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Hidden symbols: decoding vanitas paintings
Hidden symbols: decoding vanitas paintings

12pm

Free

Senior Curator, Mary Kisler looks at the symbolism of the vanitas used by both 17th century painters such as Bourjinon, Collier and Netscher and contemporary New Zealand photographer Fiona Pardington.

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Ngarino Ellis: Body adornment
Ngarino Ellis: Body adornment

3pm

Free

Join Dr Ngarino Ellis for investigation into the tradition, significance and symbolism behind the body adornments in Lindauer’s portraits of Māori.

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'Once Upon a Time in Art' for 5 year olds
'Once Upon a Time in Art' for 5 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

CANCELLED

Explore the wonderful new Creative Learning Centre installation, where symbols and characters become the tools to tell stories.

'Once Upon a Time in Art' for 5 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

CANCELLED

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'Once Upon a Time in Art' for 5 year olds
'Once Upon a Time in Art' for 5 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

Explore the wonderful new Creative Learning Centre installation, where symbols and characters become the tools to tell stories. 

'Once Upon a Time in Art' for 5 year olds

10.30am–12.30pm

$18 + booking fee Book now

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Easy Listening talk: Chloé Quenum *Cancelled*
Easy Listening talk: Chloé Quenum *Cancelled*

6pm

Free entry

Enjoy an after hours talk by French installation and sculptural artist Chloé Quenum.

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Valentines Special: lunch-time talk for lovers
Valentines Special: lunch-time talk for lovers

12 – 12.30pm

FREE (Members only) Book now

Bring your valentine and join Assistant Curator Emma Jameson for a love-themed art talk on one of the most popular works currently on display at Auckland Art Gallery.

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Ève Chabanon - From Anti Social Social Club to The Surplus
Ève Chabanon - From Anti Social Social Club to The Surplus

6–7pm

Don’t miss this one-off opportunity to join the 2019 Te Whare Hēra international artist in residence, Ève Chabanon for an engaging and illustrated introduction to her current and past projects.

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Lecture series Colin McCahon: Artist, Curator, Spouse
Lecture series Colin McCahon: Artist, Curator, Spouse

10.30am-12.30pm

$150 for Members, $190 for non-Members (includes one-year membership) Book now

Lecture series Colin McCahon: Artist, Curator, Spouse

10.30am-12.30pm

$150 for Members, $190 for non-Members (includes one-year membership) Book now

Artworks

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Here I give thanks to Mondrian
Here I give thanks to Mondrian

Colin McCahon

On display

Production date
1961
Medium
oil (alkyd) on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1215 x 915 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1964
Accession no
1964/9/3
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Not on display

[Still Life with lamps]
[Still Life with lamps]

Colin McCahon

Production date
1947
Medium
ink, watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
200 x 258 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/1
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Still life with altar III
Still life with altar III

Colin McCahon

Production date
1967
Medium
acrylic on board
Size (h x w)
530 x 996 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/23
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Four elements: Yellow and Dark
Four elements: Yellow and Dark

Milan Mrkusich

Production date
1968
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
2210 x 685 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss L D Gilmour, 1977
Accession no
1977/36/2
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Portrait of Betty Curnow
Portrait of Betty Curnow

Rita Angus

Production date
1942
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
775 x 647 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/6
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Polynesia migration Aotearoa
Polynesia migration Aotearoa

John Pule

Production date
1992
Medium
acrylic on unstretched canvas, and barkcloth
Size (h x w)
3300 x 1965 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from Reader's Digest New Zealand, 1992
Accession no
1992/21
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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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Melittion
Melittion

Frederic Leighton

Production date
1882
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1219 x 914 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Moss Davis, 1927
Accession no
1927/2/1
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The Burning of the Boyd, Whangaroa Harbour, 1809
The Burning of the Boyd, Whangaroa Harbour, 1809

Walter Wright

Production date
1908
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1248 x 1770 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Auckland Picture Purchase Fund, 1908
Accession no
1908/1/3
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Homage to McCahon and Blake
Homage to McCahon and Blake

Pat Hanly

Production date
1972
Medium
intaglio from plaster block with watercolour
Size (h x w)
328 x 283 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1990
Accession no
1991/19/22
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Funeral March
Funeral March

A Lois White

Production date
1936
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
840 x 1040 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1936
Accession no
1936/12/2
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Sketch
Sketch

Colin McCahon

Production date
1961
Medium
enamel on hardboard
Size (h x w)
609 x 508 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Miss L D Gilmour, 1990
Accession no
1990/1/4
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Ancestor-Log
Ancestor-Log

Paul Hartigan

Production date
1985
Medium
enamel on board
Size (h x w)
2035 x 1206 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1986
Accession no
C1994/1/176
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Ideogram
Ideogram

Willi Baumeister

Production date
1937
Medium
serigraph
Size (h x w)
432 x 495 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/24/2
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Not on display

Field and body suite 1
Field and body suite 1

Marion Borgelt

Production date
1991
Medium
pigment and pastel on paper
Size (h x w)
650 x 515 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1992
Accession no
1992/29/1
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Mask With A Lateral View
Mask With A Lateral View

Richard Killeen

Production date
1985
Medium
watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
762 x 575 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1987
Accession no
C1994/1/219
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Field and body suite 5
Field and body suite 5

Marion Borgelt

Production date
1991
Medium
pigment and pastel on paper
Size (h x w)
650 x 515 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1992
Accession no
1992/29/2
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Untitled
Untitled

Giuseppe Romeo

Production date
1986
Medium
acrylic and varnish on cardboard
Size (h x w)
2625 x 458 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1988
Accession no
C1994/1/268
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The Politics Of Naming
The Politics Of Naming

Richard Killeen

Production date
1987
Medium
pencil, acrylic, and collage on aluminium
Size (h x w)
2200 x 2000 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1987
Accession no
C1994/1/217.1-74
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Folau
Folau

Fatu Feu'u

Production date
1993
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
1055 x 250 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2002
Accession no
2002/25/6
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Faith
Faith

Shane Cotton

Production date
1995
Medium
oil on board (wooden door)
Size (h x w)
810 x 1980 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/5
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Maori meeting
Maori meeting

Christopher Perkins

Production date
1932-1934
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
914 x 1829 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1967
Accession no
1967/14/2
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Eureka School
Eureka School

John Reynolds

Production date
1993
Medium
wax crayon, oil stick, graphite and acrylic on board
Size (h x w)
2440 x 8525 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1993
Accession no
C1994/1/434.1-7
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Ngatu Tā‘uli
Ngatu Tā‘uli

Kautaha Koka‘anga (Tongan women’s barkcloth-making collective)

Production date
circa 1990
Medium
inner bark of hiapo (paper mulberry), black soot from the burned flesh of tuitui (candlenuts), red/brown pigment from the bark of the koka tree, ‘umea (red soil/clay)
Size (h x w)
6500 x 6040 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Gift Collection, 2013
Accession no
2013/19/11
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Walk This Way
Walk This Way

Chris Heaphy

Production date
1997
Medium
acrylic on board
Size (h x w)
1980 x 2730 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/14.1-3
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Armour and the Politics of Difference
Armour and the Politics of Difference

Richard Killeen

Production date
1984
Medium
ink on paper
Size (h x w)
755 x 590 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1987
Accession no
C1994/1/218
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Gate 10
Gate 10

Colin McCahon

Production date
1961
Medium
enamel on board
Size (h x w)
1215 x 950 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of an anonymous donor, 1985
Accession no
1985/64/3
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Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth
Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth

Henri Gascard

On display

Production date
circa 1670
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1215 x 983 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Mr and Mrs Joseph James Craig of Auckland by their children, 1952
Accession no
1952/17/1
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Grid: Doors III
Grid: Doors III

Hilarie Mais

Production date
1988
Medium
oil paint and timber
Size (h x w)
2640 x 2330 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1996
Accession no
C1996/1/14.1-2
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On Remembering Water
On Remembering Water

Maria Olsen

Production date
1985
Medium
oil stick on paper
Size (h x w)
1060 x 1475 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1985
Accession no
C1994/1/165
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On display

Cauldrons
Cauldrons

Maria Olsen

On display

Production date
1986
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1220 x 3480 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1987
Accession no
C1994/1/198.1-2
Cauldrons

Maria Olsen

On display

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My personal Christ
My personal Christ

Tony Fomison

Production date
1975-1976
Medium
oil on hessian
Size (h x w)
795 x 655 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1976
Accession no
1976/46
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Into The Black
Into The Black

Chris Heaphy

Production date
1996
Medium
acrylic on various surfaces
Size (h x w)
1215 x 3960 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/8/1-24
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Io
Io

Colin McCahon

Production date
1965
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1220 x 916 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/20
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detail. A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/. someone looks at something .... LOGOS / HA HA.
detail. A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/. someone looks at something .... LOGOS...

Peter Tyndall

Production date
1992
Medium
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/, someone looks at something..., CULTURAL CONSUMPTION PRODUCTION
Size (h x w)
1405 x 4355 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/29/1-3
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Pathway to the sea
Pathway to the sea

Ralph Hotere

Production date
1975
Medium
pencil and watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
560 x 765 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L2003/11
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