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ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart
ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart

Free entry

ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart

Free entry

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Printing the Pacific: 1696–1804
Printing the Pacific: 1696–1804

Free entry

Printing the Pacific: 1696–1804

Free entry

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Ruth Buchanan artist project: The Curtain
Ruth Buchanan artist project: The Curtain

Free entry

Ruth Buchanan artist project: The Curtain

Free entry

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Michael Smythe — Scandi-Kiwi Style
Michael Smythe — Scandi-Kiwi Style

2–3pm

It was the golden age of the 1950s and 60s when Scandinavian Design became a dominant international trend and New Zealand fell under the influence of Nordic designers.

Join design writer, researcher, curator and historian Michael Smythe for an illustrated talk that will reveal the extent of this influence on New Zealand design during the post-WWII years.

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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: 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: 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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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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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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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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Tea with Mussolini (1999)
Tea with Mussolini (1999)

1pm

Free

Tea With Mussolini is a touching and nostalgic, semi-autobiographical movie based on the director’s memories of his childhood in Florence before and during World War II. 

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My Art Time with Guillaumit
My Art Time with Guillaumit

10.30am—12.30pm and 1.30pm—3.30pm

My Art Time is excited to host French artist Guillaumit at the Gallery for an AR interactive workshop.

My Art Time with Guillaumit

10.30am—12.30pm and 1.30pm—3.30pm

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VIP Exhibition Tour: fashion and the Pacific Sisters
VIP Exhibition Tour: fashion and the Pacific Sisters

9–10am

$35 Members, $85 non-Members (includes annual membership) Buy tickets

Join artist and Pacific Sisters’ member Suzanne Tamaki and New Zealand Fashion Museum director Doris de Pont for a VIP, early-morning tour of the exhibition Pacific Sisters: He Toa Tāera | Fashion Activists.

VIP Exhibition Tour: fashion and the Pacific Sisters

9–10am

$35 Members, $85 non-Members (includes annual membership) Buy tickets

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Emma Chambers: The making of The Body Laid Bare
Emma Chambers: The making of The Body Laid Bare

1pm

Free entry

Join Emma Chambers, curator, modern British art at Tate, London for an illustrated introduction to The Body Laid Bare and the exhibition's concept, themes and how the works were selected. 

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She Claims: Art Matters #6 – Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet and Angela Lassig
She Claims: Art Matters #6 – Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet and Angela Lassig

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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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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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

Artworks

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"There's Rosemary ..." (memorium)
"There's Rosemary ..." (memorium)

Len Casbolt

Production date
Unknown
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
315 x 264 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/14/47
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War Memorial. Balclutha
War Memorial. Balclutha

Laurence Aberhart

Production date
1979-1980
Medium
black and white photograph, toned in gold chloride
Size (h x w)
196 x 247 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/34/6
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Sketch of War Memorial for "Pastoral" , with notes for colour
Sketch of War Memorial for "Pastoral" , with notes for colour

William A Sutton

Production date
circa 1959
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
381 x 279 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1972
Accession no
1972/15/3
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Memorial Museum
Memorial Museum

D G Begg

Production date
circa 1950
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
214 x 160 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/7/22
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Study for War Memorial for "Pastoral"
Study for War Memorial for "Pastoral"

William A Sutton

Production date
circa 1959
Medium
pencil, squared off in biro
Size (h x w)
376 x 273 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1972
Accession no
1972/15/4
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Te Rawhiti III
Te Rawhiti III

Robert Ellis

Production date
1974
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1220 x 1220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/32
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Troopers' Memorial, Albert Park, Auckland
Troopers' Memorial, Albert Park, Auckland

Muir & Moodie

Production date
1909
Medium
albumen
Size (h x w)
111 x 156 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr G Moonen, 1989
Accession no
1989/56/2
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Anzac Memorial, Sydney
Anzac Memorial, Sydney

Adele Younghusband

Production date
1937
Medium
linocut
Size (h x w)
345 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
1984/44
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The glorious dead
The glorious dead

Richard Killeen

Production date
1968
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
792 x 787 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Richard Killeen, 2000
Accession no
2000/11
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