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Temples for the Gods
Temples for the Gods

Free entry

Temples for the Gods

Free entry

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Poetic Imaginings: Piranesi's Rome
Poetic Imaginings: Piranesi's Rome

Free entry

Poetic Imaginings: Piranesi's Rome

Free entry

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Brian Brake: Lens on the world
Brian Brake: Lens on the world

Free entry

Brian Brake: Lens on the world

Free entry

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All That Was Solid Melts
All That Was Solid Melts

FREE

All That Was Solid Melts

FREE

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Open Late: Tiny Ruins (solo acoustic) and VICE DJs
Open Late: Tiny Ruins (solo acoustic) and VICE DJs

6–10pm

$30 + booking fee Buy tickets

Get up close and personal with Auckland Art Gallery's major exhibition The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate after dark with a series of late night events featuring DJs, live music, and entry to the exhibition.

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The Murderers Are Among Us (1946)
The Murderers Are Among Us (1946)

12pm

Free

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the DEFA (Deutsche Film-AG) Studio in East Germany, the Goethe-Institut New Zealand presents in its Winter Film Series at the Auckland Art Gallery a film programme highlighting different themes and genres that were important to the DEFA.

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Easy Listening: Michael Stevenson and Simon Denny in conversation
Easy Listening: Michael Stevenson and Simon Denny in conversation

6.30pm

Free – no bookings

Join artists Simon Denny and Michael Stevenson in conversation with Natasha Conland, Curator, Contemporary Art ahead of the opening of Michael's major new exhibition, Serene Velocity in Practice: MC510/CS183.

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Members Preview: All That Was Solid Melts
Members Preview: All That Was Solid Melts

5–9pm

FREE (Members only)

We welcome Gallery Members to attend the preview of All That Was Solid Melts on Friday 4 June. The exhibition will be open exclusively to Members from 5–9pm. Join the Membership team and Senior Curator Global Contemporary Art, Juliana Engberg in the café, for a glass of wine and a chance to meet other art lovers (nibbles provided).

Please present your membership card at the front desk to receive a wristband for entry. 

Members Preview: All That Was Solid Melts

5–9pm

FREE (Members only)

Artworks

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Ruins with figures in foreground
Ruins with figures in foreground

Albin Martin

Production date
19th century
Medium
pencil and gouache
Size (h x w)
284 x 380 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/157
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Oudaghir
Oudaghir

John Weeks

Production date
circa 1927-circa 1928
Medium
brown crayon
Size (h x w)
209 x 270 mm
Credit line
John Weeks Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the estate of Peter O'Connor, 2010
Accession no
RC2010/1/16/239
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Barracks Wall, Alfred Street
Barracks Wall, Alfred Street

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
132 x 202 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/4
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Tempio di Giove Tonans (Temple of Jupiter Tonans [Jupiter the Thunderer])
Tempio di Giove Tonans (Temple of Jupiter Tonans [Jupiter the Thunderer])

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Production date
1765
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
420 x 542 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/4/22
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Veduta del sotterraneo Fondamento del Mausoleo, che fu eretto da Elio Adriano Imp ... (View of the subterranean foundatins of the Mausoleum built by the Emperor Hadrian ...) Vertical section of the buttresses of Hadrian's mausoleum (Spaccato degli Speroni, i quali servono de contrafforti al gran fondamento del Mauso d'elio Adriano)
Veduta del sotterraneo Fondamento del Mausoleo, che fu eretto da Elio Adriano Im...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Production date
1756
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
700 x 450 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/4/35
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Sepolcro di Cecilia Metella ... (Tomb of Caecilia Metella ...)
Sepolcro di Cecilia Metella ... (Tomb of Caecilia Metella ...)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Production date
1762
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
448 x 634 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/4/86
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The East End of Howden Church, Yorkshire
The East End of Howden Church, Yorkshire

John Sell Cotman

Production date
1811
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
374 x 273 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/120
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Arco di Pola In Istria vincino alla Porta.  (Arch of Pola in Istria near the Gate)
Arco di Pola In Istria vincino alla Porta. (Arch of Pola in Istria near the Gat...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Production date
1765
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
125 x 257 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/4/27
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Fireplace, 7 Macauley Street
Fireplace, 7 Macauley Street

John Fields

Production date
04 Oct 1969
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
252 x 205 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with support from John B Turner 2017
Accession no
2016/26/10
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Farm Building
Farm Building

Unknown artist

Production date
19th century
Medium
wash drawing in sepia
Size (h x w)
252 x 285 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/35/1
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Maori warrior by carved gateway
Maori warrior by carved gateway

Alfred Sharpe

Production date
1879
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
285 x 190 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Molly Foster, 1995
Accession no
1994/41
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Leftovers
Leftovers

Robert Dale Anderson

Production date
1976
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
385 x 485 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1977
Accession no
1977/29/5
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[North African city with palm and figure]
[North African city with palm and figure]

John Weeks

Production date
circa 1927-circa 1928
Medium
pencil and watercolour
Size (h x w)
245 x 333 mm
Credit line
John Weeks Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the estate of Peter O'Connor, 2010
Accession no
RC2010/1/1/81
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Waharoa, Maketu Pa
Waharoa, Maketu Pa

John Kinder

Production date
1866
Medium
albumen on paper
Size (h x w)
231 x 151 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
1983/22/11
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Veduta del interno del Secondo Tempio a Pesto (Interior of the Second Temple at Paestum)
Veduta del interno del Secondo Tempio a Pesto (Interior of the Second Temple at...

Giovanni Volpato

Production date
1780
Medium
hand-coloured engraving
Size (h x w)
350 x 490 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from J.A. Tylee and C.E. van Kraayenoord
Accession no
L2014/10/4
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Y aun no se van!. (And Still They Don't Go!).
Y aun no se van!. (And Still They Don't Go!).

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

Production date
circa 1799
Medium
etching, burnished aquatint and burin
Size (h x w)
215 x 151 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1954
Accession no
1954/7/2/8
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Colin Mehlopt, Labourer, Fertilizer Works
Colin Mehlopt, Labourer, Fertilizer Works

Glenn Busch

Production date
1982
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
227 x 227 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
1983/63/5
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The Gardener
The Gardener

Paul van den Bergh

Production date
1979
Medium
ink on paper
Size (h x w)
315 x 340 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1979
Accession no
C1994/1/60
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Barracks Wall, Alfred Street
Barracks Wall, Alfred Street

John Fields

Production date
1971-1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
128 x 203 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/19
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Penshaw Monument, County Durham
Penshaw Monument, County Durham

Christopher Killip

Production date
1987
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
452 x 566 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/29/8
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Ruins of Church, Wairoa, after Eruption, June 10, 1886
Ruins of Church, Wairoa, after Eruption, June 10, 1886

Alfred Burton

Production date
circa 1898-circa 1899
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
140 x 195 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Ilene and Laurence Dakin Bequest, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/18/169
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Antique ancient altar with surrounding ruins
Antique ancient altar with surrounding ruins

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Production date
circa 1743
Medium
etching, four states with burin work
Size (h x w)
270 x 375 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/169
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[Figures amongst ruins]
[Figures amongst ruins]

John Weeks

Production date
circa 1927-circa 1928
Medium
black conte and pastel
Size (h x w)
243 x 310 mm
Credit line
John Weeks Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the estate of Peter O'Connor, 2010
Accession no
RC2010/1/17/6
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The Ruins
The Ruins

Thomas Girtin

Production date
1802
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
297 x 218 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Paul Potter, 1979
Accession no
1979/5
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Roman Edifice in Ruins
Roman Edifice in Ruins

William Woollet Claude Lorrain

Production date
1772
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
433 x 575 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir Ernest Davis 1937
Accession no
1937/4/4
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Landscape with Roman Ruins and Figures
Landscape with Roman Ruins and Figures

Leonardo Coccorante

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1000 x 1400 x 75 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
1961/18
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A Classical Landscape
A Classical Landscape

Andrea Locatelli

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
736 x 609 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1954
Accession no
1954/3/1
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Landscape with Peasants
Landscape with Peasants

Hendrik Mommers

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
800 x 650 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
1961/14/1
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Ruins with Woman in Foreground
Ruins with Woman in Foreground

Johann Wille

Production date
1736-1801
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
72 x 99 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/103/6
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Kirkstall Abbey, Yorkshire
Kirkstall Abbey, Yorkshire

William Purser

Production date
1805-1856
Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
179 x 261 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/71/1
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Ruins with Man and Woman in Foreground
Ruins with Man and Woman in Foreground

Johann Wille

Production date
1760
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
78 x 88 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1885/103/7
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Dimostrazione in grande del capitello di una delle colonne del Tempio di Giunonedentro i portici d'Ottavia.  (Reconstruction of details of the capital of a column of the Temple of Juno within the Portico of Octavia.)
Dimostrazione in grande del capitello di una delle colonne del Tempio di Giunone...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Production date
1756
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
395 x 250 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/4/67
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Ruins with Figures, an Equestrian Statue, and a round Temple
Ruins with Figures, an Equestrian Statue, and a round Temple

Marco Ricci

Production date
1723-1730
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
433 x 322 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/1
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Veduta degli avanzi del Foro Nerva. View of the ruins of the Forum of Nerva.
Veduta degli avanzi del Foro Nerva. View of the ruins of the Forum of Nerva.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Production date
circa 1750
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
400 x 609 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/4/82
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Florae Simulacrum in marmore pario sculptum
Florae Simulacrum in marmore pario sculptum

Rocco Pozzi Giuseppe Pozzi

Production date
1744
Medium
etching and engraving
Size (h x w)
479 x 273 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/36/58
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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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Roger Collins Frances Hodgkins Postcard Collection
Roger Collins Frances Hodgkins Postcard Collection
Production date
circa 1900-circa 1940
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Roger Collins, 2017
Accession no
RC2017/4

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