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Auck Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki Exhibitions August

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

Main Gallery Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki Open 10 – 5 pm daily

Shirin Neshat One of America’s most celebrated and controversial artists, film-maker Shirin Neshat reflects on her feelings of displacement and exile on returning to her native Iran after the Islamic Revolution. 28 August - 7 November 2004 Admission charge

Golden – Celebrating 50 Years of the Friends of the Gallery Key works gifted by the Friends since 1954, including works by Colin McCahon, Frances Hodgkins, Rita Angus and Pat Hanly. The centrepiece is the Friends’ 50th anniversary gift, Rita Angus’ AD 1968. Until 24 October Free Entry

Shane Cotton Survey 1993-2003 Paintings by this celebrated New Zealand artist, exploring issues of biculturalism. The exhibitions follows Cotton’s development from his early works drawing on late 19th century Māori Folk Art through to his massive suite of new paintings - surprising and compelling as anything Cotton has done before. Until 8 August Admission Charge

Poetic Imaginings: Piranesi’s Rome Drawing on the Gallery’s considerable holdings of Piranesi etchings, this exhibition allows the spectator to explore the artist’s world of grand edifices, tumbling ruins and architectural inventions. Until 31 October 2004 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

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. Until 17 October Free entry

Enduring Nature: Hoki Atu Hoki Mai New Zealand’s flora and fauna and the resilience of its people. Under 3 April 2005 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 New York-based artist Max Gimblett's work. The exhibition spans over 25 years of work illustrating the breadth, innovation and diversity of his practice. Until 29 August Admission Charge

Everyday Minimal New Zealand and international artists complication a minimalist aesthetic with everyday references. Until 29 August Free Entry

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Events – August 2004

Sunday 1 August 3pm SHANE COTTON SURVEY 1993 - 2003 IN CONTEXT Jonathan Mane-Wheoki Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (Ngapuhi), Te Papa’s new Director Art and Visual Culture, responds to the Cotton show. Main Gallery - free with exhibition entry

Wednesday 4 August 1pm INSIGHT Kirsty Gregg Fashion maven Kirsty Gregg addresses collection works that influenced her designs. Main Gallery - free

Sunday 8 August 3pm POETIC IMAGININGS: PIRANESI’S ROME IN CONTEXT Rodney Fumpston Printmaker Rodney Fumpston responds to the work of Piranesi and demonstrates printing an etching. Main Gallery - free

Sunday 15 August 1pm FRAMING THE BAROQUE Matthew O'Reilly Te Papa’s Framer of Paintings Matthew O'Reilly discusses researching, designing and making of the new frame for our recently restored 17th century Guido Reni painting St Sebastian. Main Gallery - free

Sunday 15 August 3pm EVERYDAY MINIMAL IN AUDIO Charlotte 90 and Dean Roberts Sound designer Charlotte 90 is known for her scores for dance and theatre. Guitarist Dean Roberts’ minimal music retains an expressionist edge. New Gallery - free

Sunday 22 August 3pm GOLDEN – FRIENDS 50th ARTIST’S INSIGHT Peter Siddell Realist painter Peter Siddell discusses his work Horizon, gifted by the Friends in 1988. Main Gallery - free

Wednesday 25 August 1pm ENDURING NATURE – HOKIATU HOKI MAI CURATORS’ INSIGHT Ngahiraka Mason and Jane Davidson Curators Ngahiraka Mason and Jane Davidson walk you through their show, which celebrates important people and magnificent environments. Main Gallery - free

Sunday 29 August 1pm SHIRIN NESHAT CURATOR’S INSIGHT Ron Brownson Curator Ron Brownson responds to the Neshat show. Main Gallery - free with exhibition entry

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