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Exhibitions and Events for December 2002


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

Main Gallery Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki Daily Phone 307 7700

Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins A rare exhibition of archaeological treasures from the extremely formative period of the two major emperors in China, Qin Shihuang and Han Jingdi. Two Emperors: China’s ancient origins comprises life-size terracotta sculptures of an underground army from the two emperors’ tombs and other treasures from the Warring States Period and the early Han, to recreate the richness and splendour of this time in Chinese history. 21 December – 9 March 2003 Admission Charge

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. Until 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, Bill Hammond and others. Permanent Exhibition Free Entry

Pacific Harbours This exhibition showcases the Gallery’s diverse collection of images on this theme. Permanent Exhibition Free Entry

A tale to tell In the wake of Love & Death: Art in the age of Queen Victoria, the Gallery is highlighting its own Victorian collection in A tale to tell. Nineteenth century painters loved to depict a moment in a narrative drawn from history, literature or the society of their own time. Many Victorian paintings were constructed so that the spectator could complete the narrative in their own way. Until 12 October 2003 Free Entry

New Gallery Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki Open: 10am-5pm daily Phone 307 7700

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

Fatu Feu’u ‘O le Tautai Samoa Fatu Feu’u ‘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. Until 30 March 2003 Admission Charge

Birds: Arrivals and Departures Looks at the way that Maori and Pakeha New Zealanders have imaged birds through painting, sculpture and video art. Until 16 February 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. Until 16 February 2003 Admission Charge

Window Work

Michel Tuffery (See above for details) Until 16 February 2003

December Events

Saturday 7 – Monday 9 December 12.00 – 5.00pm MUKA YOUTH PRINT EXHIBITION New Gallery Warning – This exhibition is rated Children Only – No Adults allowed in the exhibition Muka Gallery presents a unique exhibition of forty original lithographs by twenty prominent artists that may only be viewed by those aged between five and eighteen years. The limited edition prints are for sale for $50, unframed and are all signed by the artist. To add some mystery to this restricted viewing all of the artist’s names are hidden from view.

Thursday 12 December 1.00pm Fatu Feu’u ‘O le Tautai Samoa IN RESPONSE Reverend Mua Strickson-Pua on Fatu Feu’u Don’t miss poet, lava lava artist, comedian, story teller, free style rapper Reverend Mua Strickson-Pua give his multi media response to the work of Fatu Feu’u.

Thursday 19 December 1.00pm Colin McCahon’s Titirangi William McCahon will discuss the importance of Colin McCahon’s Titirangi paintings in the exhibition and his development as an artist.


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