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Auckland Art Gallery Programme March-April-May

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Exhibitions and Events for March 2003


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


Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith
A comprehensive survey show of the life and work of New Zealand’s most important 20th century artist. The exhibition follows the development of McCahons work from 1946 to early 1980s, focusing on the artists spiritual quest.
A Question of Faith is curated by Dr Marja Bloem and opened at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in August 2002. It will tour to Melbourne and Sydney following its showing at Auckland Art Gallery.
29 March – 15 June 2003
Admission Charge

Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
A rare exhibition of archaeological treasures from the most formative period of the two major emperors in China, Qin Shihuang and Han Jingdi.
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins comprises nine 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 period of ancient Chinese culture.
Until 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

20th century Modern: Picasso, Chagall, Moore…
An exhibition which looks at the remarkable breadth of ‘modernism’, comprising paintings and sculptures drawn from the Gallery’s collections and enriched by several works from a new loan collection.
8 March – 1 February 2004
Free Entry

Saints and Seraphs
Saints and seraphs have captured the imagination of many artists throughout history. This exhibition examines the depiction of the lives of the saints and the stories of angels through European art from the sixteenth century to the present day. It explores the common narratives, the traditional iconography and the messages encoded within the images.

Until 25 May 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.
Until 6 April 2003
Free Entry

Pacific Harbours
This exhibition showcases the Gallery’s diverse collection of images on this theme.
Until 10 August 2003
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
Adults $4 Concession $2


Greer Twiss
A selective survey covering over forty years of this artist’s practice. The ruling themes of theatricality and workshop culture go someway to showing why Twiss’ career as a sculptor in this country has been an outstanding one.
8 March – 2 June
Admission Charge

Fatu Feu’u ‘O le Tautai Samoa
Fatu Feu’u ‘O le Tautai 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


Window Work

Glen Haywood Lounge - records/books
A clever sculptural piece which was inspired by the cardboard boxes stored underneath his flat. The installation recalls the familiar shape of cardboard boxes stacked and left in a corner to be unpacked or put away for future use. Through its appropriation of commonplace forms Lounge – records/books encourages us to reconsider the aesthetics of the everyday.
22 February – 25 May 2003


March Events

Sunday 2 March
1.00pm & 3.00pm
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
IN CONTEXT The Long Silk Fan Dance
A performance of the elegantly, beautiful and traditional long silk fan dance by Yu Fen Dancemaker Productions.

Saturday 8 March 3.00pm
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
IN CONTEXT Martial Arts
A demonstration and explanation of the yin and yang of the martial arts.

Saturday 8 March 8.30pm
IN PERFORMANCE Michel Tuffery
Timed to coincide with the Pasifika Festival, artist Michel Tuffery will celebrate the end of his New Gallery installation Mata Mata with a performance on the Main Gallery forecourt. Expect the unexpected!

Sunday 9 March 1.00pm & 3.00pm
Two Emperors: China’s Ancient Origins
IN CONTEXT The Long Silk Fan Dance
A performance of the elegantly, beautiful and traditional long silk fan dance by Yu Fen Dancemaker Productions.

Thursday 13 March 1.00pm
SAINTS AND SERAPHS
CURATOR’S INSIGHT – Saints, martyrs and angels - Jane Davidson
Take this opportunity to join our new Assistant Curator, Jane Davidson, as she walks us through the exhibition Saints and Seraphs which draws upon the fascinating examples in the Auckland Art Gallery collection dating from the 16th century to the present.

Thursday March 20 1.00pm
GREER TWISS
Curator’s Insight – Allan Smith
Allan Smith, Senior Lecturer, Painting, Elam School of Fine Art and curator of the exhibition Greer Twiss: Theatre Workshop will give his insight into the work featured in the first retrospective of the sculptor’s work.

Sunday 23 March 3.00pm
GREER TWISS: THEATRE WORKSHOP
IN PERFORMANCE
Puppet performance by Greer Twist

Thursday 27 March 1.00pm
GREER TWISS: THEATRE WORKSHOP
IN CONVERSATION Hamish Keith and Greer Twiss
Join critic, writer and commentator Hamish Keith as he discusses with Greer the work in the exhibition Greer Twiss: Theatre Workshop.

Saturday 29 March 2.00pm
COLIN MCCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH
Curator’s Insight
Join, Marja Bloem, Curator, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam the curator of this landmark exhibition as she conducts a walkthrough of/gives her insight into A Question of Faith

Sunday 30 March 2.00pm
COLIN MCCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH
In Context: Martin Browne
Join Martin Brown, Director, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney as he discusses selected works from the numerous private collections in Australia that contributed to this magnificent exhibition.


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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Exhibitions and Events for April 2003


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

Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith
A comprehensive survey show of the life and work of New Zealand’s most important 20th century artist. The exhibition follows the development of McCahons work from 1946 to early 1980s, focusing on the artists spiritual quest.
A Question of Faith is curated by Dr Marja Bloem and opened at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in August 2002. It will tour to Melbourne and Sydney following its showing at Auckland Art Gallery.
29 March – 15 June 2003
Admission Charge

20th century Modern: Picasso, Chagall, Moore…
An exhibition which looks at the remarkable breadth of ‘modernism’, comprising paintings and sculptures drawn from the Gallery’s collections and enriched by several works from a new loan collection.
8 March – 1 February 2004
Free Entry

Saints and Seraphs
Saints and seraphs have captured the imagination of many artists throughout history. This exhibition examines the depiction of the lives of the saints and the stories of angels through European art from the sixteenth century to the present day. It explores the common narratives, the traditional iconography and the messages encoded within the images.
Until 25 May 2003
Free Entry

Pacific Harbours
This exhibition showcases the Gallery’s diverse collection of images on this theme.
Until 10 August 2003
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
Adults $4 Concession $2


Greer Twiss
A selective survey covering over forty years of this artist’s practice. The ruling themes of theatricality and workshop culture go someway to showing why Twiss’ career as a sculptor in this country has been an outstanding one.
8 March – 2 June
Admission Charge

Rusha Revisited & Working in London: The Pop Years
These two separate but related exhibitions feature the work of Ed Rusha, Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Jim Dine and RB Kitaj, five of the top names from the Pop Art movement of the 1960’s. Both are based around works - in - series from the Auckland Art Gallery collection.
5 April – 17 August 2003
Admission Charge

Window Work

Glen Haywood Lounge - records/books
A clever sculptural piece which was inspired by the cardboard boxes stored underneath his flat. The installation recalls the familiar shape of cardboard boxes stacked and left in a corner to be unpacked or put away for future use. Through its appropriation of commonplace forms Lounge – records/books encourages us to reconsider the aesthetics of the everyday.
22 February – 25 May 2003

April Events

Thursday 3 April 1.00pm
COLIN MCCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH
In Context – Chris Saines A Director’s Insight
Join Chris Saines, Director, Auckland Art Gallery as he discusses selected works in the exhibition and gives his insight into the development of this major McCahon exhibition.

Saturday 5 April 2.00pm
COLIN MCCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH
In Context – Dr Francis Pound
Dr Francis Pound, Senior Lecturer, Art History, University of Auckland will talk on the theme of prophesizing New Zealand as the promised land sacrificial in McCahon’s work including the paintings The Promised Land, A Letter to Hebrews and A Flight to Egypt.

Tuesday 8 April 1.00pm
IN CONVERSATION Gordon Brown & Wystan Curnow - Researching McCahon
Join Gordon Brown, writer, art historian with Wystan Curnow, poet, writer and Lecturer, English, University of Auckland as they discuss the research and writing on the life and art of Colin McCahon.

Thursday 10 April 1.00pm
WORKING IN LONDON
London Calling – A Curator’s Insight
Join the curator of Working in London, Rod MacLeod as he discuss the work of artists working in London during the sixties.

Saturday 12 April 2.00pm
COLIN MCCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH
IN CONTEXT William McCahon The visible and metaphysical landscape intertwined
William McCahon discusses aspects of Colin McCahon's ambiguous narrative
landscapes, Bellini Madonna, through to the later Necessary Protection series.

COLIN MCCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH
IN RESPONSE
Denise L’Estrange-Corbett & Francis Hooper
Acclaimed World designers, Denise L’Estrange-Corbett & Francis Hooper will give their response to the art of Colin McCahon.

Thursday 17 April 1.00pm
GREER TWISS: THEATRE WORKSHOP
IN CONTEXT Robyn Woodward
Dr. Robin Woodward , Lecturer, Art History ,University of Auckland will discuss the human and social concerns in the work of Greer Twist. Dr Woodward is the author of several articles on sculpture and sculptors in New Zealand and her principal research area is the western tradition in 19th and 20th century sculpture in New Zealand.

Sunday 20 April 2.00pm
IN CONCERT
Students from School of Music, University of Auckland will perform in the Gallery.

Thursday 24 April 1.00pm
COLIN MCCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH
IN RESPONSE Cilla McQueen A poet’s response
Acclaimed and award winning poet, Cilla McQueen, whose ninth book of poetry, Soundings, has just been published by University of Otago Press, will give her response to Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith.

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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
Exhibitions and Events for May 2003


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

Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith
A comprehensive survey show of the life and work of New Zealand’s most important 20th century artist. The exhibition follows the development of McCahons work from 1946 to early 1980s, focusing on the artists spiritual quest.
A Question of Faith is curated by Dr Marja Bloem and opened at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in August 2002. It will tour to Melbourne and Sydney following its showing at Auckland Art Gallery.
29 March – 15 June 2003
Admission Charge

20th century Modern: Picasso, Chagall, Moore…
An exhibition which looks at the remarkable breadth of ‘modernism’, comprising paintings and sculptures drawn from the Gallery’s collections and enriched by several works from a new loan collection.
8 March – 1 February 2004
Free Entry

Saints and Seraphs
Saints and seraphs have captured the imagination of many artists throughout history. This exhibition examines the depiction of the lives of the saints and the stories of angels through European art from the sixteenth century to the present day. It explores the common narratives, the traditional iconography and the messages encoded within the images.
Until 25 May 2003
Free Entry

Pacific Harbours
This exhibition showcases the Gallery’s diverse collection of images on this theme.
Until 10 August 2003
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
Adults $4 Concession $2


Greer Twiss
A selective survey covering over forty years of this artist’s practice. The ruling themes of theatricality and workshop culture go someway to showing why Twiss’ career as a sculptor in this country has been an outstanding one.
8 March – 2 June
Admission Charge

Rusha Revisited & Working in London: The Pop Years
These two separate but related exhibitions feature the work of Ed Rusha, Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Jim Dine and RB Kitaj, five of the top names from the Pop Art movement of the 1960’s. Both are based around works - in - series from the Auckland Art Gallery collection.
5 April – 17 August 2003
Admission Charge

Window Work

Glen Haywood Lounge - records/books
A clever sculptural piece which was inspired by the cardboard boxes stored underneath his flat. The installation recalls the familiar shape of cardboard boxes stacked and left in a corner to be unpacked or put away for future use. Through its appropriation of commonplace forms Lounge – records/books encourages us to reconsider the aesthetics of the everyday.
22 February – 25 May 2003


May Events

Thursday 1 May 1.00pm
GREER TWISS: THEATRE WORKSHOP
IN RESPONSE Derrick Cherrie
Head of Sculpture, Elam School of Fine Art, Derrick Cherrie will give us his insight and response to the work of his former teacher and then colleague - Greer Twiss.

Sunday 4 May 2.00pm
COLIN MCCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH
IN CONTEXT Luit Bieringa: Teachings Aids - aids to teaching
Curator, art historian and former director of the National Art Gallery, Luit
Bieringa, will proffer some insights into and thoughts about McCahon's work using Teaching Aids as a beginning for a brief journey through McCahon land.

Thursday 8 May 1.00pm
WORKING IN LONDON
IN CONTEXT Graham Reid Hope I die before I get old
New Zealand Herald music critic Graham Reid will put the music of 60’s London in context. It’ll be a gas, gas, gas.

Sunday 11 May
MOTHER’S DAY
Once again Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tâmaki will celebrate with free entry to all Mum’s.

COLIN MCCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH
IN RESPONSE Ngahiraka Mason, Whirimako, Tei Mohotima & Bernard Makoare
Don’t miss this unique performance in song and music, to McCahon’s The Lark’s Song, by Ngahiraka Mason, Indigenous Curator, Mâori Art, Whirikimo, Tei Mohotima, haka expert and Bernard Makoare, traditional Mâori musician.

Monday 12 May
COLIN MCCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH
IN RESPONSE Ngahiraka Mason, Whirimako, Tei Mohotima & Bernard Makoare
Don’t miss this unique performance in song and music, to McCahon’s The Lark’s Song, by Ngahiraka Mason, Indigenous Curator, Mâori Art, Whirikimo, Tei Mohotima, haka expert and Bernard Makoare, traditional Mâori musician.

Sunday 18 May 2.00pm
COLIN MCCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH
IN CONTEXT Dame Cheryll Sotheran
Join Dame Cheryll Sotheran, in the exhibition, as she discusses selected works in the exhibition.

Sunday 25 May
COLIN MCCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH
Seminar

Thursday 29 May1 1.00pm
COLIN MCCAHON: A QUESTION OF FAITH
COLLECTOR’S INSIGHT Rob Gardiner and Roger Taberner in conversation
Rob Gardiner from the Chartwell Trust and Roger Taberner, Curator, Education will give their insight and response to McCahon’s works in the Chartwell Collection Are there not twelve hours of daylight and May His Light Shine - Tau God.

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