
Holy Family and Angel Playing a Violin

Francesco Bartolozzi Giovan Francesco Barbieri known as Guercino

Production date
circa 1764-circa 1765
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
339 x 470 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr G M Mitford, 1883
Accession no
1883/1/2
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Reclining Figures and Reclining Mother and Child
Reclining Figures and Reclining Mother and Child

Henry Moore

Production date
1971
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
647 x 470 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Institute of Contemporary Prints, 1976
Accession no
1976/57/46
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Little Handful
Little Handful

Salomon van Abbé

Production date
1929
Medium
drypoint
Size (h x w)
263 x 265 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/248
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Madonna and Child
Madonna and Child

Unknown artist

Production date
circa 1460
Medium
wood and gesso
Size (h x w)
825 x 280 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Watson Bequest, 1965
Accession no
1965/29/1
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Virgin and Child
Virgin and Child

Francesco Bartolozzi Giovan Francesco Barbieri known as Guercino

Production date
circa 1764-1790s
Medium
etching in sepia ink
Size (h x w)
290 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr G M Mitford, 1883
Accession no
1883/1/21
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Mokai, near Wairakei, 1984
Mokai, near Wairakei, 1984

Ans Westra

Production date
1984
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
348 x 304 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/27/6
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Large composition with Harry folding napkin
Large composition with Harry folding napkin

Michael Smither

Production date
1968
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
1272 x 971 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Gift Collection, 2008
Accession no
2008/16/2
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La mere et ses trois enfants
La mere et ses trois enfants

Jacques Callot

Production date
1622
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
137 x 87 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/159
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Saint Anne, Mother of the Virgin Mary
Saint Anne, Mother of the Virgin Mary

Pere Girard

Production date
circa 1470
Medium
tempera and gesso on panel
Size (h x w)
1295 x 609 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1966
Accession no
1966/26
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Pietà (The 'Caprarola' Lamentation)
Pietà (The 'Caprarola' Lamentation)

Annibale Carracci

Production date
1597
Medium
etching with engraving and drypoint
Size (h x w)
124 x 163 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/30
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Madonna and Child
Madonna and Child

Jacob Epstein

Production date
1950
Medium
lead
Size (h x w)
349 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/21
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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
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Women's Art Exhibition Posters
Women's Art Exhibition Posters
Production date
1979-1990
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Juliet Batten, 2008
Accession no
RC2008/4

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