Golden - Celebrating 50 Years of the Friends of the Gallery

Golden - Celebrating 50 Years of the Friends of the Gallery

Exhibition Details

Founded in December 1954 the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, or Auckland Gallery Associates as they were originally known, have supported and encouraged the acquisition of works of art for the collection from their inception. John Bratby's Window was their first gift in 1958 and since then the Friends have generously supported the presentation of more than 60 works to the Gallery. The gifts range from oil paintings to watercolours, sculptures to large-scale installations.

Golden gathers together highlights of these gifts which includes many icons of New Zealand art such as Colin McCahon's Six Days in Nelson and Canterbury, Frances Hodgkins' Portrait of a Girl and Pat Hanly's Figures in Light 17, to name just a few. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the Friends' fiftieth anniversary gift to the Gallery, Rita Angus' renowned masterpiece AD 1968, which will be on display within the exhibition.

Date
Curated by
Ron Brownson
Location
Main Gallery
Cost
Free entry

Related Artworks

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Waikanae
Waikanae

Rita Angus

Production date
1951
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
254 x 355 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1960
Accession no
1960/2
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Solar Flare
Solar Flare

Andrew de Boer

Production date
Unknown
Medium
cast aluminium
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1996
Accession no
1995/23
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Not just a picnic
Not just a picnic

Tony Fomison

Production date
1980-1982
Medium
epoxy on hessian on pinex board
Size (h x w)
1210 x 1800 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1982
Accession no
1982/21
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Sea chest
Sea chest

W D Hammond

Production date
1996
Medium
oil on wood
Size (h x w)
715 x 760 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery Acquisitions Trust, 1998
Accession no
1998/37
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Portrait of a Girl
Portrait of a Girl

Frances Hodgkins

Production date
circa 1900
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
352 x 250 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery with funds from the J B Spring Bequest, 1995
Accession no
1994/38
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The Marys at the Tomb
The Marys at the Tomb

Colin McCahon

Production date
1950
Medium
oil on canvas on hardboard
Size (h x w)
806 x 1054 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1960
Accession no
1960/24/2
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Frozen Flames
Frozen Flames

Christopher Perkins

Production date
1931
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
678 x 596 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1962
Accession no
1962/33
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Horizon
Horizon

Peter Siddell

Production date
1987
Medium
acrylic on hardboard
Size (h x w)
874 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1988
Accession no
1988/1/1
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Marchers
Marchers

Greer Twiss

Production date
1967
Medium
bronze and oil
Size (h x w)
1100 x 600 x 450 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2001
Accession no
2001/12
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Fringe Benefits
Fringe Benefits

Denys Watkins

Production date
1978
Medium
ink and watercolour
Size (h x w)
470 x 790 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1979
Accession no
1979/4
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AD 1968
AD 1968

Rita Angus

Production date
1968
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
795 x 800 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery to celebrate their 50th anniversary, 2004
Accession no
2004/2
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Windows
Windows

John Bratby

Production date
1957
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1210 x 3650 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1958
Accession no
1958/2
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Red Thistles
Red Thistles

Russell Clark

Production date
circa 1955
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
500 x 670 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery with funds from the J B Spring Bequest, 1995
Accession no
1995/1/2
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Swinging the lead
Swinging the lead

Neil Dawson

Production date
1986
Medium
metal, cord
Size (h x w)
3000 x 3000 x 1500 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1986
Accession no
1986/2/2
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Figures in light 17
Figures in light 17

Pat Hanly

Production date
1964
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1276 x 927 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1964
Accession no
1964/9/4
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Fire and rainbow
Fire and rainbow

Pat Hanly

Production date
1985
Medium
enamel and acrylic on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1200 x 1206 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery Acquisitions Trust, 1986
Accession no
1986/13
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Exegesis
Exegesis

Jean Horsley

Production date
1988
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
1200 x 800 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery Acquisitions Trust, 1997
Accession no
1997/20
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North Canterbury landscape
North Canterbury landscape

Colin McCahon

Production date
1951
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
915 x 1080 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1960
Accession no
1960/24/1
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On display

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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Six days in Nelson and Canterbury
Six days in Nelson and Canterbury

Colin McCahon

Production date
1950
Medium
oil on canvas on hardboard
Size (h x w)
885 x 1165 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Colin McCahon through the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1978
Accession no
1978/12
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Pauatahanui Inlet
Pauatahanui Inlet

James Nairn

Production date
1891
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
420 x 633 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1998
Accession no
1998/31/2
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Prisoner
Prisoner

Anne Severs

Production date
Unknown
Medium
concrete
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1960
Accession no
1960/21
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On display

Riwaka Wharf and white heron
Riwaka Wharf and white heron

M T Woollaston

On display

Production date
1973
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1220 x 2745 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1980
Accession no
1980/21
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Eating pineapple
Eating pineapple

Tony Fomison

Production date
1971-1974
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
485 x 760 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1979
Accession no
1979/7
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Village Scene, Peaslake
Village Scene, Peaslake

Frances Hodgkins

Production date
circa 1929
Medium
black chalk
Size (h x w)
355 x 540 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1988
Accession no
1985/9/2
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Woman Sewing
Woman Sewing

Frances Hodgkins

Production date
circa 1929
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
295 x 403 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery in appreciation of Jocelyn Lowe's service to the Society, 1999
Accession no
1999/10
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Mt Puketapu and the McKenzie Monument
Mt Puketapu and the McKenzie Monument

William Reed

Production date
circa 1930
Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
395 x 508 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery with funds from the J B Spring Bequest, 1995
Accession no
1995/1/1