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James Oram: Limited Time
James Oram: Limited Time

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James Oram: Limited Time

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Love Chief
Love Chief

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Love Chief

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John Reynolds: Epistomadologies
John Reynolds: Epistomadologies

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John Reynolds: Epistomadologies

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McCahon's Visible Mysteries
McCahon's Visible Mysteries

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McCahon's Visible Mysteries

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Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery
Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery

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Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery

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The Walters Prize 2004
The Walters Prize 2004

$7 - $5

The Walters Prize 2004

$7 - $5

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The Walters Prize 2016
The Walters Prize 2016

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The Walters Prize 2016

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Mystic Truths
Mystic Truths

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Mystic Truths

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Dane Mitchell: Iris, Iris, Iris
Dane Mitchell: Iris, Iris, Iris

Dane Mitchell: Iris, Iris, Iris

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Everyday Minimal
Everyday Minimal

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Everyday Minimal

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Goya: Folly and War
Goya: Folly and War

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Goya: Folly and War

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Toi Aotearoa
Toi Aotearoa

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Toi Aotearoa

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The Walters Prize 2008
The Walters Prize 2008

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The Walters Prize 2008

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Manifesto
Manifesto

$12.50 – $28, Members and Children 12 & under FREE Buy tickets

Manifesto

$12.50 – $28, Members and Children 12 & under FREE Buy tickets

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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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Songwriting: Words and music
Songwriting: Words and music

12pm

Free

Join us for the return of Writers Lounge – a series of engaging discussions and conversations between writers and social commentators in our auditorium.

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Dr Paula Morris: World of Words – Why Ideas Don’t Make Stories
Dr Paula Morris: World of Words – Why Ideas Don’t Make Stories

6pm

Join Convenor of Creative Writing, English Department, University of Auckland, Dr. Paula Morris for her lecture World of Words: Why Ideas Don’t Make Stories.

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Eddie Elliot: Intuition
Eddie Elliot: Intuition

12pm

Free

Enjoy Intuition a new contemporary dance work by rising Māori choreographer and performer Eddie Elliott.

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Eddie Elliot: Intuition
Eddie Elliot: Intuition

12pm

Free

Enjoy Intuition a new contemporary dance work by rising Māori choreographer and performer Eddie Elliott.

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Exhibition talk: Manifesto
Exhibition talk: Manifesto

2pm

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Associate Professor Linda Tyler introduces new exhibition Manifesto, exploring the words and sentiments of the powerful historical statements by artists referred to in the exhibition.

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After hours talk: Matt Saunders
After hours talk: Matt Saunders

5.30pm

Enjoy an after hours talk 'Flawed words and stubborn sounds' by visiting US artist Matt Saunders, who is in the country as international guest and external examiner for the July MFA seminar at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.

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The Label Swap project: AUT Communication Design students
The Label Swap project: AUT Communication Design students

10am–5pm

Free

A presentation of recent work by AUT Communication Design students that will make you re-examine the influence that packaging and marketing has on our selection of products.

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Doc Edge Presents: Maya Angelou – And Still I Rise (2016)
Doc Edge Presents: Maya Angelou – And Still I Rise (2016)

2pm

SOLD OUT

The first documentary about Maya Angelou, the iconic writer, poet, performer and activist, who overcame racism and devastating abuse to become one of our culture’s greatest voices.

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Giselle – What becomes of the broken hearted
Giselle – What becomes of the broken hearted

2pm

Mary-Jane O’Reilly’s condensed contemporary ballet is a high-intensity, 20-minute excerpt of a full-length work that draws its stylistic landscape from post-WW2 film noir.

 

 

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AUT animated short films
AUT animated short films

11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm

Enjoy a compilation of the best work from the AUT Digital Design students written, created and produced during 2017. Each screening includes an extra short feature on how the films were made.

AUT animated short films

11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm

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NZTrio: Tectonic Uprising
NZTrio: Tectonic Uprising

6–8pm

$50 + fees General Admission, $40 + fees AAG Members, $25 +fees Concession (Students with ID.) Book now

Join NZTrio at the Gallery for a live evening performance of TECTONIC UPRISING .

NZTrio: Tectonic Uprising

6–8pm

$50 + fees General Admission, $40 + fees AAG Members, $25 +fees Concession (Students with ID.) Book now

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Max Beckmann: Departure (2013)
Max Beckmann: Departure (2013)

2pm

Free

A fascinating documentary about the life and work of one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, Max Beckmann (1884–1950). 

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Space to Dream family drop-in
Space to Dream family drop-in

1 – 3pm

Free

Join us for a special Space to Dream themed family drop-in inspired by the work of visiting Bolivian artist Joaquín Sánchez on the opening weekend of the exhibition.

Space to Dream family drop-in

1 – 3pm

Free

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Short film programme
Short film programme

12.15pm

Free

Auckland Art Gallery, in partnership with Alliance Française Auckland, is pleased to offer you free animated short film screenings, for children and adults, over the September school holidays.

Short film programme

12.15pm

Free

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Short film programme
Short film programme

12.15pm

Free

Auckland Art Gallery, in partnership with Alliance Française Auckland, is pleased to offer you free animated short film screenings, for children and adults, over the September school holidays.

Short film programme

12.15pm

Free

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Roger Horrocks on Len Lye
Roger Horrocks on Len Lye

1.15pm

SOLD OUT

Renowned New Zealand artist Len Lye’s word for good art was 'Zizz'. Few would argue that the term should be unreservedly applied to Lye’s own painting, sculpture, photography and filmmaking, all of which are scrutinised in Roger Horrock’s new book Zizz: The Life and Art of Len Lye. 

Roger Horrocks on Len Lye

1.15pm

SOLD OUT

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Giselle – What becomes of the broken hearted
Giselle – What becomes of the broken hearted

2pm

Mary-Jane O’Reilly’s condensed contemporary ballet is a high-intensity, 20-minute excerpt of a full-length work that draws its stylistic landscape from post-WW2 film noir.

 

 

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Art Lovers' Film: Loving Vincent
Art Lovers' Film: Loving Vincent

6pm

SOLD OUT

Film and art convey stories. Art Lovers’ Film brings the two together and adds an extra layer of live storytelling, resulting in an entertaining and edifying night out at the cinema.

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Gavin Ellis: Power and pictures – some things never change
Gavin Ellis: Power and pictures – some things never change

1pm

Free

Join Dr Gavin Ellis, media commentator and lecturer in media and communications, as he compares the works of Callot and Della Bella with modern examples of a word that first appeared in 1622 – propaganda.

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Artist talk: Dane Mitchell
Artist talk: Dane Mitchell

2pm

Join artist Dane Mitchell for a talk in his new exhibition Iris, Iris, Iris.

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Art After Hours: F'Rock Da Base
Art After Hours: F'Rock Da Base

6–10pm

$25 + fees Buy tickets

Pacific Sisters present Art After Hours: F'rock Da Base

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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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SOLD OUT Gig: Guerrilla Girls at Auckland Art Gallery
SOLD OUT Gig: Guerrilla Girls at Auckland Art Gallery

6–7.30pm

$45 + fees General Admission, $35 + fees AAG Members, $35 +fees Concession (Community Services Card holders, Seniors, Students with ID.) All tickets include entry to the Gig and to Art After Hours. Book now

We are thrilled to present an exclusive appearance by ‘Frida Kahlo’, one of the founding Guerrilla Girls, to mark the closing weeks of our current exhibition, Guerrilla Girls: Reinventing the ‘F’ Word – Feminism! 

SOLD OUT Gig: Guerrilla Girls at Auckland Art Gallery

6–7.30pm

$45 + fees General Admission, $35 + fees AAG Members, $35 +fees Concession (Community Services Card holders, Seniors, Students with ID.) All tickets include entry to the Gig and to Art After Hours. Book now

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Big Day Art: Calling the World
Big Day Art: Calling the World

10am – 4pm

Free

Big Day Art: Calling the World provides an opportunity for families to experience Auckland Art Gallery and immerse themselves in a celebration of artistic experience and creativity. See, do, listen, move, make and share – become creative agents and explorers. Join us in celebrating Matariki and our New Zealand landscape and explore what it means to discover, journey and adventure through a series of hands-on activities and workshops. 

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Late Night Art
Late Night Art

5–9pm

FREE

Explore the Gallery after hours during Artweek Auckland's 'Late Night Art' event. Experience an evening of programmed activities and events and enjoy access to all exhibitions, including Guerrilla Girls: Reinventing the ‘F’ Word – Feminism! on its last day before the exhibition closes.

Late Night Art

5–9pm

FREE

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Art After Hours
Art After Hours

6–10pm

$25 + fees Book now

Grab your friends and head to Art After Hours – a special, one-off evening of food, drinks, art and entertainment inspired by our major exhibition, Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys.

Art After Hours

6–10pm

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Art After Hours: Guerrilla Girls
Art After Hours: Guerrilla Girls

6–10pm

$25 + fees, entry to Art After Hours only Book now

Art After Hours returns to the Gallery, with an evening of food, drinks, art and entertainment inspired by international feminist art activists, the Guerrilla Girls! Join us as we stay open until 10pm to experience art as activism, comedy with an edge, music to move to and the Guerrilla Girls’ unique brand of ‘creative complaining’.

Art After Hours: Guerrilla Girls

6–10pm

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AUT Symposium: Art and Performance
AUT Symposium: Art and Performance

10am–5pm

This one-day symposium, accompanied by performance events, addresses the nature of performance and performativity especially for Aotearoa New Zealand.

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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

Artworks

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Words
Words

John Reynolds

Production date
2004
Medium
oil and acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
610 x 450 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2004
Accession no
C2004/1/30
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Sanan cuchilladas mas no malas palabras. (Wounds Heal Quicker than Hasty Words).
Sanan cuchilladas mas no malas palabras. (Wounds Heal Quicker than Hasty Words).

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

Production date
circa 1816
Medium
etching and burnished aquatint
Size (h x w)
215 x 320 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
1984/43/1
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Bitty words
Bitty words

Tony Fomison

Production date
1985
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
240 x 290 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/38/5
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Words Fail
Words Fail

Joe Sheehan

Production date
2011
Medium
carrara marble
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011
Accession no
C2011/1/38.1-15
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Poetry isn't in my words
Poetry isn't in my words

Colin McCahon

Production date
1969
Medium
watercolour
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/44
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words of prayer
words of prayer

Corita Kent

Production date
1968
Medium
screen print
Size (h x w)
584 x 892 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2016
Accession no
C2016/1/15
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These are words you may trust
These are words you may trust

Colin McCahon

Production date
1969
Medium
watercolour, chalk
Size (h x w)
1575 x 552 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Barry Perkins, 1985
Accession no
1985/34/2
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Red Words on a Grey Background
Red Words on a Grey Background

Mary-Louise Browne

Production date
2009
Medium
neon and glass tubing
Size (h x w)
3800 x 140 x 12 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2009
Accession no
C2009/1/14
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Tour of New Zealand
Tour of New Zealand

Ruth Watson

Production date
1989
Medium
acrylic and mixed media on board
Size (h x w)
1300 x 1340 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/4
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Soft Target I
Soft Target I

Fiona Pardington

Production date
1991
Medium
gelatin silver print in wooden frame with oil paint and collage
Size (h x w)
1350 x 995 x 144 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1991
Accession no
1991/9
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I and Thou
I and Thou

Colin McCahon

Production date
1954-1955
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
559 x 533 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Miss L D Gilmour, 1990
Accession no
1990/1/3
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Secret
Secret

Annette Messager

Production date
2006
Medium
net, wire
Size (h x w)
1600 x 2800 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2007
Accession no
2007/34.1-6
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Poem
Poem

Arnold Goodwin

Production date
1917
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
220 x 136 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/32/1
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Shed. Ruru Road Memorial Cemetery, Christchurch
Shed. Ruru Road Memorial Cemetery, Christchurch

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
1981/34/2
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Caltex 4
Caltex 4

Colin McCahon

Production date
1965
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on paper on cardboard
Size (h x w)
266 x 406 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/19
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Ouroborus
Ouroborus

Mary-Louise Browne

Production date
1990
Medium
gold leaf on carrara marble
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1993
Accession no
1993/13
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Poem
Poem

Arnold Goodwin

Production date
1917
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
220 x 136 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
1987/43/2/1
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Dog
Dog

Peter Peryer

Production date
1976
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
178 x 178 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/24/2
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It was a long time ago - the ship passed through our power beam
It was a long time ago - the ship passed through our power beam

Noel Cook

Production date
circa 1966
Medium
pen, ink
Size (h x w)
742 x 385 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/57/5
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Puketutu Manukau (Title page)
Puketutu Manukau (Title page)

Colin McCahon

Production date
1957
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
216 x 267 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/8
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The song of Kawiti Te Reri: part two
The song of Kawiti Te Reri: part two

Colin McCahon

Production date
1969
Medium
charcoal on wallpaper stock
Size (h x w)
1680 x 650 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/47
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Wooden headstone, Saint Peter's Church, Onehunga
Wooden headstone, Saint Peter's Church, Onehunga

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
249 x 185 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/37
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Epistomadologies (30)
Epistomadologies (30)

John Reynolds

Production date
2001
Medium
oil stick on metallic paper
Size (h x w)
1000 x 700 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery and the artist, 2002
Accession no
2002/26/6
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Black painting
Black painting

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1964
Medium
acrylic on wood
Size (h x w)
1207 x 1207 x 40 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/24/2
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Pall Mall Cross
Pall Mall Cross

Gina Matchitt

Production date
1999
Medium
card, silver, stainless steel and wire
Size (h x w)
75 x 55 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/20
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From my camera to George Milne Spence
From my camera to George Milne Spence

Spence

Production date
03 Mar 1911
Medium
photographic album
Size (h x w)
215 x 160 x 30 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/33
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"Seven dumb beasts of burden" (Plate 5)
"Seven dumb beasts of burden" (Plate 5)

Colin McCahon

Production date
1957
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
356 x 251 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/18/4
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Contadora
Contadora

Michael Stevenson

Production date
2011
Medium
bill counting machine, LCD monitor, paper, ink, metal, wood, paint, Perspex, video (single channel, standard definition, 16:9, colour, stereo sound)
Size (h x w)
290 x 300 x 240 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011
Accession no
2011/14
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The Memory of a Journey
The Memory of a Journey

Jeffrey Harris

Production date
1974
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1355 x 705 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr and Mrs A T Gibbs, 1994
Accession no
1994/1/3
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Aurora Koputai
Aurora Koputai

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1980
Medium
acrylic and enamel on corrugated iron and wood
Size (h x w)
2456 x 830 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1980
Accession no
1980/50/2
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A word to you who have great possessions
A word to you who have great possessions

Colin McCahon

Production date
1969
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
1550 x 550 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/26
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When the tide comes in at Muriwai
When the tide comes in at Muriwai

Colin McCahon

Production date
1973
Medium
charcoal on paper
Size (h x w)
307 x 460 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/85
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Hiatus
Hiatus

Imants Tillers

Production date
1987
Medium
acrylic, oilstick and gouache on canvas on board
Size (h x w)
2794 x 7239 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1988
Accession no
1988/7/1-190
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Title page
Title page

Stefano Della Bella

Production date
1664
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
54 x 82 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/1/4
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studies for illumination no.5
studies for illumination no.5

l budd et al.

Production date
1994
Medium
mixed media on paper
Size (h x w)
1980 x 1010 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the b ready-made trust, 1998
Accession no
1998/12/1
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A word with you
A word with you

Colin McCahon

Production date
1969
Medium
charcoal on wallpaper stock
Size (h x w)
1680 x 650 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/27
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Fiona Connor Archive
Fiona Connor Archive
Production date
2009-2017
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (see archive item details for credit lines specific to each deposit)
Accession no
RC2013/4
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Harvey Benge Photobooks
Harvey Benge Photobooks
Production date
1993-2018
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Harvey Benge, 2015
Accession no
RC2015/2
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John Reynolds Celebration of the New, 2010
John Reynolds Celebration of the New, 2010
Production date
2010
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Reynolds, 2010
Accession no
RC2011/1

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