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Two Emperors: China's Ancient Origins
Two Emperors: China's Ancient Origins

Adult: $13, Concession: $10, Children Under 12: Free, Friends of the Gallery: $10

Two Emperors: China's Ancient Origins

Adult: $13, Concession: $10, Children Under 12: Free, Friends of the Gallery: $10

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Atlantic Crossing
Atlantic Crossing

Free entry

Atlantic Crossing

Free entry

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Art & the 60's from Tate Britain
Art & the 60's from Tate Britain

Free entry

Art & the 60's from Tate Britain

Free entry

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Local Revolutionaries: Art & Change 1965–1986
Local Revolutionaries: Art & Change 1965–1986

Free entry

Local Revolutionaries: Art & Change 1965–1986

Free entry

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Colin McCahon's Titirangi
Colin McCahon's Titirangi

Colin McCahon's Titirangi

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Printing the Pacific: 1696–1804
Printing the Pacific: 1696–1804

Free entry

Printing the Pacific: 1696–1804

Free entry

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Kate Newby, I'm just like a pile of leaves
Kate Newby, I'm just like a pile of leaves

Free entry

Kate Newby, I'm just like a pile of leaves

Free entry

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Whizz Bang Pop
Whizz Bang Pop

Free entry

Whizz Bang Pop

Free entry

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Seeking Modernity
Seeking Modernity

Free entry

Seeking Modernity

Free entry

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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

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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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History Sees Division
History Sees Division

History Sees Division

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The Us in I
The Us in I

Free entry

The Us in I

Free entry

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The Subject in the Land
The Subject in the Land

The Subject in the Land

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Island Life - Robin White in New Zealand and Kiribati
Island Life - Robin White in New Zealand and Kiribati

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

Island Life - Robin White in New Zealand and Kiribati

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

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Yinka Shonibare MBE
Yinka Shonibare MBE

$7 – $9

Yinka Shonibare MBE

$7 – $9

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Te Moananui a Kiwa
Te Moananui a Kiwa

Free entry

Te Moananui a Kiwa

Free entry

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The Walters Prize 2021
The Walters Prize 2021

FREE

The Walters Prize 2021

FREE

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Handboek: Ans Westra Photographs
Handboek: Ans Westra Photographs

Free entry

Handboek: Ans Westra Photographs

Free entry

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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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Grand Designs
Grand Designs

Free entry

Grand Designs

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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Louise Henderson: From Life
Louise Henderson: From Life

Louise Henderson: From Life

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Pop-up Photo Studio
Pop-up Photo Studio

11.30am - 3.30pm

Celebrate the reopening of the Gallery this weekend by stepping into the long-gone Edo period and become part of the art of the Floating World (ukiyo-e) in our Pop-Up Photo Studio. Get your photo taken and take home your portrait on a sticker for free.

Pop-up Photo Studio

11.30am - 3.30pm

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Italian Language Weekend: Art bites
Italian Language Weekend: Art bites

1pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

A series of short talks giving you an insight into the art, music, culture and family life of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Italian Language Weekend: Art bites

1pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

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Emma Jameson: Fatal Attraction
Emma Jameson: Fatal Attraction

12pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

Assistant Curator Emma Jameson discusses the Victorian period’s fear and fascination of sexuality and how the naked female figure was clothed in various guises to satisfy both social decorum and latent desire.

Emma Jameson: Fatal Attraction

12pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

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Emma Jameson: Fatal Attraction *CANCELLED*
Emma Jameson: Fatal Attraction *CANCELLED*

1pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

Assistant Curator Emma Jameson discusses the Victorian period’s fear and fascination of sexuality and how the naked female figure was clothed in various guises to satisfy both social decorum and latent desire.

Emma Jameson: Fatal Attraction *CANCELLED*

1pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

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Artist talk: Jill Carter-Hansen
Artist talk: Jill Carter-Hansen

3pm

Free entry

Join artist Jill Carter-Hansen for her insight into her practice and her involvement in this important period in women’s politics in New Zealand.

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Natalie Bell: Renaissance portraits of women
Natalie Bell: Renaissance portraits of women

1pm

Join Dr Natalie Bell for an illustrated overview that includes key portraits from the Renaissance, as well comparative material from The Corsini Collection and gain a fascinating insight into the role of women during this period.

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Laurence Simmons: Spectacles, Street Festivals and Popular Drama in Renaissance Florence
Laurence Simmons: Spectacles, Street Festivals and Popular Drama in Renaissance...

1pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

Professor of Film Studies and former Head of the Italian Department at the University of Auckland, Laurence Simmons gives an illustrated talk in the exhibition on the popular spectacles, street festivals and drama that were an integral part of Florentine life during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

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Francis McWhannell: Picturing Piety – Italian Religious Art
Francis McWhannell: Picturing Piety – Italian Religious Art

1pm

Free

Freelance writer and curator Francis McWhannell presents an illustrated talk on artworks with religious themes produced during the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods, taking cues from the exhibition The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence

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Walters Prize: Kōrero with the jury
Walters Prize: Kōrero with the jury

11am—12pm

FREE

The Walters Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s most significant contemporary art award. Established in 2002, this year will be the tenth iteration of the Walters Prize, which was conceived as a platform to foreground excellence in the visual arts. Come and hear the jury discussing four artworks, selected for their outstanding contributions to contemporary art in New Zealand in the preceding two-year period.

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Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Baroque
Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Baroque

12pm

Free

Join Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, for a series of short talks on the exhibition, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence. 

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Art-illery: avant-garde and dictatorship during 1960s Brazil
Art-illery: avant-garde and dictatorship during 1960s Brazil

3pm

Free

Dr Genaro Vilanova Miranda Oliveira from the Latin American Studies Program at The University of Auckland presents an illustrated talk on the art and politics of Brazil during the 1960s.

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Curator's talk: Emma Jameson on A Night Without Stars
Curator's talk: Emma Jameson on A Night Without Stars

3pm

Free

Join Assistant Curator Emma Jameson for an illustrated talk about how the artists Odilon Redon, Rembrandt, William Blake, Henry Fuseli, Francisco Goya and Eugène Delacroix reacted against social upheaval to express inner worlds immersed in the shadow of reason.

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Upright Piano: Live performance
Upright Piano: Live performance

2pm

Free

In association with current exhibition Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show please join us for a live performance of Upright Piano, 2013, a work by composer Samuel Holloway with the collective et al..

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Upright Piano: Live performance
Upright Piano: Live performance

1pm

Free

In association with current exhibition Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show please join us for a performance of Upright Piano, 2013, a work by composer Samuel Holloway with the collective et al..

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Upright Piano: Live performance
Upright Piano: Live performance

2pm

Free

In association with current exhibition Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show please join us for a performance of Upright Piano, 2013, a work by composer Samuel Holloway with the collective et al..

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Freedom and Structure: Curator's tour
Freedom and Structure: Curator's tour

3pm

Free

Assistant Curator Julia Waite leads a tour of her exhibition Freedom and Structure.

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Max Beckmann: Departure (2013)
Max Beckmann: Departure (2013)

2pm

Free

A fascinating documentary about the life and work of one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, Max Beckmann (1884–1950). 

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Special General Meeting
Special General Meeting

6pm

Free

Special General Meeting

6pm

Free

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Flower Workshop: Winter Flowers Still Life – Memento Mori
Flower Workshop: Winter Flowers Still Life – Memento Mori

10.30am–12.30pm

$185 Members, $235 non-Members (includes a one-year Membership), sign up for all three workshops and save $55 Book now

Flower Workshop: Winter Flowers Still Life – Memento Mori

10.30am–12.30pm

$185 Members, $235 non-Members (includes a one-year Membership), sign up for all three workshops and save $55 Book now

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Capoeira Mandinga Aotearoa
Capoeira Mandinga Aotearoa

12pm

Free

Join Capoeira Mandinga Aotearoa for a performance and demonstration in the North Atrium.

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Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Renaissance
Art bite: Mary Kisler on the Renaissance

12pm

Free

Join Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, for a series of short talks on the exhibition, The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence. 

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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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Sriwhana Spong’s The painter-tailor – Live performance July 3
Sriwhana Spong’s The painter-tailor – Live performance July 3

2—2.20pm

Free

Renowned New Zealand musicians and audio-visual artists, Beth Dawson, Jade Farley and Alice Sparrow perform a twenty-minute improvisation of Sriwhana Spong’s ‘personal orchestra’, a key component of Spong’s Walters Prize exhibition, The Painter-tailor, 2019-2021.

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Sriwhana Spong’s The painter-tailor – Live performance
Sriwhana Spong’s The painter-tailor – Live performance

2—2.20pm

Free

Renowned New Zealand musicians and audio-visual artists, Beth Dawson, Jade Farley and Alice Sparrow perform a twenty-minute improvisation of Sriwhana Spong’s ‘personal orchestra’, a key component of Spong’s Walters Prize exhibition, The Painter-tailor, 2019-2021.

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Members Preview: Enchanted Worlds
Members Preview: Enchanted Worlds

10am–12.30pm

FREE (Members only)

We invite all Gallery Members to attend the Members Preview of this major exhibition on Saturday 7 March.

Members Preview: Enchanted Worlds

10am–12.30pm

FREE (Members only)

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Flower Workshop: Long-lasting Christmas wreath
Flower Workshop: Long-lasting Christmas wreath

10.30am–12.30pm

$185 Members, $235 non-Members (includes a one-year Membership), sign up for all three workshops and save $55 Book now

Flower Workshop: Long-lasting Christmas wreath

10.30am–12.30pm

$185 Members, $235 non-Members (includes a one-year Membership), sign up for all three workshops and save $55 Book now

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Julio comienza en Julio (Julio Begins in July) 1977
Julio comienza en Julio (Julio Begins in July) 1977

1pm

Free

The film tells the story of a teenager of the Chilean upper class of the early twentieth century, Julio, and the ritual initiation phase which every boy must go through to meet social accepted canons of maturity.

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Art bite: Ben Curnow on Betty Curnow
Art bite: Ben Curnow on Betty Curnow

1pm

Former Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and Lecturer in Art Theory, AUT, Ben Curnow gives an illustrate lecture on the untold story of his grandmother’s contribution to the development of modernism in Auckland.

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Post Fossil Fashion Practices
Post Fossil Fashion Practices

Sat & Sun 11am – 3pm

FREE

Post Fossil Fashion Practices

Sat & Sun 11am – 3pm

FREE

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Dreamers and Revolutionaries
Dreamers and Revolutionaries

10am – 5pm

Free

The events planned for the second Space to Dream themed weekend examine reality through a different lens to foster new perspectives.

Dreamers and Revolutionaries

10am – 5pm

Free

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The Walters Prize unlocked: The 2018 finalists speak
The Walters Prize unlocked: The 2018 finalists speak

2pm

Ruth Buchanan, Jacqueline Fraser, Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, Pati Solomona Tyrell with Natasha Conland

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Zine Zone Drop In
Zine Zone Drop In

11am–4pm

FREE

Zine Zone Drop In

11am–4pm

FREE

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Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land?
Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land?

2–3.30pm

Members $15, Non-Members $20 Book now

Join esteemed New Zealand writer Peter Simpson who will speak in conversation with Julia Waite, Curator New Zealand art, about his latest book, the sequel – COLIN MCCAHON: IS THIS THE PROMISED LAND? VOL.2 1960–1987.

Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land?

2–3.30pm

Members $15, Non-Members $20 Book now

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An Enchanted Tea Experience
An Enchanted Tea Experience

11am–12.30pm & 2pm-3.30pm

$40 plus booking fees for Non Members, $22.50 plus booking fees for Gallery Members Book now

An Enchanted Tea Experience

11am–12.30pm & 2pm-3.30pm

$40 plus booking fees for Non Members, $22.50 plus booking fees for Gallery Members Book now

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First Impressions: Printmaking in 19th-Century France
First Impressions: Printmaking in 19th-Century France

6–7pm

Students $5, Members $10, Non-Members $15 Book now

Exploring hidden gems from Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, guest speaker Dr Rachel Skokowski will trace the key developments and debates that revolutionized 19th-century printmaking.

First Impressions: Printmaking in 19th-Century France

6–7pm

Students $5, Members $10, Non-Members $15 Book now

Artworks

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Beryl Grant's David Bomberg Archive
Beryl Grant's David Bomberg Archive

Beryl Grant

Production date
1958-1991
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Beryl Grant, 1975
Accession no
RC2003/1
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Charles Tole Archive
Charles Tole Archive

Charles Tole

Production date
1901-1985
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Charles Tole Estate, 1988
Accession no
RC2002/7
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Leicester Square
Leicester Square

James Boswell

Production date
1934
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
395 x 320 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1940
Accession no
1940/3/25
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A Venetian Interior of the 18th Century
A Venetian Interior of the 18th Century

William Logsdail

Production date
circa 1899
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1780 x 1400 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1899/1
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A table's contents
A table's contents

Harry Wrigg

Production date
1867
Medium
pencil, ink, watercolour
Size (h x w)
750 x 890 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1992/27
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Kiosk in Paris
Kiosk in Paris

Lill Tschudi

Production date
Unknown
Medium
linocut
Size (h x w)
280 x 281 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/138
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Beryl Grant's David Bomberg Archive
Beryl Grant's David Bomberg Archive
Production date
1958-1991
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Beryl Grant, 1975
Accession no
RC2003/1
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Charles Tole Archive
Charles Tole Archive
Production date
1901-1985
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Charles Tole Estate, 1988
Accession no
RC2002/7

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