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Roberto Matta’s Les Oh! Tomobiles
Roberto Matta’s Les Oh! Tomobiles

Free entry

Roberto Matta’s Les Oh! Tomobiles

Free entry

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Property of a Gentleman
Property of a Gentleman

Free entry

Property of a Gentleman

Free entry

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Greer Twiss: Theatre Workshop
Greer Twiss: Theatre Workshop

Free entry

Greer Twiss: Theatre Workshop

Free entry

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Julian and Josie Robertson's Promised Gift
Julian and Josie Robertson's Promised Gift

Free entry

Julian and Josie Robertson's Promised Gift

Free entry

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Louise Henderson: From Life
Louise Henderson: From Life

Louise Henderson: From Life

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An Overture to the Text
An Overture to the Text

Free entry

An Overture to the Text

Free entry

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Richard Lewer: Collective Memory
Richard Lewer: Collective Memory

Richard Lewer: Collective Memory

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Ralph Hotere: Godwit/Kuaka
Ralph Hotere: Godwit/Kuaka

Ralph Hotere: Godwit/Kuaka

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SOLD OUT A Family Design Challenge
SOLD OUT A Family Design Challenge

2–3.30pm

FREE with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design. FREE for all children 12 and under. Book now

Please note: this event has sold out

Visit our major exhibition Denmark Design and join the coordinating exhibition curator, Emma Jameson for a unique tour especially designed for families and children. Discover the stories behind the objects on display, then take part in a fun, family design challenge using LEGO to build an item inspired by the exhibition.

This event has limited capacity. Please book to secure your spot.
Entry for all children 12 and under is FREE. Entry for adults is FREE with a paid ticket to Denmark Design.

Tickets for Denmark Design can be purchased online or at the Gallery's front desk.

SOLD OUT A Family Design Challenge

2–3.30pm

FREE with exhibition ticket to Denmark Design. FREE for all children 12 and under. Book now

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SOLD OUT | In Conversation with Robin White: Something Is Happening Here
SOLD OUT | In Conversation with Robin White: Something Is Happening Here

2–3pm

Members $20, Non-Members $28 Book now

This May, we are proud to be hosting Dame Robin White for a celebration of the major new publication, Robin White: Something Is Happening Here. A true national treasure and one of Aotearoa’s most beloved contemporary artists, Robin will be sharing the stage with the book’s editors, Sarah Farrar, Jill Trevelyen and Nina Tonga. Following a panel discussion and Q&A, attendees will be able to purchase signed copies of the new landmark book.

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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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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

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Curious Costumes – Kids Tour Weekend 1
Curious Costumes – Kids Tour Weekend 1

11am & 2pm

$10

Curious Costumes – Kids Tour Weekend 1

11am & 2pm

$10

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Robin Woodward: the changing ideal of the nude in art
Robin Woodward: the changing ideal of the nude in art

1pm

Exhibition entry applies

Join Dr Robin Woodward, Senior Lecturer Art History, University of Auckland as she discusses how the classical ideal of the nude maintained its hold over 19th century Western art. This was soon to be thrown out in the early part of the 20th century by a young Spaniard painting in Paris.

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Curator's talk: Len Casbolt's photography
Curator's talk: Len Casbolt's photography

11am

Free for Members

Immerse yourself in the pioneering photographs of Len Casbolt and learn from curator Ron Brownson how Casbolt spearheaded art photography in post-WWI New Zealand.

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Laurie McCallum on George McCulloch and Frank Bramley's For of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven
Laurie McCallum on George McCulloch and Frank Bramley's For of Such is the Kingd...

3pm

Free

Join historian and writer Laurie McCallum for the intriguing story behind one of the Gallery’s most popular paintings –  Frank Bramley's For of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven – and how it came to Auckland.

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Curious Costumes – Kids Tour Weekend 3
Curious Costumes – Kids Tour Weekend 3

11am & 2pm

$10

Curious Costumes – Kids Tour Weekend 3

11am & 2pm

$10

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Gordon Walters unlocked:  Chris Heaphy and Marie Shannon in conversation
Gordon Walters unlocked: Chris Heaphy and Marie Shannon in conversation

1pm

Artists Chris Heaphy and Marie Shannon discuss their friendship, collaboration and response to Gordon Walters and his work.

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Simon Devitt: We Trust Our Eyes Too Much
Simon Devitt: We Trust Our Eyes Too Much

3pm

Free

Join Simon Devitt for an illustrated talk on his practice as a photographer of architecture, people and place. He will discuss why he believes the other senses are so important in how we view and engage with the idea of place.

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Muka Youth Prints
Muka Youth Prints

10am to 5pm

Muka's unique national travelling exhibition for young people is back for 2016 with another collection of original lithographs by prominent artists from New Zealand, Australia, Europe and USA.

Muka Youth Prints

10am to 5pm

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University Lecture Series Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys
University Lecture Series Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

10.30am–12.30pm

$150 Members, $190 non-Members Book now

Gain unique insight to the work and life of trailblazing New Zealand artist Frances Hodgkins through this three-week lecture series presented in partnership with the University of Auckland.

University Lecture Series Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

10.30am–12.30pm

$150 Members, $190 non-Members Book now

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Curious Costumes – Kids Tour Weekend 2
Curious Costumes – Kids Tour Weekend 2

11am & 2pm

$10

Curious Costumes – Kids Tour Weekend 2

11am & 2pm

$10

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The concept model unveiling
The concept model unveiling

6.30pm

$50

 Join us for bespoke cocktails by Michael Dearth (restaurateur Baduzzi, The Grove), and with sound by Samuel Holloway, to celebrate the unveiling of the concept model with the artist, and to learn more about the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation.

The concept model unveiling

6.30pm

$50

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Finding Frances Hodgkins Travelogue
Finding Frances Hodgkins Travelogue

6–7.30pm

$5 Members and Members guests*, $10 non-Members, *In combination with a valid guest pass only Buy tickets

Curator Mary Kisler will give an exciting, personal talk about her engaging new book, Finding Frances Hodgkins. 

Finding Frances Hodgkins Travelogue

6–7.30pm

$5 Members and Members guests*, $10 non-Members, *In combination with a valid guest pass only Buy tickets

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Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

2pm

$15 single / $25 double

Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

2pm

$15 single / $25 double

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Muka Youth Prints
Muka Youth Prints

10am – 5pm

Muka's unique national travelling exhibition for young people is back for 2015 with another collection of original lithographs by prominent artists from New Zealand, Australia, Europe and USA.

Muka Youth Prints

10am – 5pm

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Muka Youth Prints
Muka Youth Prints

10am to 5pm

Muka's unique national travelling exhibition for young people is back for 2017 with another collection of original lithographs by prominent artists from New Zealand, Australia, Europe and USA.

Muka Youth Prints

10am to 5pm

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Emily Karaka: Kanohi ki te kanohi, face to face
Emily Karaka: Kanohi ki te kanohi, face to face

2–3.15pm

FREE

Join us on Waitangi Day for a conversation with acclaimed artist, Emily Karaka, in the presence of her powerful, exuberantly-coloured paintings currently on display as part of Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.

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The Corsini Collection Open Lates: SWIDT
The Corsini Collection Open Lates: SWIDT

6–10pm

$25 + booking fee Buy tickets

Perhaps not the chamber music you’d expect to accompany Auckland Art Gallery’s latest exhibition The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence, the live entertainment for this series of Open Lates showcases the talents of some of the new Renaissance people in the local music scene. 

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The Corsini Collection Open Lates: JessB and Melodownz
The Corsini Collection Open Lates: JessB and Melodownz

6–9.30pm

$25 + booking fee Buy tickets

Perhaps not the chamber music you’d expect to accompany Auckland Art Gallery’s latest exhibition The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence, the live entertainment for this series of Open Lates showcases the talents of some of the new Renaissance people in the local music scene. 

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Kaiwhakairo i roto i te whare – Carvers in residence
Kaiwhakairo i roto i te whare – Carvers in residence

10am—4pm daily

FREE

Our North Atrium will be ringing to the sound of wood carving for the final week of Toi Tū Toi Ora. Watch and learn about toi whakairo with these students from Auckland University as they embark on their own creative learning journey. 

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The Corsini Collection Open Lates: Melodownz *POSTPONED*
The Corsini Collection Open Lates: Melodownz *POSTPONED*

6–10pm

Perhaps not the chamber music you’d expect to accompany Auckland Art Gallery’s latest exhibition The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence, the live entertainment for this series of Open Lates showcases the talents of some of the new Renaissance people in the local music scene. 

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POSTPONED Kintsugi workshop
POSTPONED Kintsugi workshop

10.30am–1pm

Members $125, Non-Members $185 (includes a Membership). Book now

Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi) is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects. Loosely translating to ‘golden joinery’, kintsugi values breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, using lacquer and powdered metal to make visible repairs. Learn how to piece your broken ceramics back together with beauty in this workshop led by Yuka O’Shannessy.

POSTPONED Kintsugi workshop

10.30am–1pm

Members $125, Non-Members $185 (includes a Membership). Book now

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Pride Celebrations 2020
Pride Celebrations 2020

1.30–3.30pm

FREE

To celebrate Auckland Pride, enjoy the stunning voices of the Gay and Lesbian Singers (GALS) when they return to perform as part of the Gallery’s Pride Celebrations for 2020. Then look at art from diverse perspectives on our LGBTTQI-insight tour of the Gallery’s historical art collection. Presented by our curator, Ron Brownson, gallerist Michael Lett, with Heather Straka and Cameron Ah-Loo Matamua. More names to be announced.

Pride Celebrations 2020

1.30–3.30pm

FREE

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SOLD OUT Gibbs Farm sculpture park visit 2020
SOLD OUT Gibbs Farm sculpture park visit 2020

10am–2pm

$95 + fees Adult, $85 +fees Auckland Art Gallery Member, $70 + fees Student, $40 + fees Child (Under 5 free) Book now

SOLD OUT Gibbs Farm sculpture park visit 2020

10am–2pm

$95 + fees Adult, $85 +fees Auckland Art Gallery Member, $70 + fees Student, $40 + fees Child (Under 5 free) Book now

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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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Art After Hours
Art After Hours

6–10pm

$25 + fees Book now

Grab your friends and head to Art After Hours – a special, one-off evening of food, drinks, art and entertainment inspired by our major exhibition, Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys.

Art After Hours

6–10pm

$25 + fees Book now

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Emma Chambers: The making of The Body Laid Bare
Emma Chambers: The making of The Body Laid Bare

1pm

Free entry

Join Emma Chambers, curator, modern British art at Tate, London for an illustrated introduction to The Body Laid Bare and the exhibition's concept, themes and how the works were selected. 

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Art After Hours: Guerrilla Girls
Art After Hours: Guerrilla Girls

6–10pm

$25 + fees, entry to Art After Hours only Book now

Art After Hours returns to the Gallery, with an evening of food, drinks, art and entertainment inspired by international feminist art activists, the Guerrilla Girls! Join us as we stay open until 10pm to experience art as activism, comedy with an edge, music to move to and the Guerrilla Girls’ unique brand of ‘creative complaining’.

Art After Hours: Guerrilla Girls

6–10pm

$25 + fees, entry to Art After Hours only Book now

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Members Preview: Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art
Members Preview: Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art

9–11.30am

FREE (Members only)

We welcome all Gallery Members to attend the preview of Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art on Saturday 5 December. If you are not a Member, but would like to join us for this event, click here to find out how to sign up today. 

Members Preview: Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art

9–11.30am

FREE (Members only)

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Hīkoi to Britomart
Hīkoi to Britomart

Sat & Sun, 2pm | 2pm everyday during school holidays

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Under 12s free with accompanying adult Buy tickets

Grab your walking shoes and join one of our kaiārahi/tour guides to explore significant Māori public artworks in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Hīkoi to Britomart

Sat & Sun, 2pm | 2pm everyday during school holidays

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Under 12s free with accompanying adult Buy tickets

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SOLD OUT| A Day at Gibbs Farm with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki POSTPONED TO OCTOBER
SOLD OUT| A Day at Gibbs Farm with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki POSTPONED T...

Sun 30 October 2022, 10am–2pm

Adult: $95.00 Auckland Art Gallery Member: $85.00 Child (5 -13 yrs): $53.00 Children under 5: free Return Bus Ticket: (North Shore and Central departures) $20.00 On-site parking: per vehicle $20.00 NB: Ticketing fees will be applied by Eventfinda.

SOLD OUT| A Day at Gibbs Farm with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki POSTPONED T...

Sun 30 October 2022, 10am–2pm

Adult: $95.00 Auckland Art Gallery Member: $85.00 Child (5 -13 yrs): $53.00 Children under 5: free Return Bus Ticket: (North Shore and Central departures) $20.00 On-site parking: per vehicle $20.00 NB: Ticketing fees will be applied by Eventfinda.

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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

Artworks

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Le pont japonais (Japanese Bridge)
Le pont japonais (Japanese Bridge)

Claude Monet

Production date
1918-1924
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1115 x 1005 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the collection of Hideaki Fukutake
Accession no
L2016/18/1
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The Market Place, Montreuil
The Market Place, Montreuil

Frank Brangwyn

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
640 x 560 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1906
Accession no
1906/1
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"Our Neighbour"
"Our Neighbour"

Hugh Thomson

Production date
1891
Medium
ink
Size (h x w)
305 x 242 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1931
Accession no
1931/1/12
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Nga Toenga, Daughter of the Barrier Island Chief
Nga Toenga, Daughter of the Barrier Island Chief

George French Angas W Hawkins

Production date
circa 1847
Medium
hand coloured lithograph
Size (h x w)
250 x 130 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2009
Accession no
2009/16/3/1
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