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Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show
Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show

Free entry

Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show

Free entry

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Necessary Distraction: Artists' talk
Necessary Distraction: Artists' talk

3pm

Free

Join us for a series of short talks by artists whose work features in the free summer exhibition Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show.

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Necessary Distraction: Artists' talk
Necessary Distraction: Artists' talk

1pm

Free

Join us for a series of short talks by contemporary artists Anoushka AkelDan Arps and Simon Ingram whose work features in the free summer exhibition, Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show.

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Necessary Distraction: Curator's tour with Natasha Conland
Necessary Distraction: Curator's tour with Natasha Conland

1pm

Free

Join Natasha Conland, curator contemporary art for a tour of her new exhibition Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show.

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The great paint experiment! for 5 year olds
The great paint experiment! for 5 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 Book now

In this fast-paced, action-based workshop for 5 year olds we will look at artwork in the contemporary painting show Necessary Distraction and take ourselves on a tour of the many ways we can paint. 

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Artists' talk: Andrew Barber and Patrick Lundberg
Artists' talk: Andrew Barber and Patrick Lundberg

3pm

Free

Join us for a series of short talks by contemporary artists Andrew Barber and Patrick Lundberg whose work features in the free summer exhibition, Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show.

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Judy Darragh on the making of Limbo
Judy Darragh on the making of Limbo

3pm

Free

Join artist Judy Darragh for an onsite talk on the making of Limbo - the newly commissioned ceiling work for our grand north atrium space.

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Artists' talk:  Nicola Farquhar and James Cousins
Artists' talk: Nicola Farquhar and James Cousins

3pm

Free

Contemporary artists Nicola Farquhar and James Cousins discuss their paintings which feature in the free summer exhibition Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show.

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Artists' talk: Stella Corkery and Julian Hooper
Artists' talk: Stella Corkery and Julian Hooper

3pm

Free

Join us for a series of short talks by contemporary artists Julian Hooper and Stella Corkery whose work features in the free summer exhibition, Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show.

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A summer paint storm for 6–8 year olds
A summer paint storm for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Explore paint like never before in this workshop inspired by the contemporary painting show Necessary Distraction.

A summer paint storm for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

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A summer paint storm for 6–8 year olds
A summer paint storm for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

Explore paint like never before in this workshop inspired by the contemporary painting show Necessary Distraction.

A summer paint storm for 6–8 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

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The great paint experiment! for 5 year olds
The great paint experiment! for 5 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

SOLD OUT

In this fast-paced, action-based workshop for 5 year olds we will look at artwork in the contemporary painting show Necessary Distraction and take ourselves on a tour of the many ways we can paint. 

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Visit to Anna Miles Gallery
Visit to Anna Miles Gallery

11am

Free for Members

Join Anna Miles at her gallery for a talk about the current exhibition featuring the work of Adrienne Vaughan – an artist whose work was recently exhibited in Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show here at Auckland Art Gallery.

Visit to Anna Miles Gallery

11am

Free for Members

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Panel discussion: Exhibiting art for the now
Panel discussion: Exhibiting art for the now

6pm

Free

This is the first in a series of public forums over 2016 organised by Auckland Art Gallery to aid dialogue on topical questions for contemporary art and culture. 

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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.

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Art Lovers' Films: Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Art Lovers' Films: Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

6pm

Members $26, General admission $28 Buy tickets

Join us for an advance screening of Boom for Real, a documentary about one of 80s New York's most charming and hailed (street) art darlings: Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Artworks

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Even for your greatest distraction I would never leave you (House)
Even for your greatest distraction I would never leave you (House)

Simon Cavanough

Production date
2001
Medium
plastic, metal, cardboard, motors, sewing machine pedal
Size (h x w)
460 x 800 x 800 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/23/1-3
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