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Robert Ellis: Turangawaewae | A Place to Stand
Robert Ellis: Turangawaewae | A Place to Stand

Free entry

Robert Ellis: Turangawaewae | A Place to Stand

Free entry

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The Walters Prize 2012
The Walters Prize 2012

Free entry

The Walters Prize 2012

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The Walters Prize 2006
The Walters Prize 2006

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The Walters Prize 2006

Free entry

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The Walters Prize 2004
The Walters Prize 2004

$7 - $5

The Walters Prize 2004

$7 - $5

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The Walters Prize 2014
The Walters Prize 2014

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The Walters Prize 2014

Free entry

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The Walters Prize 2016
The Walters Prize 2016

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The Walters Prize 2016

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Professor Peter O’Connor: Learning To Be Creative
Professor Peter O’Connor: Learning To Be Creative

6pm

Join Head of School, Critical Studies in Education, University of Auckland Professor Peter O’Connor for a talk on learning to be creative. 

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Associate Professor Ralph Buck: Dancing With Creativity
Associate Professor Ralph Buck: Dancing With Creativity

6pm

Join Head of Dance, Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland Associate Professor Ralph for a talk on dancing with creativity. 

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Associate Professor Cathy Stinear : Your Amazing Creative Brain
Associate Professor Cathy Stinear : Your Amazing Creative Brain

6pm

Join Associate Professor Cathy Stinear for an illustrated lecture Your Amazing Creative Brain.

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Gordon Walters unlocked: Deidre Brown – the influence of Walters on contemporary design
Gordon Walters unlocked: Deidre Brown – the influence of Walters on contemporary...

2pm

Free

Join Professor Deidre Brown (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu) from the School of Architecture at the University of Auckland for her insight into the influence Gordon Walters has had on contemporary design in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Len Bell: A perspective from New Zealand – Lindauer's Paintings in the Settler Colonial World
Len Bell: A perspective from New Zealand – Lindauer's Paintings in the Settler C...

1pm

Free

Join Professor Bell as he discusses the portraiture of Lindauer in relation to the 19th century migrant artist painting in a colony of the then, expansive British Empire.

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Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama
Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama

10.30am–12.30pm

Members $45, Non-members $55 Book now

Auckland Art Gallery Membership has partnered with The University of Auckland Public Programmes to provide a unique perspective on avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama

10.30am–12.30pm

Members $45, Non-members $55 Book now

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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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Erin Griffey: Provocative bodies from Renaissance Italy to contemporary London
Erin Griffey: Provocative bodies from Renaissance Italy to contemporary London

1pm

Free

Join Dr Erin Griffey, Associate Professor, Art History at the University of Auckland, for an illustrated overview of key female nudes from Renaissance and Baroque art, which are then compared with contemporary nudes in the exhibition by artists such as Sarah Lucas and Cindy Sherman.

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After hours talk: Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis
After hours talk: Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis

6pm

Free entry

Join us for a lecture by Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis, President of the Fondazione Museo del Design at the Triennale di Milano and Professor of Industrial Design at the School of Design at the Politecnico di Milano. 

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Paul Clark: The Long March of Chinese Film
Paul Clark: The Long March of Chinese Film

3pm

Free

Paul Clark, Professor of Chinese and Director Research at University of Auckland's School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics gives a talk on Chinese films and their reflection of popular culture of the time.

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Simone Douglas: Home themes
Simone Douglas: Home themes

2pm

Free

Keynote presentation by the Auckland Festival of Photography's first international guest curator, Associate Professor Simone Douglas.

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In conversation: David Elliot with Rhana Devenport
In conversation: David Elliot with Rhana Devenport

1pm

Join curator, writer and professor of modern and contemporary art, David Elliot for a short reading of a selected essay from his publication Art and Trousers followed by a discussion with Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devenport.

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Tour of Gordon Walters: New Vision
Tour of Gordon Walters: New Vision

2pm

Join Auckland Art Gallery’s Julia Waite, Curator New Zealand Art with Professor Laurence Simmons, University of Auckland and Lucy Hammonds, curator Dunedin Public Art Gallery for what will be an engaging and revealing walkthrough this landmark exhibition of one of New Zealand’s most important modernist artists.

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Roger Blackley: Lindauer versus Goldie
Roger Blackley: Lindauer versus Goldie

1pm

Free

Join Associate Professor, School of Art History, Roger Blackley, Victoria University of Wellington as he explores some of the radical differences that distinguish our two most well known portrait painters, Goldie and Lindauer.

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Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama
Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama

10.30am–12.30pm

Members $45, Non-members $55 Book now

Auckland Art Gallery Membership has partnered with The University of Auckland Public Programmes to provide a unique perspective on avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama during Creative Week on Campus 2018.

Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama

10.30am–12.30pm

Members $45, Non-members $55 Book now

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Exhibition talk: Manifesto
Exhibition talk: Manifesto

2pm

Members-only Book now

Associate Professor Linda Tyler introduces new exhibition Manifesto, exploring the words and sentiments of the powerful historical statements by artists referred to in the exhibition.

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Manifesto: Continuing Education Lecture Series
Manifesto: Continuing Education Lecture Series

10.30am–12.30pm

Members $120, non-Members $170

This course will explore the form and content of Manifesto, a collage of artistic declarations from the past reinterpreted to provoke timeless questions about the gendered, social and political contexts that shape the artist’s role in society.

Manifesto: Continuing Education Lecture Series

10.30am–12.30pm

Members $120, non-Members $170

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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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Alexia Foundation presentation
Alexia Foundation presentation

12pm

Free

This will be a digital projection of the Alexia Foundation grant winners and the stories they have brought to life.

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Panel discussion: the making of Gordon Walters: New Vision
Panel discussion: the making of Gordon Walters: New Vision

2pm

Members-only

As part of the Preview day for Gordon Walters: New Vision, enjoy a panel discussion with the exhibition co-curators  Julia Waite (Auckland Art Gallery), Lucy Hammonds (Dunedin Public Art Gallery) and Professor Laurence Simmons (University of Auckland).

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After hours talk: Matt Saunders
After hours talk: Matt Saunders

5.30pm

Enjoy an after hours talk 'Flawed words and stubborn sounds' by visiting US artist Matt Saunders, who is in the country as international guest and external examiner for the July MFA seminar at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.

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BWB Winter Talk Series: The Politics of Womanhood
BWB Winter Talk Series: The Politics of Womanhood

3pm

Free

Kate Hannah chairs a lively discussion about women’s lives today with Holly Walker and Barbara Brookes.

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Futuna Lecture Series 2017: Sarah Kenderdine
Futuna Lecture Series 2017: Sarah Kenderdine

6.30pm

$30 + booking fee Buy tickets

Professor Sarah Kenderdine will present a lecture that covers her research and practice which sits in the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for galleries, libraries, archives and museums

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The Blue Angel (1930)
The Blue Angel (1930)

1pm

Free

The Blue Angel is an unsparing account of a straight-laced, bourgeois schoolteacher, Professor Rath, and his obsession with Lola Lola, a cabaret dancer. 

The Blue Angel (1930)

1pm

Free

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In Conversation: Mary Kisler and Frances Spalding
In Conversation: Mary Kisler and Frances Spalding

2–3pm

Free entry with ticket to Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys exhibition

As part of the opening week programme, exhibition curator Mary Kisler and art historian Frances Spalding will talk about the new exhibition Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys. Following the talk, there will be a book signing with Mary and Frances at the Gallery shop from 3–3.30pm.

In Conversation: Mary Kisler and Frances Spalding

2–3pm

Free entry with ticket to Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys exhibition

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Artists' talk: Xiong Yu and Chen Qiang
Artists' talk: Xiong Yu and Chen Qiang

1pm

Join painter Professor Xiong Yu and visiting digital media artist Chen Qiang from Chengdu in conversation about their new group show Collapsing Borders at Pah Homestead with co-curators Warren Pringle and Yanxin Zhong.

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Lessons on Denmark Design
Lessons on Denmark Design

10.30am–3.30pm

$75 Members early bird*, $85 Members standard, $125 Non-Members early bird*, $135 Non-Members* Book now

Associate Professor Linda Tyler and ‘design encyclopaedia’ Caroline Montague dive deep into the history, heyday and highlights of Danish Design in this fun day of learning about Denmark Design. This one-day class consists of four 50-minute illustrated talks on:  

1.            The First Danish Design Companies with an international reputation
2.            From Classicism to Functionalism
3.            Organic Modernism: Danish Design Goes International
4.            Danish Design in the Postmodern era and Our Time

Lessons on Denmark Design

10.30am–3.30pm

$75 Members early bird*, $85 Members standard, $125 Non-Members early bird*, $135 Non-Members* Book now

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Gordon Walters unlocked: Laurence Simmons – Revelation and Reassessment
Gordon Walters unlocked: Laurence Simmons – Revelation and Reassessment

2pm

Join Professor Laurence Simmons for a lecture discussing the importance of intuition, chance, randomness, colour, sensuality and mysticism for Gordon Walters and will seek to demonstrate the active participation in a varied cultural history that lies beneath his work.

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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.

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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

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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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Talk: Artistic immigrants in NZ
Talk: Artistic immigrants in NZ

10.30am–11.45pm

Members $15, Non-Members $25 Book now

When Parisian Louise Henderson emigrated to Aotearoa in 1925, she quickly established herself as a central figure in the local art scene. Henderson was by far the only successful foreign artist in this country, as art historian, Leonard Bell illustrates beautifully in his 2017 book Strangers Arrive: Emigrés and the Arts in New Zealand, 1930-1980.

Talk: Artistic immigrants in NZ

10.30am–11.45pm

Members $15, Non-Members $25 Book now

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Easy Listening: Laura Preston and Wystan Curnow – After documenta, the exhibition review
Easy Listening: Laura Preston and Wystan Curnow – After documenta, the exhibitio...

6pm

Free – no bookings

Last year while based in Athens for documenta 14, Laura Preston began a conversation with Wystan Curnow about the relationship of art and place. In Auckland, they continue this discussion by reviewing a number of recent exhibitions, both in Europe and in Aotearoa New Zealand, to consider the importance of art criticism and the issues of writing about art.

Artworks

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Surrounded by Artists and Professors
Surrounded by Artists and Professors

William Hogarth

Production date
circa 1735
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
467 x 576 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Professor and Mrs A G Bogle, 2002
Accession no
2002/13/2
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Design for poster
Design for poster

Arnold Goodwin

Production date
20th century
Medium
ink, brush
Size (h x w)
463 x 365 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/134
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Portrait of Nicholas Zissermann, Arana Hall, Dunedin Nov 1979  III
Portrait of Nicholas Zissermann, Arana Hall, Dunedin Nov 1979 III

Gary Blackman

Production date
1979
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
180 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/5/2
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Carl Schmitt
Carl Schmitt

A Vyvyan Hunt

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
335 x 193 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1969
Accession no
1969/9/5
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Portrait of Nicholas Zissermann, Arana Hall, Dunedin, Nov 1979  II
Portrait of Nicholas Zissermann, Arana Hall, Dunedin, Nov 1979 II

Gary Blackman

Production date
1979
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
285 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/5/1
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A Master of Arts And a Mistress of Arts or The Don Caught Napping
A Master of Arts And a Mistress of Arts or The Don Caught Napping

Thomas Rowlandson

Production date
1777-1827
Medium
pen and watercolour
Size (h x w)
132 x 208 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1885
Accession no
M1885/1/127
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Keith Sinclair and Karl Stead 1969
Keith Sinclair and Karl Stead 1969

Marti Friedlander

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver prints, toned with gold
Size (h x w)
322 x 479 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001
Accession no
2000/28/135
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Solemn Investiture and Swearing in of a New Boy
Solemn Investiture and Swearing in of a New Boy

William Heath Robinson

Production date
1892-1944
Medium
pen and wash on artist's board
Size (h x w)
436 x 355 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/2/16
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Stephen Chan 1975
Stephen Chan 1975

Marti Friedlander

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver prints, toned with gold
Size (h x w)
324 x 479 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001
Accession no
2000/28/126
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