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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki - November

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Exhibitions and Events for November 2002

Main Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Phone 307 7700

Love and Death: Art in the age of Queen Victoria
This exhibition brings together some of the most dramatic paintings from late 19th century Britain – a period in which Victorian society and industry were rushing headlong into the tumultuous 20th Century. This exhibition richly evokes the Victorian celebration of Love, both earthly and divine, together with the Victorian reverence for death. Other themes include Beauty and Desire, History and Imagination and the rituals of Victorian everyday life.
Until 24 November
Admission Charge – Adults $12 Concession $9

From dusk till dawn
An exhibition which takes a look at the fascinating tradition of nocturnal scenes in art from the 16th century through to the present day.
2 November – 2 March 2003
Free Entry

Colin McCahon’s Titirangi
An exhibition which centres around the recently gifted painting Titirangi to the Auckland Art Gallery Collection and gathers together many unseen paintings from a relatively unknown period in Colin McCahon’s oeuvre.
Until 2 February 2003
Free Entry

Sea Knowing Island Looking
A visual conversation between contemporary and historical art traditions from the Chartwell and Gallery collections, including the work of John Pule, Ani O’Neil and Bill Hammond and others.
Permanent Exhibition
Free Entry

New Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Open: 10am-5pm daily
Phone 307 7700
Adults $4 Concession $2

Recent Contemporary Acquisitions
Recent Contemporary Acquisitions is a small survey of collecting in the contemporary area. Artists represented include Yuk King Tan, Michel Tuffery, Dani Marti, Niki Hastings-McFall, Terry Urbahn, Reuben Paterson and Elizabeth Thomson.
Until 9 February 2003
Free Entry

Moenga Roa/ Brett Graham
Moenga Roa is an installation which explores the relationship between Maori and Pakeha identity and considers biculturalism.
Until 17 November
Admission Charge

Peter Robinson Divine Comedy
Divine Comedy presents a series of sleek minimalist sculptures referencing the existential concepts of ‘being and nothingness’ and ‘null and void’.
Until 17 November
Admission Charge

Sugimoto Portraits
Works commissioned by Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin
A series of haunting black and white life-size portraits of historical figures by world-renowned photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto sourced from the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin.
Until 10 November
Admission Charge

Fatu Feu’u O le Tautai Samoa
O le Tautai Samoa offers a concise introduction to this internationally renowned Samoan/New Zealand artist’s paintings, sculpture and prints produced over the past twenty years. Fatu Feu’u blends the traditional and the contemporary, the indigenous and the diasporic to explore symbolic and visual narratives.
23 November – 30 March 2003
Admission Charge

Mata Mata
A strikingly innovative installation by highly regarded Pacific Island artist Michel Tuffery. Tuffery will transform the Gallery lightwell into a virtual aquarium inhabited by a shoal of giant sculptural tuna ‘swimming’ through the space. Reflecting the artist’s interest in international initiatives to combat poaching in the world’s oceans, some of the fish will be fitted with mini surveillance cameras. Viewers’ responses to the work will be recorded and broadcast on monitors in the Window Work space on Wellesley Street.
23 November – 16 February 2003

Window Work

Michel Tuffery (See above for details)
23 November – 16 February 2003

November Events

Thursday 7 November 6.00pm Montana Late Night Opening
Marilyn Sainty & Deborah Smith
Enjoy this exhibition with a Montana late night opening with a complimentary glass of their wine and join the fashion designer Marilyn Sainty in conversation with fashion photographer Deborah Smith as they discuss the interest in and influence of Victorian fashion and design.

Sunday 10 November 2.00pm
Science & its effects on the Victorian Artist
Ingrid Ford, Conservator, Paintings will reveal some very interesting discoveries of how and why the Victorian artist painted as they did.

Sunday 17 November 2.00pm
In Conversation – Kim Hill & Mary Kisler
Join us in the exhibition as Kim and Mary discuss the life, the times and the art of the Victorian painters.

Thursday 21 November 1.00pm
Curator’s Insight – From Dusk til Dawn
Kendrah Morgan, Assistant Curator, New Zealand and International Art will take us into the twilight world of artists from the Renaissance to Bill Culbert when she conducts a walkthrough of her new exhibition in the Auburns Gallery.

Thursday 28 November 1.00pm
Michel Tuffery will present and discuss a visual record of his work including his installation in the light well of the New Gallery.

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