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Greer Twiss: Theatre Workshop
Greer Twiss: Theatre Workshop

Free entry

Greer Twiss: Theatre Workshop

Free entry

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Fetus Reproductions
Fetus Reproductions

Free entry

Fetus Reproductions

Free entry

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Mahuika Theatre Mask Performers
Mahuika Theatre Mask Performers

8.45pm

Free

Enjoy a free performance from the Mahuika Theatre Company. With characters that are full of game and life we are sure they will touch your hearts. 

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Red Leap Theatre: A Chatter of Starlings
Red Leap Theatre: A Chatter of Starlings

8.45pm

Free entry

Dubbed by critics as ‘restlessly creative and endlessly inventive’, Red Leap Theatre enjoys exploring the boundaries of physical theatre, imagery and storytelling.

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Seekers: Massive Theatre Company
Seekers: Massive Theatre Company

11.30am & 12.30pm

FREE

Seekers: Massive Theatre Company

11.30am & 12.30pm

FREE

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An Introduction to Silo Theatre's Peter and the Wolf
An Introduction to Silo Theatre's Peter and the Wolf

12pm

Members-only

Come along and meet the artistic team behind Silo Theatre's new production Peter and the Wolf.

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Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts: Theatre of Light
Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts: Theatre of Light

7–10pm

Free

Theatre of Light featuring recent works from the Good Company Arts' internationally acclaimed repertoire of dance films – part of Tempo Dance Festival and Artweek 2018.

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Doc Edge Presents: Theatre of Life (2015)
Doc Edge Presents: Theatre of Life (2015)

CANCELLED

Free

Documentary about the Refettorio Ambrosiano, an extraordinary soup kitchen conceived by renowned Italian chef Massimo Bottura during the Expo 2015 in Milan.

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Professor Peter O’Connor: Learning To Be Creative
Professor Peter O’Connor: Learning To Be Creative

6pm

Join Head of School, Critical Studies in Education, University of Auckland Professor Peter O’Connor for a talk on learning to be creative. 

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Blow-Up (1966)
Blow-Up (1966)

1pm

Free

Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic film about a London photographer who finds himself part of a murder mystery.

Blow-Up (1966)

1pm

Free

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Footnote Dance Company preview
Footnote Dance Company preview

12pm

Free

Catch a short preview of a new work by the Footnote Dance Company.

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Pacific Dance Festival: Aue Dance
Pacific Dance Festival: Aue Dance

1pm

Aue Dance Company is a newly formed dance company under the directorship of Vivian Hosking Aue and part of this year's Pacific Dance Festival. Get a taste of what Aue Dance is about as they conduct an open rehearsal in space at Gallery.

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Footnote Dance: open rehearsal
Footnote Dance: open rehearsal

12.30pm

Free

Footnote returns to Auckland Art Gallery with an open rehearsal of Claire O'Neil's Lifeworld (in five parts) before the full performance of the show at Q Theatre. 

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Doc Edge presents: Bugs (2016)
Doc Edge presents: Bugs (2016)

1pm

Free

Enjoy a free screening of Bugs, a documentary about a chef and a food lab researcher who go globe-trotting to investigate edible insects.

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Artweek: After hours – Daniel Belton
Artweek: After hours – Daniel Belton

6pm

Free

Spend an evening with internationally recognized choreographer and filmmaker Daniel Belton (Time Dance and Soma Songs). The event will include live performance excerpts from some of his recent works, including OneOne.

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Footnote open rehearsal: The Rebel Pink
Footnote open rehearsal: The Rebel Pink

12pm

Free

Footnote New Zealand Dance present an open rehearsal for The Rebel Pink, a new touring show that will be performed at Q Theatre on 7 and 8 April, 7.30pm.

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She Claims: Art Matters – Julia Croft and Rosabel Tan
She Claims: Art Matters – Julia Croft and Rosabel Tan

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, General Admission $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. Edition three is a conversation between theatre maker Julia Croft and editor and writer Rosabel Tan.

She Claims: Art Matters – Julia Croft and Rosabel Tan

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, General Admission $75 Book now

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POSTPONED Honestly Speaking: Speaking Honestly
POSTPONED Honestly Speaking: Speaking Honestly

6–8pm

Members and U35* $20, non-Members $30 (*U35 – 35 years and under) Book now

A poet, a performance artist and an art critic walk into an exhibition - it's Carrie Rudzinski, Sarita Das and Lucinda Bennett speaking honestly. These three contemporary voices provide fresh interpretation as they untangle, interrogate and vivify the works in our new exhibition Honestly Speaking: the Word, the Body and the Internet. With drinks and exclusive after-hours viewing, this night of activation is not to be missed.

POSTPONED Honestly Speaking: Speaking Honestly

6–8pm

Members and U35* $20, non-Members $30 (*U35 – 35 years and under) Book now

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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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Wonderland
Wonderland

10am–3pm

Free

Celebrate the opening of Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room and participate in a day of performances, activities and music. Explore the Gallery through another lens!

Wonderland

10am–3pm

Free

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Young Creative Artists Forum
Young Creative Artists Forum

10am–4pm

Free – registrations required Book now

Calling Auckland’s young creative artists. Are you interested in expanding your practice by collaborating and sharing knowledge? 

Young Creative Artists Forum

10am–4pm

Free – registrations required Book now

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Oscar Enberg: Red Beryl and crocodile, Opal (Irrational Exuberance in the White Man’s Hole)
Oscar Enberg: Red Beryl and crocodile, Opal (Irrational Exuberance in the White...

6.30pm

Free

Free screening of Oscar Enberg's new short film Red Beryl and crocodile, Opal (Irrational Exuberance in the White Man’s Hole). The film will be followed by a Q&A with the artist and Natasha Conland, Curator, Contemporary Art.

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Dr Bruno Ferraro: Transgression and Punishment in Dante's Inferno
Dr Bruno Ferraro: Transgression and Punishment in Dante's Inferno

11am

Dr Bruno Ferraro will take us in a journey from Hell to Mt. Eden following Dante’s footsteps. 

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Japonism in Fashion lecture: 1860s to 1930s
Japonism in Fashion lecture: 1860s to 1930s

5.30pm–6.45pm

Members $15, non-Members $20 Book now

In 2003, textile and dress historian Angela Lassig brought the exhibition Japonism in Fashion, initiated and developed by the Kyoto Costume Institute in 1989, to Te Papa Tongarewa and Christchurch Art Gallery. Now she will give two lectures on this topic as part of our events programme for the exhibition Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan.

Japonism in Fashion lecture: 1860s to 1930s

5.30pm–6.45pm

Members $15, non-Members $20 Book now

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She Claims: Art Matters – Courtney Sina Meredith and Sarah Longbottom
She Claims: Art Matters – Courtney Sina Meredith and Sarah Longbottom

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, General Admission $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. We kick off this series, just before the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, with a conversation between two inspiring women: Auckland Art Gallery Director Rhana Devenport and visual artist Judy Darragh.

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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.

Artworks

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Title page to vol. IV, containing bridges, remains of theatres and arcades ... (Tomo quarto contenente i ponti antichi, gli avanzi de'teatri, de'portici ...)
Title page to vol. IV, containing bridges, remains of theatres and arcades ... (...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Production date
1765
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
400 x 253 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/4/32
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XXV.  Dopo il trattato de' Ponti, e dell' Isola Tiberina segue la dimostrazione de' Teatri, e particolarmente del vicino Teatro di Marcello ... (After the consideration of bridges and the tiber Island there follows an examination of theatres, and particularly of the nearby Theatre of Marcellus ... Plan of the remains of the auditorium of the Theatre)
XXV. Dopo il trattato de' Ponti, e dell' Isola Tiberina segue la dimostrazione...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Production date
1756
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
403 x 257 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/4/49
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inhabit me (like a memory)
inhabit me (like a memory)

Neil Emmerson

Production date
1993
Medium
grisaille, multiple-colour stone lithography, pearlescent nail polish on paper adhered to ply wood panels with synthetic polymer paint, wood and steel rod hinges
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2017
Accession no
2017/23
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The Theatre
The Theatre

J W Manning

Production date
circa 1949
Medium
pastel
Size (h x w)
286 x 432 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1949
Accession no
1949/10
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A Scene from Kabuki
A Scene from Kabuki

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
364 x 256 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M55
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2e Intermede: L'Enfer s'arme pour venger Circe (2nd Interlude: Hell Arms Itself to Avenge Circe)
2e Intermede: L'Enfer s'arme pour venger Circe (2nd Interlude: Hell Arms Itself...

Jacques Callot

Production date
1616
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
288 x 282 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/27
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3e Intermede: La bataille est arretee par l'Amour (3rd Interlude: The battle is put to end by Love)
3e Intermede: La bataille est arretee par l'Amour (3rd Interlude: The battle is...

Jacques Callot

Production date
1616
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
204 x 283 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/28
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XXXVIII  Dimostrazione dell odierno avanzo del Teatro di Pompeo   (Reconstruction of the present remains of the Theatre of Pompey)
XXXVIII Dimostrazione dell odierno avanzo del Teatro di Pompeo (Reconstructio...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Production date
1756
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
404 x 258 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/4/62
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Design for a Stage Scene for 'A Voyage to the Moon'
Design for a Stage Scene for 'A Voyage to the Moon'

Albert Callcott

Production date
1876
Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
252 x 249 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H Callcott, 1935
Accession no
1935/4/1
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At the Stage Door - Cartoon
At the Stage Door - Cartoon

William Dyson

Production date
circa 1900-1938
Medium
wash, lithograph
Size (h x w)
315 x 253 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/41/3
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Auriculan theatre
Auriculan theatre

John Farleigh

Production date
1939
Medium
colour lithograph
Size (h x w)
180 x 142 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/46
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The Stage
The Stage

James Boswell

Production date
Unknown
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
285 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1940
Accession no
1940/3/3
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Design for Stage Scenery
Design for Stage Scenery

Albert Callcott

Production date
19th century
Medium
pencil and watercolour
Size (h x w)
224 x 315 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H Callcott, 1935
Accession no
1935/4/2
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