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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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California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way
California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way

$9 - $15, under 12s FREE

California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way

$9 - $15, under 12s 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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The 3rd Auckland Triennial: turbulence
The 3rd Auckland Triennial: turbulence

Free entry

The 3rd Auckland Triennial: turbulence

Free entry

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The 1st Auckland Triennial: Bright Paradise
The 1st Auckland Triennial: Bright Paradise

Free entry

The 1st Auckland Triennial: Bright Paradise

Free entry

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New Members Tour: Wed 10 Feb
New Members Tour: Wed 10 Feb

2–3pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

In this wayfinding tour, you will be introduced to the Gallery’s layout, iconic artworks and the key sites in our award-winning building, including the Members lounge.

New Members Tour: Wed 10 Feb

2–3pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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New Members Tour: Sat 27 Feb
New Members Tour: Sat 27 Feb

11am–12pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

In this wayfinding tour, you will be introduced to the Gallery’s layout, iconic artworks and the key sites in our award-winning building, including the Members lounge.

New Members Tour: Sat 27 Feb

11am–12pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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An Icons walkthrough with Gordon Morrison
An Icons walkthrough with Gordon Morrison

Sat 11.00–11.30am, Sun 11.00–11.30am & 1.00-1.30pm

Free tour + General Admission charges (bookings essential) Book now

An Icons walkthrough with Gordon Morrison

Sat 11.00–11.30am, Sun 11.00–11.30am & 1.00-1.30pm

Free tour + General Admission charges (bookings essential) Book now

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The liveable city: Place-making and public art
The liveable city: Place-making and public art

4–6pm

$22, Members only Book now

How does art transform our experience of living in an intensely urban setting?

Public Art Project Manager Kim Martinengo gives an insightful talk on placemaking and pop-up art in Tāmaki Makaurau, followed by a guided tour, led by Lucy Moore, of open-air artworks in the area surrounding our Gallery.

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Audio described tour
Audio described tour

12pm

Free

Join us for a tour led by professional Audio Describer Nicola Owen as she offers visual descriptions of some of the works and layout of the new suite of collection shows New Zealand Art: Opening the Past to the Ever-changing Present.

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Curator tours of Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Christian Orthodox World
Curator tours of Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Christian Orthodox World

Various dates, 1.45 — 2.30pm

Adult $24.50, Concession $19.50, Members free Book now

Curator tours of Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Christian Orthodox World

Various dates, 1.45 — 2.30pm

Adult $24.50, Concession $19.50, Members free Book now

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Game changers: curator's tour with Mary Kisler
Game changers: curator's tour with Mary Kisler

1pm

BOOKED OUT

Join Mary Kisler, Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, for a talk on the game changers in modern art. 

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Game Changers: curator's tour with Mary Kisler
Game Changers: curator's tour with Mary Kisler

Members-only

Join Mary Kisler, Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, for a repeat of her popular talk on Game Changers: International Modernism.

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Game Changers: curator's tour with Mary Kisler
Game Changers: curator's tour with Mary Kisler

1pm

Members-only

Join Mary Kisler, Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, for a repeat of her popular talk on Game Changers: International Modernism.

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Storytellers, Histories and Memories
Storytellers, Histories and Memories

10am – 5pm

Free

Reflecting on South America and its histories, the events planned for the first Space to Dream themed weekend offer reflections on how narrative enters into culture in South America.

Storytellers, Histories and Memories

10am – 5pm

Free

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Curator and artist talk: Pacific Sisters: He Toa Tāera | Fashion Activists
Curator and artist talk: Pacific Sisters: He Toa Tāera | Fashion Activists

12 – 1pm

FREE (Members only)

Artist and Pacific Sisters’ member Feeonaa Wall will join forces with Senior Curator, NZ and Pacific Art, Ron Brownson, to give an illustrated talk on Pacific Sisters: He Toa Tāera | Fashion Activists, prior to the Members Preview of the exhibition. 

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Peter Simpson – Cubism comes to Titirangi
Peter Simpson – Cubism comes to Titirangi

2–3pm

Free

Join writer, editor, critic, curator and former academic, Peter Simpson for his insight into the work produced by Colin McCahon on his arrival in Auckland in 1953.

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After hours talk: Suji Park in conversation with Sue Gardiner
After hours talk: Suji Park in conversation with Sue Gardiner

6pm

Free

McCahon House Artist in Residence Suji Park in conversation with Sue Gardiner, writer/tour guide and co-director of the Chartwell Collection.

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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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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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Late Night Lego
Late Night Lego

6 – 8.30pm

FREE

Late Night Lego

6 – 8.30pm

FREE

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Kahlo & Rivera: Mexican Modernism - A Curator’s Talk
Kahlo & Rivera: Mexican Modernism - A Curator’s Talk

3–3.30pm

Free - bookings essential | Exhibition admission additional Book now

Kahlo & Rivera: Mexican Modernism - A Curator’s Talk

3–3.30pm

Free - bookings essential | Exhibition admission additional Book now

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Archive display and talk: Catherine Hammond
Archive display and talk: Catherine Hammond

12.45pm

Fully booked

Join Catherine Hammond, Auckland Art Gallery’s Research Library Manager, as she introduces the Library’s new display case exhibition, Tate & Us: The ongoing relationship between Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Tate.

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Members curator talk: Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder
Members curator talk: Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder

2—3pm

FREE (Members only)

Please note: due to popular demand, this event has shifted locations. It will now be hosted in the Auditorium on the Lower Ground level. Please ask our staff for directions. 

Join Curator, New Zealand Art, Julia Waite for a Members-only tour through the boundless experimentation of one of New Zealand’s acclaimed conceptual artists in Bill Culbert | Slow Wonder.

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An Imaginary Nature for 6–8 Year Olds
An Imaginary Nature for 6–8 Year Olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Taking inspiration from Maria Nepomuceno’s vibrant artwork Grande Boca (Big Mouth) 2013 in Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America, participants will explore various materials and joining techniques to create ‘imaginary nature’.

An Imaginary Nature for 6–8 Year Olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

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An Imaginary Nature for 6–8 Year Olds
An Imaginary Nature for 6–8 Year Olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Taking inspiration from Maria Nepomuceno’s vibrant artwork Grande Boca (Big Mouth) 2013 in Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America, participants will explore various materials and joining techniques to create ‘imaginary nature’.

An Imaginary Nature for 6–8 Year Olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

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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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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

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

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Mary Quant closing event
Mary Quant closing event

9.45am - 2.45pm

Free - bookings essential

Mary Quant closing event

9.45am - 2.45pm

Free - bookings essential

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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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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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