Local Atlas: Contemporary New Zealand and Australian art

Local Atlas: Contemporary New Zealand and Australian art

Exhibition Details

This exhibition represents some key contemporary works of art in the collections of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and the Chartwell Trust. Some common themes are immediately apparent - a direct response to nature and environment; and a preoccupation with knowledge and cultural identity.

While the Gallery is renowned for its collections of New Zealand art, it also holds one of the key collections of Australian art. In the last two generations the contacts between New Zealand and Australia have become very close in all forms of artistic expression.

The great maritime explorer James Cook was the first person to widely reveal the geographic proximity of both lands and to note that the indigenous people of both places were entirely different. Cook showed where New Zealand and Australia fitted together on the world's atlas. This exhibition seeks to reveal each artist's affirmation of their cultural locality.

Date
Curated by
Ron Brownson
Location
Main Gallery, Ground Level
Cost
Free entry

Related Artworks

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D.S.I.R. Man
D.S.I.R. Man

Warren Viscoe

Production date
1985
Medium
wood, metal
Size (h x w)
2747 x 392 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/11
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Web
Web

Rosalie Gascoigne

Production date
1994
Medium
sawn wood on craftboard
Size (h x w)
770 x 775 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1995
Accession no
C1995/1/5
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Elegnem Sa Essitam (The Breeze of Death)
Elegnem Sa Essitam (The Breeze of Death)

Mike Parr

Production date
1985
Medium
acrylic, pastel, and charcoal on canvas
Size (h x w)
2410 x 5430 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1986
Accession no
C1994/1/186.1-3
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Con-Version 3.33R
Con-Version 3.33R

Robert Jahnke

Production date
1994
Medium
wood, axes, metal solder, lead
Size (h x w)
1225 x 4100 x 205 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1994
Accession no
C1994/1/530.1-24
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Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs

Rosalie Gascoigne

Production date
1994
Medium
sawn wood on craftboard
Size (h x w)
778 x 772 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1995
Accession no
C1995/1/4
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Piece Work
Piece Work

Rosalie Gascoigne

Production date
1994
Medium
sawn wood on craftboard
Size (h x w)
777 x 772 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1995
Accession no
C1995/1/6
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Odyssey
Odyssey

Mervyn Williams

Production date
1989
Medium
wood, paint
Size (h x w)
1600 x 1600 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1996
Accession no
1995/26/2
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Te Pu
Te Pu

Brett Graham

Production date
1993
Medium
sandstone
Size (h x w)
1443 x 420 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/26
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On display

Are there not twelve hours of daylight
Are there not twelve hours of daylight

Colin McCahon

On display

Production date
1970
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on unstretched canvas
Size (h x w)
2070 x 2600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, in special recognition of E.W. Gardiner, 1985
Accession no
C1994/1/144
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May His Light Shine (Tau Cross)
May His Light Shine (Tau Cross)

Colin McCahon

On display

Production date
1978-1979
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on unstretched canvas
Size (h x w)
1875 x 2380 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1980
Accession no
C1994/1/64
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Untitled
Untitled

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Production date
1995
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1215 x 2730 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1996
Accession no
C1996/1/16.1-3
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Bush Yam Dreaming
Bush Yam Dreaming

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Production date
circa 1994
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1380 x 2645 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1999
Accession no
C1999/1/8
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Social Fragments
Social Fragments

Richard Killeen

Production date
1997
Medium
acrylic and gesso on aluminium
Size (h x w)
1280 x 1309 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2000
Accession no
2000/17
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Standard Banner: Fish
Standard Banner: Fish

Greer Twiss

Production date
1986
Medium
tawa and lead
Size (h x w)
2210 x 514 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1986
Accession no
C1994/1/490.1-2
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Untitled (Silence)
Untitled (Silence)

Robert Owen

Production date
1992
Medium
fibreglass, wax, silk
Size (h x w)
590 x 1150 x 360 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1994
Accession no
1994/13/2
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The Cup
The Cup

Jim Speers

Production date
2000
Medium
vinyl, acrylic and fluorescent light
Size (h x w)
1100 x 2000 x 220 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001
Accession no
C2001/1/3
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iMan Prototypes
iMan Prototypes

Ricky Swallow

Production date
2001
Medium
injection moulded resin with colour tint
Size (h x w)
1510 x 1350 x 455 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2002
Accession no
C2002/1/4.1-6
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Rain clouds
Rain clouds

Richard Killeen

Production date
1997
Medium
acrylic and gesso on aluminium
Size (h x w)
680 x 1140 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/25/1-165