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Battle Cry
Battle Cry

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Battle Cry

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Window Work: Graham Fletcher
Window Work: Graham Fletcher

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Window Work: Graham Fletcher

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Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland
Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland

6—7pm

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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

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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.

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

6—7pm

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

6—7pm

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

6—7pm

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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

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Artworks

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Warriors
Warriors

Anthony Goicolea

Production date
2001
Medium
c-type print
Size (h x w)
715 x 3930 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist and Gow Langsford Gallery, 2017
Accession no
C2017/1/9.1-2
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Two Greek Warriors Fighting
Two Greek Warriors Fighting

Max Slevogt

Production date
1888-1932
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
312 x 420 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/271
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North frieze - Horsemen and warriors
North frieze - Horsemen and warriors

John Henning

Production date
Unknown
Medium
plaster
Size (h x w)
59 x 155 x 10 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/426/3
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No. 45, Sumino Juheiji Tsugufusa
No. 45, Sumino Juheiji Tsugufusa

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Production date
1847
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
368 x 272 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M133
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Samurai threatened by two cats
Samurai threatened by two cats

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Production date
1794-1832
Medium
woodcut - sumizuri-e (black ink)
Size (h x w)
365 x 258 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1
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The Well Curb Scene from the Ise Monogatari (Tales of Ise)
The Well Curb Scene from the Ise Monogatari (Tales of Ise)

Okumura Masanobu

Production date
18th century?
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
305 x 151 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M3
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The Urban Warrior
The Urban Warrior

Lisa Reihana

Production date
2007
Medium
digital photograph printed on Fuji Crystal Archive resin coated paper mounted on 4mm aluminium
Size (h x w)
2000 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, purchased with assistance from the Gallery, 2010
Accession no
2010/25/5
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Murchison
Murchison

Marian Maguire

Production date
2001
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/6
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A Fight between Samurai (centre sheet of Triad?)
A Fight between Samurai (centre sheet of Triad?)

Toyokuni

Production date
circa 1846-circa 1853
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
376 x 272 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M56
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Ryûhô hakuja o kiru (Liu Bang Kills the White Serpent)
Ryûhô hakuja o kiru (Liu Bang Kills the White Serpent)

Totoya Hokkei

Production date
1832
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
211 x 186 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M66
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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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Te Ko On the Warpath
Te Ko On the Warpath

Trevor Lloyd

Production date
circa 1920-1937
Medium
soft ground etching and aquatint
Size (h x w)
178 x 108 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Connie and Olive Lloyd, 1973
Accession no
1973/7/103
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Maui
Maui

Lisa Reihana

Production date
2007
Medium
digital photograph printed on Fuji Crystal Archive resin coated paper mounted on 4mm aluminium
Size (h x w)
2000 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, purchased with assistance from the Gallery, 2010
Accession no
2010/25/6
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A Samurai holding a poem, accompanied by his wife and her maid
A Samurai holding a poem, accompanied by his wife and her maid

Utagawa Toyokuni I

Production date
circa 1789-1825
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
369 x 261 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M32
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Tukutuku Terrain
Tukutuku Terrain

Lisa Reihana

Production date
2007
Medium
two-channel video, standard definition (SD), 16:9, colour, silent
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2010
Accession no
2010/25/7.1-2
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Dandy
Dandy

Lisa Reihana

Production date
2007
Medium
digital photograph printed on Fuji Crystal Archive resin coated paper mounted on 4mm aluminium
Size (h x w)
2000 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, purchased with assistance from the Gallery, 2010
Accession no
2010/25/1
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Diva
Diva

Lisa Reihana

Production date
2007
Medium
digital photograph printed on Fuji Crystal Archive resin coated paper mounted on 4mm aluminium
Size (h x w)
2000 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, purchased with assistance from the Gallery, 2010
Accession no
2010/25/3
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Battle scene in a Temple (left hand sheet of Triad)
Battle scene in a Temple (left hand sheet of Triad)

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
361 x 242 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M62
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Achilles carries Penthesilea through Doubtful Sound
Achilles carries Penthesilea through Doubtful Sound

Marian Maguire

Production date
2002
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/4
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Peace, Goodwill Towards Men
Peace, Goodwill Towards Men

Thomas Read

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1190 x 1365 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Bridgewater, 1890
Accession no
1890/1
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Victor Sitting
Victor Sitting

Lisa Reihana

Production date
2007
Medium
digital photograph printed on Fuji Crystal Archive resin coated paper mounted on 4mm aluminium
Size (h x w)
2000 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, purchased with assistance from the Gallery, 2010
Accession no
2010/25/2
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Ranginui
Ranginui

Lisa Reihana

Production date
2007
Medium
digital photograph printed on Fuji Crystal Archive resin coated paper mounted on 4mm aluminium. C print.
Size (h x w)
2000 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, purchased with assistance from the Gallery, 2010
Accession no
2010/25/4
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Battle scene in a Temple (centre sheet of Triad)
Battle scene in a Temple (centre sheet of Triad)

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
361 x 242 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M61
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Bust Portrait of Mrs Fuseli
Bust Portrait of Mrs Fuseli

Henry Fuseli

Production date
circa 1795
Medium
pen with black and blue wash, heightened with white (brush and wash worked up with gouache)
Size (h x w)
174 x 144 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/48
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Wiremu Tamihana
Wiremu Tamihana

Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
770 x 664 x 55 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/60
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Guerrier de la Nouvelle Zelande [Warrior of New Zealand]
Guerrier de la Nouvelle Zelande [Warrior of New Zealand]

Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur J Laroque

Production date
1796
Medium
etching, aquatint and watercolour
Size (h x w)
232 x 169 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Ilene and Laurence Dakin Bequest, purchased 1998
Accession no
1998/15/4
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Mitate Hakkei; Night rain at Gion (centre sheet of Triad)
Mitate Hakkei; Night rain at Gion (centre sheet of Triad)

Andō Hiroshige

Production date
circa 1850
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
368 x 271 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M101
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Le guerrier au chapeau orne d'une grande plume
Le guerrier au chapeau orne d'une grande plume

Jacques Callot

Production date
1624
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
152 x 96 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/2/198
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Fortitude
Fortitude

Edward Burne-Jones

Production date
1878 {Begun in}
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
3700 x 1640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Moss Davis, 1926
Accession no
1926/3
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Achilles slays Hector at Otira Gorge
Achilles slays Hector at Otira Gorge

Marian Maguire

Production date
2003
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/7
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On the sea-beat coast, where hardy Thracians tame the Savage Horse
On the sea-beat coast, where hardy Thracians tame the Savage Horse

William Calderon

Production date
1905
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1829 x 3785 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
MU/29
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Copy of Scene from Greek Vase Painting
Copy of Scene from Greek Vase Painting

Unknown artist

Production date
18th century?
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
117 x 187 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/36/53
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Hemi Topine Te Mamaku
Hemi Topine Te Mamaku

Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
770 x 666 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/54
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The Samurai Yoshiiye Hachimantaro on horseback
The Samurai Yoshiiye Hachimantaro on horseback

Toyokuni V Kunisada III - Kochoro

Production date
1843-1846
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
362 x 251 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M44
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Ulutoa moana
Ulutoa moana

Fatu Feu'u

Production date
1999
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
560 x 755 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2002
Accession no
2002/25/4
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The Death of Achilles at Klondyke Corner
The Death of Achilles at Klondyke Corner

Marian Maguire

Production date
2002
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/8
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