Auckland Art Gallery
03/24/2017 at 06:26. Facebook
From fig leaves to freeing the nipple, join us this Sunday at 1pm for a unique insight into censorship in New Zealand with Chief Censor Dr Andrew Jacks and Metro Magazine NZ Editor Susannah Walker. Auditorium, lower ground level – free [ Link ]

Image credit: Sir Hamo Thornycroft, 'Teucer' 1881, ‘The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate’ (installation view), Auckland...
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Auckland Art Gallery
03/23/2017 at 00:59. Facebook
Colourful flags promoting our brand new exhibition ‘The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate’. Depicted here is Henri Matisse’s 1936 painting ‘Draped Nude’ – see this and more than 100 other artworks from the UK's celebrated Tate in the flesh at Auckland Art Gallery.
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Auckland Art Gallery
03/22/2017 at 02:45. Facebook
Auckland Art Gallery Membership is hosting another Plump & co XL knitting workshop this Saturday from 1.30–4.30pm. Some places are still available – book online: [ Link ]
Auckland Art Gallery
03/21/2017 at 20:56. Facebook
Three powerful large-format photographs by the 2017 Hassleblad Award Winner, Rineke Dijkstra, are on display in new major exhibition 'The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate'. See it now on level 1 #bodylaidbare

Rineke Dijkstra | Hasselblad Award Winner 2017
Auckland Art Gallery
03/21/2017 at 02:13. Facebook
Gallery Director Rhana Devenport will be joining international curators and museum directors for a discussion at Art Basel Hong Kong tomorrow evening on 'What Makes an Institution Public?' Follow the link for full details.

Art Basel Hong Kong - Conversations
1 NEWS had a sneak peek of new exhibition 'The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate' before it opened to the public last weekend. See it now at Auckland Art Gallery – GA $23, Concession $18, Gallery Members FREE, Children 12 and under FREE. [ Link ]

'Beautiful, sinuous, voluptuous curves' - Auckland Art Gallery going nude
This Sunday catch a short documentary on the history of Rodin’s magnificent marble sculpture 'The Kiss' – the star of new exhibition 'The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate'. Screening at 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm in the auditorium, lower ground level. [ Link ]

Image: 'The Kiss' in the stables of Lewes House, photographed by Edward Warren’s partner, John Marshall
‘The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate' is now open! Beautiful, sensual and at times provocative, more than 100 artworks from London’s celebrated Tate tell the story of the nude and trace artists’ captivation with the human body from the 1700s to today. [ Link ]

Image credit: Auguste Rodin, ‘The Kiss’ 1901–4 (detail), Tate: Purchased with assistance...
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On opening weekend of 'The Body Laid Bare' join visiting Tate curator Emma Chambers for an illustrated lecture 'The Naked and the Nude'. Sunday 19 March, 1pm in the auditorium – free entry

Emma Chambers: The making of The Body Laid Bare
We’re staying open until 10pm this Saturday as part of Auckland Arts Festival's city-wide 'White Night' event. Show off your sketching skills during a figure drawing class, join a tour of brand new exhibition 'The Body Laid Bare' with co-curator Justin Paton, catch a film screening of 'Heavenly Creatures', and enjoy performances from Touch Compass, Red Leap Theatre, and renowned jazz music duo...
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Two sleeps to go! 'The Body Laid Bare' opens this weekend. Early bird tickets have now SOLD OUT, but GA and Concessions are available in advance online or from the Gallery on the day of your visit. Gallery Members and Children 12 & under go FREE. Visit our website for more info: [ Link ]
Viva - The New Zealand Herald caught up with Emma Chambers, Curator, Modern British Art at Tate, London, ahead of the opening of 'The Body Laid Bare' this Saturday. Read the interview below:

What Nudes Tell Us About Ourselves - Viva
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki wishes to acknowledge the passing of prominent New Zealand artist Paul Cullen, who died on Monday evening here in Auckland. Natasha Conland, Curator, Contemporary Art, has just posted a blog remembering Paul's life – read it on our website: [ Link ]

Image: Paul Cullen 'Science (pool complex)' 1994–1995 (installation view), Chartwell Collection,...
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Join us tomorrow evening for a talk by respected US art historian Thomas Crow who is in New Zealand to promote his new book 'No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art', which seeks to recover the theological import in the work of six important artists.

6.30pm in the auditorium, clock tower entrance. Free entry

Thomas Crow: The Missing Theologies of McCahon and Sister Corita

Final days – 'Lee Mingwei and His Relations' closes this Sunday 19 March. Developed by Mami Kataoka for Mori Art Museum , this is the first time Mingwei’s work has been experienced in Auckland and is the largest ever retrospective of the artist’s practice in the southern hemisphere. General admission $12.50, Concession $10, Gallery Members FREE, Children 12 & under FREE
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Just announced: a four-week Continuing Education course 'The nude reviewed' organised in conjunction with upcoming exhibition 'The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate'.

Tuesdays 9–30 May, $150 Members / $190 Non-Members (includes a one-year membership to Auckland Art Gallery).

The Nude Reviewed
Enjoy a sneak peek of 'The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate' in the latest issue of Metro Magazine NZ, ahead of the opening next weekend.

The Body Laid Bare comes to Auckland - Metro
'Ann Shelton: Dark Matter' has been shortlisted for the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards in the Illustrated Non-Fiction category! Congratulations to Ann, Dr Zara Stanhope (editor) and Clare McIntosh (Managing Editor).

See the survey exhibition 'Dark Matter' until 17 April and buy the companion book online: [ Link ]

2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Shortlist
Public Service Announcement: This Sunday's Anno Domini has been moved indoors, due to poor weather forecasted for the event. Full details below:
Ocula caught up recently with artist Ann Shelton to talk about her current exhibition 'Dark Matter', which surveys her 20-year career. See it at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki until 17 April – level 2, free entry

A conversation with Ann Shelton