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Manpower: Myths of Masculinity
Manpower: Myths of Masculinity

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Manpower: Myths of Masculinity

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Southern Myths
Southern Myths

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Southern Myths

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

Dane Mitchell: Iris, Iris, Iris

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Love, Longing, Loss
Love, Longing, Loss

Love, Longing, Loss

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Te Moananui a Kiwa
Te Moananui a Kiwa

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Te Moananui a Kiwa

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Te Haerenga | The Passage
Te Haerenga | The Passage

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Te Haerenga | The Passage

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Lisa Reihana: in Pursuit of Venus [infected]
Lisa Reihana: in Pursuit of Venus [infected]

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Lisa Reihana: in Pursuit of Venus [infected]

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Through the Eyes of Shirin Neshat
Through the Eyes of Shirin Neshat

$5 - $7

Through the Eyes of Shirin Neshat

$5 - $7

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Mystic Truths
Mystic Truths

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Mystic Truths

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Anzac: Tides of Blood (2015)
Anzac: Tides of Blood (2015)

2pm

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Actor Sam Neill confronts the Anzac Centenary through the lens of his family’s military tradition. He uncovers forgotten truths that reveal the power of the enduring myth of Anzac that still haunt our two countries’ histories.

Anzac: Tides of Blood (2015)

2pm

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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

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Artist talk: Dane Mitchell on Iris, Iris, Iris
Artist talk: Dane Mitchell on Iris, Iris, Iris

2pm

FREE (Members only)

Join artist Dane Mitchell for a free Members talk in his exhibition 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

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.

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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

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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

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Art After Hours: F'Rock Da Base
Art After Hours: F'Rock Da Base

6–10pm

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Pacific Sisters present Art After Hours: F'rock Da Base

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Taane Mete: Pōhutukawa
Taane Mete: Pōhutukawa

1 – 1.35pm and 2.30 – 3.05pm

FREE

Taane Mete: Pōhutukawa

1 – 1.35pm and 2.30 – 3.05pm

FREE

Artworks

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Ajax at Manuka Gully
Ajax at Manuka Gully

Marian Maguire

Production date
2001
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
640 x 535 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/1
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Achilles carries Penthesilea through Doubtful Sound
Achilles carries Penthesilea through Doubtful Sound

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
2003/39/4
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Milford Sound
Milford Sound

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
2003/39/5
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Achilles slays Hector at Otira Gorge
Achilles slays Hector at Otira Gorge

Marian Maguire

Production date
2003
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/7
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Achilles and Ajax
Achilles and Ajax

Marian Maguire

Production date
2001
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/2
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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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Pseudopanax Achilles Penthesilea
Pseudopanax Achilles Penthesilea

Marian Maguire

Production date
2001
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/3
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Murchison
Murchison

Marian Maguire

Production date
2001
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/6
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Manuka Gully - Ajax
Manuka Gully - Ajax

Marian Maguire

Production date
2001
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
640 x 535 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/9
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Achilles crying out at the trench, confusing the Trojan Army
Achilles crying out at the trench, confusing the Trojan Army

Henry Fuseli

On display

Production date
circa 1815
Medium
pencil with mauve and grey wash
Size (h x w)
400 x 277 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/71
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Bacchanals II
Bacchanals II

Jacopo Amigoni

On display

Production date
1730s
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
455 x 380 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/2
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The Great Father and Ancient Night
The Great Father and Ancient Night

Henry Fuseli

Production date
circa 1800-circa 1810
Medium
pencil, grey wash and blue wash
Size (h x w)
665 x 493 x 28 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/73
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Robyn Kahukiwa: Waahine Toa: Women in Maori Myth
Robyn Kahukiwa: Waahine Toa: Women in Maori Myth

Wairarapa Arts Centre Robyn Kahukiwa

Production date
1983
Medium
Colour poster on paper
Size (h x w)
595 x 419 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
RC2008/4/28
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The Satyr and the Peasant
The Satyr and the Peasant

Wenceslaus Hollar Adam Elsheimer

Production date
1644
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
77 x 102 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/27
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Papatuenuku is out in the cold. Those pine trees, they've got to go.
Papatuenuku is out in the cold. Those pine trees, they've got to go.

Tony Fomison

Production date
1985
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
260 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/38/3
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Absolom's Pillar
Absolom's Pillar

Jacob Epstein

Production date
Unknown
Medium
pencil and watercolour
Size (h x w)
584 x 44 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/30
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Eros and Psyche
Eros and Psyche

Henry Fuseli

Production date
1808
Medium
pen, pencil and watercolour
Size (h x w)
233 x 358 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/63
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Death and Sin bridging the 'Waste' of chaos and met by Satan on his return from Earth
Death and Sin bridging the 'Waste' of chaos and met by Satan on his return from...

Henry Fuseli

Production date
circa 1819-circa 1821
Medium
pencil, pen and watercolour
Size (h x w)
393 x 315 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/64
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Amavia finds her knight, Sir Mordant, bewitched in Acrasia's Bower of Bliss
Amavia finds her knight, Sir Mordant, bewitched in Acrasia's Bower of Bliss

Henry Fuseli

Production date
1810
Medium
pencil pen with grey wash
Size (h x w)
310 x 398 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/75
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Circe absolving Medea and Jason of the killing of Medea's brother Absyrtos
Circe absolving Medea and Jason of the killing of Medea's brother Absyrtos

Henry Fuseli

Production date
1808
Medium
pencil with brown and grey wash
Size (h x w)
425 x 271 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/70
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Tane Mahuta
Tane Mahuta

Arnold Manaaki Wilson

Production date
1957
Medium
kauri
Size (h x w)
1210 x 213 x 148 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1992
Accession no
1992/33/2
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Bacchanals I
Bacchanals I

Jacopo Amigoni

On display

Production date
1730s
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
454 x 378 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1887
Accession no
1887/1/1
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Chriemhild throwing herself on the body of Siegfried, assassinated by Hagen
Chriemhild throwing herself on the body of Siegfried, assassinated by Hagen

Henry Fuseli

Production date
1805
Medium
pen and ink with brown wash
Size (h x w)
186 x 319 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/60
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Hephaestus, Bia and Kratos securing Prometheus on Mount Caucasus
Hephaestus, Bia and Kratos securing Prometheus on Mount Caucasus

Henry Fuseli

Production date
circa 1800-circa 1810
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
359 x 302 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/80
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The Satyr and the Peasant
The Satyr and the Peasant

Wenceslaus Hollar

Production date
1644-1652
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
99 x 109 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/28
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Five Satyrs and Two Nymphs
Five Satyrs and Two Nymphs

Wenceslaus Hollar Adam Elsheimer

Production date
1650
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
70 x 105 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/25
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Untitled
Untitled

Mick Namerari Tjapaltjarri

Production date
1994
Medium
acrylic on linen
Size (h x w)
913 x 615 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1995
Accession no
C1995/1/8
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Doris
Doris

Georges Braque

Production date
circa 1932
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
303 x 224 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/6/3
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Aphrodite carrying off Paris after his battle with Menelaus
Aphrodite carrying off Paris after his battle with Menelaus

Henry Fuseli

Production date
circa 1768-circa 1769
Medium
pen with grey and pink wash
Size (h x w)
218 x 178 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/52
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The Rescue of the Infant Oedipus
The Rescue of the Infant Oedipus

Salvator Rosa

Production date
1663
Medium
etching with drypoint
Size (h x w)
724 x 473 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/32
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Siegfried and Chriemhild
Siegfried and Chriemhild

Henry Fuseli

Production date
1807
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
480 x 360 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/69
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Polyphemus hurling the rock at Odysseus
Polyphemus hurling the rock at Odysseus

Henry Fuseli

Production date
circa 1819
Medium
pencil, grey wash, blue wash and brown wash
Size (h x w)
460 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/74
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Virgil, Dante and Geryon
Virgil, Dante and Geryon

Henry Fuseli

Production date
1811
Medium
pen and ink
Size (h x w)
198 x 293 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/53
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Jupiter and Antiope
Jupiter and Antiope

A M Monogrammist

On display

Production date
1643
Medium
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
451 x 374 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/144
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Proud Maui
Proud Maui

Tony Fomison

Production date
1985
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
230 x 280 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/38/7
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Head - Prometheus
Head - Prometheus

Henry Moore

Production date
Unknown
Medium
colour lithograph
Size (h x w)
381 x 278 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1952
Accession no
1953/2/35
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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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