Winged Wonders

Winged Wonders

Exhibition Details

The gravity defying deftness of birds, insects, fairies, dragons, angels and even the idea of the possibility of human flight have long fascinated people. This exhibition brings together Bill Hammond's ethereal bird-people, Trevor Lloyd's kitschy caricatures of native birds, Richard Killeen's swarming black flying insects, Maureen Lander's Papa Hou, beautiful light-box close-ups of feather patterns and Elmer Keith, Michael Parekowhai's cocky sparrow as regal bird of prey.

Engaging enough for our youngest audience members, the exhibition will be the focus of an early childhood education programme during early December as well as holiday programmes in late January. There will also be children's books, puzzles and things to make and do in the space so come and delve into our dress-up box and spread your wings.

Date
Curated by
Roger Taberner
Location
Main Gallery
Cost
Free entry

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For the True Anatomy - Flying Fish
For the True Anatomy - Flying Fish

Barry Cleavin

Production date
1975
Medium
etching and aquatint
Size (h x w)
165 x 240 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
Accession no
1982/44/11
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Pied Fantail
Pied Fantail

Thomas Gulliver

Production date
1919
Medium
coloured lithograph
Size (h x w)
182 x 132 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, transferred from the Auckland Public Library, 1932
Accession no
1932/3/3
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Rest Area Limbo Ledge
Rest Area Limbo Ledge

W D Hammond

Production date
2002
Medium
acrylic on board
Size (h x w)
1125 x 2090 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2002
Accession no
C2002/1/9
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Paradise bird escapes bather
Paradise bird escapes bather

Pat Hanly

Production date
1977
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
480 x 462 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1990
Accession no
1991/19/48
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Ryûhô hakuja o kiru (Liu Bang Kills the White Serpent)
Ryûhô hakuja o kiru (Liu Bang Kills the White Serpent)

Totoya Hokkei

Production date
1832
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
211 x 186 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M66
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Flyers
Flyers

Richard Killeen

Production date
1979
Medium
acrylic lacquer on aluminium
Size (h x w)
1800 x 2000 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1989
Accession no
C1994/1/328.1-31
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Le Venetien
Le Venetien

Jean Lurçat

Production date
1940s
Medium
tapestry
Size (h x w)
2133 x 2387 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the New Zealand Government, 1964
Accession no
1964/10
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Bill Jarvis
Bill Jarvis

Michael Parekowhai

Production date
2000
Medium
aluminium, sparrow
Size (h x w)
200 x 125 x 255 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/11/1-2
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Elmer Keith
Elmer Keith

Michael Parekowhai

Production date
2000
Medium
C-type photograph
Size (h x w)
1070 x 1265 x 55 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/17
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Hinepukohurangi
Hinepukohurangi

Lisa Reihana

Production date
2001
Medium
colour photographic print on aluminium
Size (h x w)
1990 x 990 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2002
Accession no
2002/3/1
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A Buzzy Bee For Siulolovao
A Buzzy Bee For Siulolovao

Robin White

Production date
1977
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
640 x 365 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1977
Accession no
1978/34
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Arithmetria
Arithmetria

Hans Beham

Production date
16th century
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
90 x 54 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/18/1
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Dialectica
Dialectica

Hans Beham

Production date
16th century
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
88 x 55 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/18/3
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Geometria
Geometria

Hans Beham

Production date
16th century
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
90 x 56 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/18/4
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Astrologia
Astrologia

Hans Beham

Production date
16th century
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
90 x 54 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/18/2
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Grammatica
Grammatica

Hans Beham

Production date
16th century
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
90 x 56 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/18/5
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Musica
Musica

Hans Beham

Production date
16th century
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
90 x 56 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/18/6
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Rhetorica
Rhetorica

Hans Beham

Production date
16th century
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
90 x 55 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/18/7
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The Wind in a frolic
The Wind in a frolic

James Chapman-Taylor

Production date
circa 1945
Medium
gelatin silver photographic print
Size (h x w)
385 x 299 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/43/3
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For the true anatomy - Pegasus
For the true anatomy - Pegasus

Barry Cleavin

Production date
1975
Medium
etching and aquatint
Size (h x w)
208 x 238 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
Accession no
1982/44/10
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Flying Fish
Flying Fish

Unknown artist

Production date
1669
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
113 x 174 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/317
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Papa Hou
Papa Hou

Maureen Lander

Production date
2001
Medium
colour transparencies, fluorescent tubes, Perspex and steel
Size (h x w)
1750 x 590 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2002
Accession no
2002/4
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Not on display

Te tangi o te moa
Te tangi o te moa

Trevor Lloyd

Production date
1907
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
520 x 380 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Miss Connie Lloyd, 1983
Accession no
1983/17
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The Latest Scandal ... Morepork!
The Latest Scandal ... Morepork!

Trevor Lloyd

Production date
circa 1925-1930
Medium
drypoint
Size (h x w)
275 x 164 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Connie and Olive Lloyd, 1973
Accession no
1973/7/92
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Tombstone Angel
Tombstone Angel

Peter Siddell

Production date
1975
Medium
acrylic on hardboard
Size (h x w)
517 x 390 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Miss L D Gilmour, 1990
Accession no
1990/1/7
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Icarus
Icarus

Edmund Sullivan

Production date
1906
Medium
conte
Size (h x w)
544 x 383 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1942
Accession no
1942/5/10
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Persephone
Persephone

Edmund Sullivan

Production date
1906
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
540 x 382 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1942
Accession no
1942/5/11
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Blur
Blur

Yuk King Tan

Production date
1996
Medium
stuffed magpie, cotton, leather, ceramic, acrylic, paint, plaster, customwood, hair, glue, enamel paint and aluminium
Size (h x w)
1650 x 1120 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/32
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Blessed
Blessed

Boyd Webb

Production date
1985
Medium
cibachrome photograph
Size (h x w)
1525 x 1220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/7