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Exhibitions and Events for June 2004


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki Exhibitions and Events for June 2004

Main Gallery Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki Open 10 – 5 pm daily Phone 307 7700 Adults $7 Concession $5 Children under 12 free

Golden – Celebrating 50 Years of the Friends of the Gallery Founded in 1954, from their inception the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery have supported and encouraged the acquisition of works of art for the collection. Golden highlights some of the key works gifted to the Gallery by the Friends over the many years. The diverse selection includes oil paintings, watercolours, sculptures and large-scale installations, with works by such leading lights as Colin McCahon, Frances Hodgkins, Rita Angus and Pat Hanly and many others. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the Friends’ fiftieth anniversary gift to the Gallery, Rita Angus’ renowned masterpiece AD 1968, which will be revealed to the public for the first time when Golden opens. 26 June – 24 October 2004 Free Entry

Shane Cotton Survey 1993-2003 An exhibition of works by this celebrated New Zealand artist, exploring issues of biculturalism. The show comprises Cotton's early works drawing on late 19th century Mâori Folk Art and a massive suite of new paintings, surprising and compelling as anything Cotton has done. Until 8 August Admission Charge

Monsters and Maidens This collection show explores the powerful elements of fantasy and exaggeration of the 18th century Romantic Movement. Until 25 July Free Entry

A Tale to Tell: Narrative Paintings from the Collection Long after Victorian art went out of fashion in England it remained popular in the colonies. This exhibition displays the Gallery’s rich holdings of Victorian art. Free entry Until 14 November

Chic Colonials: Ataahua This exhibition reflects on and shows the cultural and historical ideas of beauty, fashion and adornment in early New Zealand. Until 11 July 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, including works by Picasso, Magritte, Chagall, Henry Moore and many of their contemporaries. Until 20 June Free Entry

Self and Other: The Expressionist Spirit in New Zealand Art A rich evocation of local Expressionism in the 1970s and 1980s, looking at the work of some of the Expressionist icons in New Zealand painting, sculpture and drawing. This exhibition draws on the Gallery and Chartwell collections. Until 17 October Free entry

Framing the Past A permanent exhibition from the Gallery's collection of historic European paintings from the 16th to 20th century. Free entry.

New Gallery Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki Open 10 – 5 pm daily Phone 307 7700 Adults $7 Concession $5 Children under 12 free

Max Gimblett: The Brush of All Things The first public survey in New Zealand of ex-patriot artist Max Gimblett's work. The exhibition spans over 25 years of work illustrating the breadth, innovation and diversity of his practice. 19 June - 29 August Admission Charge

Everyday Minimal An exhibition that addresses works, principally from the collection, that draw on a minimalist aesthetic, but complicate it with everyday references. 19 June - 29 August Free Entry

For further information visit our website: www.aucklandartgallery.govt.nz
June 2004 Events

Saturday 5 June 3pm IN CONCERT - Grace Chan Last year Grace was awarded, by the School of Music, University of Auckland, the highest marking ever to be received by an undergraduate student. Grace Chan is currently completing her Masters of Music. Don't miss this opportunity to hear this exceptional musician in concert. Programme: Beethoven - Sonata E flat, Opus 7 Brahms - Variations and fugue on a theme by Handel, Opus 24 Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin Chopin - Ballade No.4 in F minor Free - Wellesley gallery

Sunday 6 June 2.15pm IN CONCERT We are pleased to present a concert by eight outstanding students from the School of Music, University of Auckland. Chin Yeh, piano - Ballade no.3 in Ab maj, Chopin Jhun Si, piano - Impromptu D899 by Schubert , Sonata in D minor, Beethoven Xiaomeng Huang, piano Christina Yu, violin Rod Skipp, cello - Piano trio, Schubert Vicki Connor, flute Sandy Fang piano - Concerto in E minor, 1st & 2nd movements, Hoffmann Yuki Unno, horn - item to be confirmed Free - Wellesley gallery

Sunday 13 June LIVE IN CONCERT 3pm Nigel Gavin Be part of a live audience recording of Nigel Gavin’s new CD to be released later in the year Wellesley Gallery

Sunday 20 June 1pm MAX GIMBLETT: THE BRUSH OF ALL THINGS IN PERFORMANCE James Gardner Composer and director of 175 East, James Gardner, will give a solo performance in the exhibition in response to work of Max Gimblett.

Sunday 20 June 3pm MAX GIMBLETT: THE BRUSH OF ALL THINGS CURATOR’S INSIGHT Wystan Curnow Join writer, poet and lecturer in English, University of Auckland Wystan Curnow, in the exhibition he has curated on one of New Zealand’s most respected artists. New Gallery

Wednesday 23 June 12pm INSIGHT Robert Leonard Join our Curator of Contemporary Art, Robert Leonard, on a walk through his new exhibition Everyday Minimalism.

Sunday 27 June 1pm SHANE COTTON: SURVEY 1993 - 2003 IN AUDIO – James Pinker Sound artist, James Pinker has specially composed a response to the exhibition of works by Shane Cotton. James has a long history in electronic and multicultural music. A collaborator on the Holiwater project, he was a founding member of Dead Can Dance, has played with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and appeared in local post-punk groups The Superettes, The Features and Fetus Productions. New Gallery

MAX GIMBLETT:THE BRUSH OF ALL THINGS 3pm IN CONVERSATION Max Gimblett & Wystan Curnow A unique opportunity to join the artist and curator in the exhibition. New gallery

Wednesday 30 June 12pm INSIGHT Laura Jocic A fine art: the analysis of a dress in a 17th century portrait Portraits provide valuable evidence for the study of dress particularly before the 18th century where little survives in the way of complete outfits. Join Laura Jocic, President, NZ Costume & Textile Section, as she discusses the dress in the 17th century painting Portrait of a Lady by Dutch artist Dirck Santvoort. Main gallery

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