Local Revolutionaries: Art & Change 1965–1986

Local Revolutionaries: Art & Change 1965–1986
Ian Scott
Sky Dash 1969–1970
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of the artist

Exhibition Details

Auckland Art Gallery's exhibition Local Revolutionaries: Art & Change 1965–1986 brings together paintings, sculpture and works on paper that convey a period in which new approaches to materials and form reflected a commitment to personal freedoms of expression. For the first time a number of Aotearoa New Zealand artists had the opportunity to devote themselves to full-time art making.

The exhibition addresses a number of powerful issues that are characteristic of this period. These include a concentration on the expressive power of colour and pattern making in both abstract and figurative art; a belief in the value of personal artistic vision, and the rapid emergence of women artists and a trust in feminist experience. For many artists the personal became the political and vice versa, and nowhere more so than in the area of public protest. While many argued against the domination of nuclear powers in the Pacific and the anti-war movement internationally, at home many artists spoke out for the rights of women, and for the voices of Aotearoa New Zealand's indigenous peoples to be heard.

In 1984 a hikoi was organised to Waitangi to challenge traditional celebrations which were seen to reinforce the status quo and ignore Māori needs. Gil Hanly's black and white photographs of the event captures the dignity and determination of the protesters, who included representatives of many tribes. The day was followed by two hui which focused on calling a halt to any further celebrations until such time as the Treaty of Waitangi was honoured.

Date
Curated by
Ron Brownson, Mary Kisler
Location
Level 1
Cost
Free entry

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Credit line
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Medium
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Credit line
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Medium
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Credit line
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Medium
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Credit line
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Production date
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Medium
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Credit line
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Medium
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Credit line
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Credit line
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Credit line
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Production date
1984
Medium
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Size (h x w)
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Credit line
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Production date
1978
Medium
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Size (h x w)
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Credit line
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Production date
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Medium
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Size (h x w)
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Credit line
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Production date
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Credit line
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Production date
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Medium
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Size (h x w)
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Credit line
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Production date
1984
Medium
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Size (h x w)
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Credit line
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Production date
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Medium
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Size (h x w)
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Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1977
Accession no
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Production date
1975
Medium
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Size (h x w)
490 x 455 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1977
Accession no
1977/14/3
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Production date
1974
Medium
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Size (h x w)
813 x 635 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
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Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver prints, toned with gold
Size (h x w)
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Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001
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Production date
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Medium
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Size (h x w)
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Credit line
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Medium
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Size (h x w)
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Credit line
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Production date
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Medium
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Size (h x w)
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Credit line
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Medium
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Size (h x w)
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Credit line
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Medium
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Credit line
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Production date
1979
Medium
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Size (h x w)
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Credit line
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Accession no
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Production date
1979
Medium
acrylic, wire, nylon
Size (h x w)
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Credit line
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Accession no
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Production date
1981
Medium
pitchforks, galvanised iron, cotton, plastic, canvas
Size (h x w)
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Credit line
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Accession no
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Production date
1983
Medium
acrylic and collage on canvas
Size (h x w)
1747 x 1638 x 70 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
1983/46
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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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Production date
1984
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
945 x 2120 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1985
Accession no
1985/3
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Production date
1986
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
2208 x 1650 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Transfield Corporation, 1986
Accession no
1986/28
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Production date
1975
Medium
oil on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1365 x 1648 mm
Credit line
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Accession no
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Production date
1965
Medium
bronze
Size (h x w)
520 x 560 x 220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
1965/4
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Production date
1977
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1113 x 1113 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1977
Accession no
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