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A Pioneering Spirit
A Pioneering Spirit

Free entry

A Pioneering Spirit

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Saints and Scholars
Saints and Scholars

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Saints and Scholars

Free entry

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Out of the Ordinary
Out of the Ordinary

Free entry

Out of the Ordinary

Free entry

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Property of a Gentleman
Property of a Gentleman

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Property of a Gentleman

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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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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Denmark Design
Denmark Design

$12 early bird tickets available Book now

Denmark Design

$12 early bird tickets available Book now

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Mystic Truths
Mystic Truths

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Mystic Truths

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The Walters Prize 2016
The Walters Prize 2016

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The Walters Prize 2016

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Monsters and Maidens
Monsters and Maidens

Free entry

Monsters and Maidens

Free entry

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The Walters Prize 2012
The Walters Prize 2012

Free entry

The Walters Prize 2012

Free entry

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The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate
The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate

$23, Members and Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate

$23, Members and Children 12 and under FREE Buy tickets

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Light from Tate: 1700s to Now
Light from Tate: 1700s to Now

Adults $26.50, Concessions $21.50, Members and children 12 & under FREE Book now

Light from Tate: 1700s to Now

Adults $26.50, Concessions $21.50, Members and children 12 & under FREE Book now

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Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary
Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary

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Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Art and Life in Modern Mexico
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Art and Life in Modern Mexico

Adults $24.50, Concessions $19.50, Members and children 12 & under FREE

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Art and Life in Modern Mexico

Adults $24.50, Concessions $19.50, Members and children 12 & under FREE

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Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Light) 2010
Nostalgia de la luz (Nostalgia for the Light) 2010

1pm

Free

A documentary that unites astronomy, the present, the past and the collective memory presented in Chile’s Atacama desert where astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. 

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Central do Brasil (Central Station) 1998
Central do Brasil (Central Station) 1998

12pm

Free

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew. 

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Un cuento chino (Chinese Takeaway) 2011
Un cuento chino (Chinese Takeaway) 2011

1pm

Free

Film telling the story of Roberto and a Chinese man named Jun who wanders lost in Buenos Aires in search of his only living family member, his uncle. 

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Urban Explorers
Urban Explorers

Has cabin fever set in? Exhausted all the movie options? Looking for an outdoor activity for the whole family?

Become an Urban Explorer today! Download the Goosechase app and search Urban Explorers to play. 

Urban Explorers

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Helene Wong with Roseanne Liang
Helene Wong with Roseanne Liang

12pm

Free

Join noted film critic and writer Helene Wong discussing her new book Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story with screenwriter and award winning director Roseanne Liang. 

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BWB Winter Talk Series: Tuai – A Traveller in Two Worlds
BWB Winter Talk Series: Tuai – A Traveller in Two Worlds

3pm

Free

Join authors Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins in conversation with Hirini Kaa as they explore the action-packed life of Tuai, who not only travelled across the world, but across cultures.

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Pacific Dance: S.U.B and AVE
Pacific Dance: S.U.B and AVE

12pm

Free

Following rave reviews at the recent Pacific Dance Festival, Connor Masseurs, Toa Paranihi and Ufitia Sagapolutele present performances of S.U.B and AVE to Auckland audiences.

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Doc Edge Presents: Graves Without a Name
Doc Edge Presents: Graves Without a Name

2-4pm

$15.38 Book now

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: Nalini Malani
After hours talk: Nalini Malani

6pm

Free entry

Join visiting contemporary Indian artist Nalini Malani for an illustrated talk on her past and current body of work.

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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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Back Office: Conservation
Back Office: Conservation

6–6.30pm

Free for Members

Each month, we’re passing the mic to the people we work with to share the stories from the Back Office. Be it their favourite artwork, research or experiences on the job, they’ll be sharing their projects and passions.

Back Office: Conservation

6–6.30pm

Free for Members

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Music in the Mackelvie: Free Lunchtime Concerts
Music in the Mackelvie: Free Lunchtime Concerts

12pm or 2pm daily

FREE

Music in the Mackelvie: Free Lunchtime Concerts

12pm or 2pm daily

FREE

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India

6 – 7pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only (RSVP required) Book now

In advance of an exhibition on the history and meanings of colour (2022), Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson explores exuberant paintings of British painter Howard Hodgkin through his relationship to India and its artistic traditions. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. Please note, this lecture will be held onsite in the Gallery Auditorium. As spaces are limited, please register for a free ticket using the booking link.

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India

6 – 7pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only (RSVP required) Book now

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Back Office: Creative Practice
Back Office: Creative Practice

6–6.30pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

Each month, we’re passing the mic to the people we work with to share the stories from the Back Office. Be it their favourite artwork, research or experiences on the job, they’ll be sharing their projects and passions.

 

Back Office: Creative Practice

6–6.30pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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From Picks to Pietas
From Picks to Pietas

12–1pm

FREE

Join Mary Kisler to hear about James Tannock Mackelvie's rise to fame, and her research in the Mackelvie archive held in Auckland Libraries' Heritage Collections.

From Picks to Pietas

12–1pm

FREE

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Back Office: Virtual Launch
Back Office: Virtual Launch

3.30–4pm

Free for Members (Link to join in your Members e-newsletter on Thu 25 Feb)

Each month, we’re passing the mic to the people we work with to share the stories from the Back Office. Be it their favourite artwork, research or experiences on the job, they’ll be sharing their projects and passions.

Back Office: Virtual Launch

3.30–4pm

Free for Members (Link to join in your Members e-newsletter on Thu 25 Feb)

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Treasures of the Grand Tour: Italy through British eyes
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Treasures of the Grand Tour: Italy through British e...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson, to explore the ‘lure of Italy’ for British tourists in the eighteenth century in this online lecture. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Treasures of the Grand Tour: Italy through British e...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for precision
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for preci...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson as she reconstructs the artistic dialogue between Dutch abstract painter, Piet Mondrian and his younger British colleague, Ben Nicholson. Their relationship flourished in north London in late 1938, when the two friends worked side by side in neighbouring studios as the clouds of World War II gathered. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for preci...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Painting as protest in the prisons of the French Revolution
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Painting as protest in the prisons of the French Rev...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson uncovers the extraordinary story behind a group of well-known landscapes painted on plates by the renowned French landscape and decorative artist Hubert Robert (1733-1808) during his imprisonment as a political suspect during the Terror. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Painting as protest in the prisons of the French Rev...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Biennale Archive Stories #4: Mami Kataoka with Rhana Devenport: An Open Interview with Lisa Reihana, John Reynolds and Peter Robinson
Biennale Archive Stories #4: Mami Kataoka with Rhana Devenport: An Open Intervie...

6pm

Free

As part of the Biennale of Sydney’s investigation into their Archive, 21st Biennale Artistic Director Mami Kataoka and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki Director Rhana Devenport co-moderate a conversation with three New Zealand artists whose contributions to Biennale of Sydney editions in 1998, 2000, 2006 and 2012 remain in our memories.

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson to hear the story behind the creation of Claude Monet’s extraordinary water gardens at Giverny and the evolution of his Japanese bridge series, culminating in a discussion of a late bridge painting made by Monet, on loan at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Lecture series Colin McCahon: Linda Tyler
Lecture series Colin McCahon: Linda Tyler

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

Lecture series Colin McCahon: Linda Tyler

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

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Lecture series Colin McCahon: Peter Simpson
Lecture series Colin McCahon: Peter Simpson

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

Lecture series Colin McCahon: Peter Simpson

10.30am–12.30pm

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Lecture series Colin McCahon: Ron Brownson
Lecture series Colin McCahon: Ron Brownson

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

Lecture series Colin McCahon: Ron Brownson

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

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Lecture series Colin McCahon: Alexa Johnston and Annette McKone
Lecture series Colin McCahon: Alexa Johnston and Annette McKone

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

Lecture series Colin McCahon: Alexa Johnston and Annette McKone

10.30am–12.30pm

$37 for Members and $47 for non-Members. Book now

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Manpower Lectures – #4 Queer and Now (online)
Manpower Lectures – #4 Queer and Now (online)

6—7pm

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

What's queer about long-nineteenth-century British art now? Answering this question, Edwards address two entirely different examples: Henry Hugh Armstead’s mid-Victorian bronze statuette ‘Satan dismayed’ otherwise known as ‘Saint Michael and the Serpent’ (1852) and Henry Scott Tuke’s 1924 oil painting, ‘Companions’. Both artists remain marginalised, and have proven difficult to canonise for different reasons: Armstead as a predominantly decorative artist in a canon still primarily oriented towards the two-dimensional and the category of fine art, and Tuke because of the open secret of the pederastic character of his work, at a moment in which childhood sexual abuse remains one of the key cultural issues of our time. What might we learn from returning to think about both?

This lecture is a pre-recorded lecture that will be made available to ticketholders to watch in their own time. This lecture is the fourth in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism.

Manpower Lectures – #4 Queer and Now (online)

6—7pm

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Manpower Lectures – #2 Ancient Greek Male Identity and the Modern World
Manpower Lectures – #2 Ancient Greek Male Identity and the Modern World

6—7pm

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Drawing on heroes of classical mythology, the Iliad, Greek tragedy and their modern adaptations, Dr Anastasia Bakogianni explores what it meant to be a man in the ancient Greek world. Researching expectations placed upon men and the warrior ethos, she tracks its impact throughout the centuries and on the modern concept of masculinity.  This lecture is the second in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism.

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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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Manpower Lectures – #3 The New Mail Order
Manpower Lectures – #3 The New Mail Order

6—7pm

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

When Eugen Sandow, the father of modern bodybuilding, toured New Zealand in the summer of 1902-03, his aim was to reshape the nation. Long before the likes of Charles Atlas peddled mail order muscle programmes, the Sandow System was embraced by men throughout New Zealand. Eager to flex and pose and dream of a new male order, these men joined local gyms, entered bodybuilding contests, and even strutted their stuff in local beauty competitions. In this lecture, Dr Caroline Daley reveals the bodies of early twentieth century men and questions whether our fixation with rugby players, farmers and soldiers means we’re missing the pleasure that comes from gazing upon the world’s most perfectly developed man and his local acolytes.

This lecture is the third in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism. 

Manpower Lectures – #3 The New Mail Order

6—7pm

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

Artworks

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Laban Searching Jacob's Baggage
Laban Searching Jacob's Baggage

Giovanni Castiglione

Production date
1630-1640
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
253 x 338 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1964
Accession no
1964/2
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Ritual and Formation
Ritual and Formation

Peter Robinson

Production date
2013
Medium
wool felt, aluminium rods
Size (h x w)
2600 x 9750 x 500 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Chartwell Collection, purchased 2013
Accession no
2013/23
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The Philosopher Diogenes searching for an honest man
The Philosopher Diogenes searching for an honest man

Giovanni Castiglione

Production date
1645-1650
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
220 x 312 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Peter Tomory Collection, purchased 2004
Accession no
2004/30/46
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The Lost Fare
The Lost Fare

Norman Lindsay

Production date
1899-1969
Medium
pen and ink
Size (h x w)
234 x 204 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/41/8
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Planting, Searching, Rising: Taupiri is the Mountain, Waikato is the River
Planting, Searching, Rising: Taupiri is the Mountain, Waikato is the River

Emily Karaka

Production date
1983
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1830 x 8300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland City Council Employment Department, 1985
Accession no
1985/48
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Figures in light 17
Figures in light 17

Pat Hanly

Production date
1964
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1276 x 927 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1964
Accession no
1964/9/4
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