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Shahidul Alam: Identity
Shahidul Alam: Identity

1pm

Free

Enjoy a keynote presentation from Auckland Festival of Photography's international guest curator, Shahidul Alam.

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Anthony Byrt: NZ Contemporary Art
Anthony Byrt: NZ Contemporary Art

10.15am

SOLD OUT

In This Model World: Travels To The Edge of Contemporary Art, shortlisted for the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, Anthony Byrt delivers a firstperson account of encounters with NZ artists and their work, on and off their home turf. He presents a talk on our key artists and fundamental issues.

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 Peter Simpson: Bloomsbury South
Peter Simpson: Bloomsbury South

11.45am

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From 1933–1953 a group of men and women remade the arts in this country from their Christchurch base. The movers and shakers included Denis Glover, Allen Curnow, Ngaio Marsh, Douglas Lilburn, Rita Angus and Colin McCahon. Their talents and enthusiasms, and the rises and falls of this artistic group are the subject of this talk by Peter Simpson.

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 Peter Simpson: Bloomsbury South
Peter Simpson: Bloomsbury South

1.15pm

SOLD OUT

From 1933–1953 a group of men and women remade the arts in this country from their Christchurch base. The movers and shakers included Denis Glover, Allen Curnow, Ngaio Marsh, Douglas Lilburn, Rita Angus and Colin McCahon. Their talents and enthusiasms, and the rises and falls of this artistic group are the subject of this talk by Peter Simpson.

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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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David Elliot: Lewis Carroll’s Snark
David Elliot: Lewis Carroll’s Snark

1.15pm

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In this spellbinding romp and interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s other, darker wonderland, Dunedin author and illustrator David Elliot leads us through the world of the Snark – and the 'true' story and tragic aftermath of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwocky. 

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Raewyn Peart: Hurrah Hauraki
Raewyn Peart: Hurrah Hauraki

11.45am

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Celebrating one of NZ’s most precious marine environments, policy director of the Environmental Defence Society and author of The Story of the Hauraki Gulf, Raewyn Peart chronicles the story of the gulf—from its discovery by Polynesian navigators to recent efforts to repair the damage done by centuries of settlement.

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Penelope Jackson: Art Crimes
Penelope Jackson: Art Crimes

10.15am

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Homegrown art crime is the subject of Penelope Jackson’s book Art Thieves, Fakes and Fraudsters: The New Zealand Story. Documenting over 100 years of bad behaviour – from a nicked nude to an international court battle that saw works taken during WWII repatriated to Italy, and Goldie homages in between – Jackson exposes the underbelly of the arty kind.

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Laurie McCallum on George McCulloch and Frank Bramley's For of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven
Laurie McCallum on George McCulloch and Frank Bramley's For of Such is the Kingd...

3pm

Free

Join historian and writer Laurie McCallum for the intriguing story behind one of the Gallery’s most popular paintings –  Frank Bramley's For of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven – and how it came to Auckland.

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She Claims: Art Matters – Judy Darragh and Rhana Devenport
She Claims: Art Matters – Judy Darragh and Rhana Devenport

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.

She Claims: Art Matters – Judy Darragh and Rhana Devenport

5.30–7.30pm

Members $25, General Admission $75 Book now

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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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Ron Brownson: the photography of David Wojnarowicz and John Coplans
Ron Brownson: the photography of David Wojnarowicz and John Coplans

1pm

Exhibition entry fee applies

Join Senior Curator Ron Brownson for talk on the work of The Body Laid Bare artists David Wojnarowicz and John Coplans.

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