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From Andy: Gifted to the Archive
From Andy: Gifted to the Archive

Free entry

From Andy: Gifted to the Archive

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Tate & Us
Tate & Us

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Tate & Us

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Sensational: Sight and Sound Installations
Sensational: Sight and Sound Installations

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Sensational: Sight and Sound Installations

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Frances Hodgkins: Forgotten Still Life
Frances Hodgkins: Forgotten Still Life

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Frances Hodgkins: Forgotten Still Life

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Victorian Auckland: Photographs by John Fields
Victorian Auckland: Photographs by John Fields

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Victorian Auckland: Photographs by John Fields

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The Wake: A Poem in the Forest
The Wake: A Poem in the Forest

The Wake: A Poem in the Forest

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Summer Daze
Summer Daze

$5 - $7

Summer Daze

$5 - $7

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Window Work: Pump by Gary Freemantle
Window Work: Pump by Gary Freemantle

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Window Work: Pump by Gary Freemantle

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John Pule: Hauaga (Arrivals)
John Pule: Hauaga (Arrivals)

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John Pule: Hauaga (Arrivals)

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Mystic Truths
Mystic Truths

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Mystic Truths

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Intimate Portraits
Intimate Portraits

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Intimate Portraits

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Richard Lewer: Collective Memory
Richard Lewer: Collective Memory

Richard Lewer: Collective Memory

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McCahon's Visible Mysteries
McCahon's Visible Mysteries

Free entry

McCahon's Visible Mysteries

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Denmark Design
Denmark Design

$12 early bird tickets available Book now

Denmark Design

$12 early bird tickets available Book now

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The Walters Prize 2014
The Walters Prize 2014

Free entry

The Walters Prize 2014

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Chic Colonials: Ataahua
Chic Colonials: Ataahua

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Chic Colonials: Ataahua

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The Walters Prize 2002
The Walters Prize 2002

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The Walters Prize 2002

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Shane Cotton Survey 1993–2003
Shane Cotton Survey 1993–2003

$5 – $7

Shane Cotton Survey 1993–2003

$5 – $7

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The Walters Prize 2010
The Walters Prize 2010

Free entry

The Walters Prize 2010

Free entry

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The Walters Prize 2012
The Walters Prize 2012

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The Walters Prize 2012

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The Walters Prize 2006
The Walters Prize 2006

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The Walters Prize 2006

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The Walters Prize 2008
The Walters Prize 2008

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The Walters Prize 2008

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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 3rd Auckland Triennial: turbulence
The 3rd Auckland Triennial: turbulence

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The 3rd Auckland Triennial: turbulence

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Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America
Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America

$10 – $15, Members and Children 12 and under FREE

Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America

$10 – $15, Members and Children 12 and under FREE

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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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Poetry reading
Poetry reading

12pm

Free

Join members of Auckland Latin American Community (ALAC) and Letras Latinas Biblioteca Comunitaria for a poetry reading and discussion.

Poetry reading

12pm

Free

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Writers on Film: Hone Tuwhare
Writers on Film: Hone Tuwhare

11.45am

$12.50 – $25 Book now

A glimpse into the life, art and inimitable style of the late NZ poet Hone Tuwhare. In 1996 Tuwhare allowed Gaylene Preston to film him at home, travelling the country reading to students, polishing a poem, drinking, and sharing his views on pretty much everything – Karl Marx’s love life, for example.

Writers on Film: Hone Tuwhare

11.45am

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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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How to research an artwork
How to research an artwork

10.30–2.30pm

CANCELLED

Bring along an image of a work in your collection (or any work that you are interested in finding out more about) and learn all the artwork research tips and tricks from the E H McCormick Research Library team.

How to research an artwork

10.30–2.30pm

CANCELLED

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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.

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Poets
Poets

10am – 5pm

Free

The final Space to Dream themed weekend brings to the forefront the power of language.

Poets

10am – 5pm

Free

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Michel Chion: The Voice in Cinema, or The Acousmêtre and Me
Michel Chion: The Voice in Cinema, or The Acousmêtre and Me

6pm

Free

Join pioneering composer, filmmaker, historian and writer Michel Chion for a specially commissioned lecture-performance at Auckland Art Gallery.

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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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The riches of New Zealand poetry
The riches of New Zealand poetry

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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Lenora de Barros: Pregação (Nail Action)
Lenora de Barros: Pregação (Nail Action)

3.30pm

Exhibition entry charge applies

Brazilian artist Lenora de Barros presents her 2014 performance work Pregação (Nail Action).

Lenora de Barros: Pregação (Nail Action)

3.30pm

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Writers on Film: Margaret Atwood
Writers on Film: Margaret Atwood

11.45am

SOLD OUT

On the eve of her 70th birthday in 2010 Canadian star Margaret Atwood travelled to North America and the UK to publicise her dystopian novel The Year of the Flood, with a theatrical version of the novel which combined performance, music and readings. 

Writers on Film: Margaret Atwood

11.45am

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Colin McCahon: I Am
Colin McCahon: I Am

1.30pm

Free

This award-winning documentary looks at the life and work of New Zealand's most celebrated painter, Colin McCahon

Colin McCahon: I Am

1.30pm

Free

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She Claims: Art Matters #5 – Ruth Buchanan and Natasha Conland
She Claims: Art Matters #5 – Ruth Buchanan and Natasha Conland

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, non-Members $75 Book now

Join us at She Claims: Art Matters, a series of events where you’ll rub elbows with creatives and critics while celebrating the ideas, voices and power of creative women. In session five of this series visual artist Ruth Buchanan will talk with curator Natasha Conland about her creative practice, drive, culture and the key topics in her work she cares deeply about.

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Art Lovers' Films: Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Art Lovers' Films: Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

6pm

Members $26, General admission $28 Buy tickets

Join us for an advance screening of Boom for Real, a documentary about one of 80s New York's most charming and hailed (street) art darlings: Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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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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Doc Edge Presents: Memory – Origins of Alien
Doc Edge Presents: Memory – Origins of Alien

12.30-2pm

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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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After hours talk: Morehshin Allahyari on Material Speculation
After hours talk: Morehshin Allahyari on Material Speculation

6pm

Free

Material Speculation is a digital fabrication and 3D printing project by Morehshin Allahyari that inspects Petropolitical and poetic relationships between 3D printing, plastic, oil, technocapitalism and Jihad.

 

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My Art Collector Series: Caring for Your Collection
My Art Collector Series: Caring for Your Collection

5.45–7pm

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Preventive conservation isn't just for museums – it’s for all collectors.

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BWB Winter Talk Series: The e-Tangata Storytellers
BWB Winter Talk Series: The e-Tangata Storytellers

3pm

Free

The online Sunday magazine e-Tangata tells Māori and Pasifika stories about people and issues of significance to all New Zealanders. The storytellers you’ll meet are Tapu Misa, Dale Husband, Moana Maniapoto, Māmari Stephens and Stacey Morrison. They’ll talk a little about e-Tangata and what they are working to achieve; and they are keen to hear what you would like to read in the future.

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School Holiday Programme Week 1: Music
School Holiday Programme Week 1: Music

$70 —$80 Book now

School holidays at the art Gallery!

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Follow: Immersive Movement Tours with BodyCartography Project
Follow: Immersive Movement Tours with BodyCartography Project

1.30pm–4.30pm (5.30pm–8pm on Tue 15 Oct)

FREE to book via eventfinda Book now

Follow: Immersive Movement Tours with BodyCartography Project

1.30pm–4.30pm (5.30pm–8pm on Tue 15 Oct)

FREE to book via eventfinda Book now

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Short films
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.

Short films

3.30pm

Free

Artworks

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Reading
Reading

Maud Sherwood

Production date
1921
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
292 x 374 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Dr & Mrs W J Hutchinson, 1966
Accession no
1966/10/1
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Old Man Reading
Old Man Reading

Unknown artist Joshua Reynolds

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
765 x 635 x 19 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Dr Hugh Wansey Bayley, 1941
Accession no
1941/9/3
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Girl reading
Girl reading

Vanessa Bell

Production date
Unknown
Medium
colour lithograph
Size (h x w)
325 x 240 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/28
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Edith Reading
Edith Reading

M T Woollaston

Production date
circa 1960
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
504 x 378 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/42/2
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Girl Reading
Girl Reading

Leon Bradford

Production date
Unknown
Medium
ink and watercolour on grey paper
Size (h x w)
353 x 289 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/57
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Woman Reading
Woman Reading

Johann Wille

Production date
1760
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
85 x 140 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/103/5
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Reading in Bed
Reading in Bed

James Whistler

Production date
1849-1872
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
119 x 81 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/2/15
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Woman reading from a scroll
Woman reading from a scroll

Toyokuni

Production date
1843-1846
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
370 x 260 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M57
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Young Girl Reading
Young Girl Reading

Jean-Pierre Norblin

Production date
1774-1789
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
109 x 81 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Wallace Alexander, 1940
Accession no
1940/4/26
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Newspaper Reading Club Daily
Newspaper Reading Club Daily

Fiona Connor

Production date
25 Jun 2011
Medium
paper pages held together at the top by a bulldog clip
Size (h x w)
296 x 210 x 28 mm
Credit line
Fiona Connor Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2013/4/1
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Girls Reading (Joan and Gladys)
Girls Reading (Joan and Gladys)

C Larkin

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
349 x 506 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lucy Carrington Wertheim, 1948
Accession no
1948/7/109
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Portrait of a Woman Reading
Portrait of a Woman Reading

Roger Fry

Production date
1886-1934
Medium
pen and ink
Size (h x w)
219 x 171 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Ian Johnson, 1976
Accession no
1976/41/2
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Une lecture intéressante et rafraîchissante. [An interesting and refreshing reading.]
Une lecture intéressante et rafraîchissante. [An interesting and refreshing read...

Honoré Daumier

Production date
26 Aug 1854
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
205 x 263 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/8
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A lady seated on a bamboo bench reading
A lady seated on a bamboo bench reading

Kikugawa Eizan

Production date
circa 1797-1867
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
355 x 235 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M110
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La grande liseuse (Large Reader)
La grande liseuse (Large Reader)

Henri Matisse

Production date
1923
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
495 x 393 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/15/12
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Six Male and Female Beauties in a New Year Concert
Six Male and Female Beauties in a New Year Concert

Isodo Koryusai

Production date
late 19th century
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
672 x 123 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M150
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The Reader
The Reader

Théodule Ribot

Production date
1843-1891
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
113 x 88 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/183
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Saint Leonard, confesseur
Saint Leonard, confesseur

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
M1982/1/2/635
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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 and engraving in sepia ink
Size (h x w)
265 x 290 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr G M Mitford, 1883
Accession no
1883/1/25
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Man in a bus
Man in a bus

Alison Duff

Production date
1960
Medium
cement fondu and steel
Size (h x w)
785 x 1300 x 365 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1981
Accession no
1981/46A
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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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Her First Love Letter
Her First Love Letter

Marcus Stone

Production date
1889
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1100 x 1683 x 60 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Moss Davis, 1930
Accession no
1930/2/1
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The Fortune Teller
The Fortune Teller

Pietro Paolini

On display

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1080 x 1702 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Norman B Spencer, 1961
Accession no
1961/2
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St. Paul
St. Paul

Francesco Bartolozzi Giovan Francesco Barbieri known as Guercino

Production date
circa 1764-1790s
Medium
etching and engraving in sepia ink
Size (h x w)
318 x 225 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr G M Mitford, 1883
Accession no
1883/1/38
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The Scribe
The Scribe

Jean-Pierre Norblin

Production date
1781
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
240 x 215 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Wallace Alexander, 1940
Accession no
1940/4/23
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Helen Staples
Helen Staples

George Rhead

Production date
1873-1920
Medium
soft ground etching and aquatint (2 colour)
Size (h x w)
388 x 279 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/58/1
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United Women's Convention 1979
United Women's Convention 1979

Marti Friedlander

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver prints, toned with gold
Size (h x w)
479 x 323 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001
Accession no
2000/28/32
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Meditation
Meditation

Jean-Pierre Norblin

Production date
1774-1789
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
58 x 46 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Wallace Alexander, 1940
Accession no
1940/4/30
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June Black Archive
June Black Archive

June Black

Production date
circa 1890-2015
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Estate of June Black, 2017
Accession no
RC2018/1
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Mural Problem
Mural Problem

Fiona Connor

Production date
2013
Medium
paper and colour photographs
Size (h x w)
152 x 102 x 3 mm
Credit line
Fiona Connor Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Fiona Connor, 2013
Accession no
RC2013/4/5
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Bruce Barber Archive
Bruce Barber Archive

Bruce Barber

Production date
1968-2008
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bruce Barber, 2008
Accession no
RC2009/3
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A Hot Day
A Hot Day

Fred Roe

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
355 x 254 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mr Martin Trenwith, 1929
Accession no
1929/4/6
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La Lecture
La Lecture

Eugene Carriere

Production date
1896
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
296 x 244 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
1983/15/1
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Auckland Public Library interior
Auckland Public Library interior

Unknown artist

Production date
late 19th century
Medium
albumen silver photograph
Size (h x w)
240 x 290 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/30/1
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Saint Anastasius (based on 'A Scholar seated in a Monastery')
Saint Anastasius (based on 'A Scholar seated in a Monastery')

Pieter de Bailliu Rembrandt van Rijn

Production date
1631
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
296 x 234 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/23
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Billy Apple's Revealed/ Concealed Exhibition at ACAG, 1979
Billy Apple's Revealed/ Concealed Exhibition at ACAG, 1979
Production date
1979
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2011/14
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Bruce Barber Archive
Bruce Barber Archive
Production date
1968-2008
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Bruce Barber, 2008
Accession no
RC2009/3
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Fiona Connor Archive
Fiona Connor Archive
Production date
2009-2019
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (see archive item details for credit lines specific to each deposit)
Accession no
RC2013/4
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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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June Black Archive
June Black Archive
Production date
circa 1890-2015
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Estate of June Black, 2017
Accession no
RC2018/1

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