Kinder's Presence

Kinder's Presence
John Kinder
Cliff with overhanging pohutukawa, Whangaparoa 1868
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
purchased 1983

Exhibition Details

After emigrating to New Zealand from Britain, the Reverend Doctor John Kinder soon became well known in Auckland as an Anglican clergyman, military chaplain and teacher. In his private life, he was a prolific amateur painter and photographer.

Kinder is now renowned as one of New Zealand's gifted colonial artists despite only having exhibited publicly on a number of occasions. He was fascinated with Māori culture, indigenous flora, geology and the thermal regions, gardens and the development of settler communities including local Church of England architecture.

Kinder's watercolours are meticulous, a result of working from preparatory drawings and colour studies made on location. Sometimes images are reworkings of artworks he made decades earlier, and at times he created alternative paintings from different viewpoints. Kinder was also an early practitioner of photography, and his images are among the most inventive of colonial camera artists.

Kinder's Presence includes a selection of the artist's watercolours and photographs presented with recent work by New Zealand photographers Mark Adams, Chris Corson-Scott and Haruhiko Sameshima. Like Kinder, these contemporary artists use large-scale negatives that can render minute detail. These artists' interest in, and respect for, Kinder is revealed in their return to places and subjects that Kinder painted or photographed.

Date
Curated by
Ron Brownson
Location
Mezzanine level
Cost
Free entry

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Credit line
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circa 1886
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Production date
circa 1865
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albumen on paper
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173 x 223 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
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Otukapuarangi. The Pink Terrace. January 2 1866
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1866
Medium
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Credit line
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circa 1869
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circa 1866
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Credit line
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Production date
circa 1877
Medium
albumen on paper
Size (h x w)
181 x 219 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
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Roto Iti
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Production date
circa 1866
Medium
watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
200 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from The Fletcher Trust
Accession no
L2003/8/15
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Roto Kakahi
Roto Kakahi

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Production date
circa 1866
Medium
watercolour and pencil
Size (h x w)
145 x 425 mm
Credit line
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2007/22
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Roto Kakahi and Motutawa. Jan 8 1866
Roto Kakahi and Motutawa. Jan 8 1866

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Production date
09 Jan 1866
Medium
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Size (h x w)
170 x 340 mm
Credit line
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Production date
1862
Medium
watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
200 x 310 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from The Fletcher Trust
Accession no
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Production date
1866
Medium
watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
220 x 330 mm
Credit line
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Accession no
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Production date
1866
Medium
watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
181 x 291 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from The Fletcher Trust
Accession no
L2003/8/19
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Saint John's College
Saint John's College

John Kinder

Production date
circa 1875
Medium
albumen on paper
Size (h x w)
195 x 287 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
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Saint John's College
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Production date
1878
Medium
watercolour and gouache over pencil
Size (h x w)
260 x 358 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989
Accession no
1989/19/1
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Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
210 x 350 mm
Credit line
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Accession no
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Production date
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Credit line
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Production date
1866
Medium
watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
230 x 350 mm
Credit line
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Production date
circa 1886
Medium
watercolour on paper
Size (h x w)
180 x 320 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from The Fletcher Trust
Accession no
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circa 1886
Medium
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Size (h x w)
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Credit line
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Production date
circa 1878
Medium
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Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
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Production date
1856
Medium
watercolour
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Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Harry Kinder, 1937
Accession no
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Lake Taupo from the Mission Station, Oreti, Near Pukawa
Lake Taupo from the Mission Station, Oreti, Near Pukawa

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Production date
1862
Medium
watercolour and sepia wash
Size (h x w)
282 x 460 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
1961/36/4
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After William Hodges' 'Cascade Cove', 21 May 1995
After William Hodges' 'Cascade Cove', 21 May 1995

Mark Adams

Production date
1995
Medium
gelatin silver prints
Size (h x w)
580 x 463 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Deane Endowment Trust, 2005
Accession no
2005/26.1-4