Henri Matisse collected objects and textiles from Africa, Asia and the Middle East and decorated a corner of his studio in the manner of a Moorish room he had seen in Morocco. Painted in the spring of 1936, ‘Draped Nude’ demonstrates Matisse’s fluid draughtsmanship and love of colour. The exotic plant and floral gown allude to this sitter’s identity as an Odalisque (female slave or concubine...
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Henri Matisse collected objects and textiles from Africa Asia and the Middle
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Read an interview with 2014 Walters Prize winner Luke Willis Thompson in today's issue of Paperboy. Currently exhibiting his first solo UK show 'autoportrait' at London's Chisenhale Gallery, Thompson's recent video work ‘Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries' is on display at Auckland Art Gallery in 'Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show'. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Did you know our talented team of Gallery Assistants can speak 13 languages? Look out for these colourful badges on your next visit.
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This surrealist work was painted by Man Ray in 1938 during the artist’s first lengthy sojourn in France. An elongated female nude lies alongside a fish, creating what the artist described as ‘a contrasting of similar and different forms at the same time’. The woman’s flattened shape seems sparse next to the detail of the fish, creating two parallel yet disjunctive worlds. On display in ‘The...
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This surrealist work was painted by Man Ray in 1938 during the
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Keep warm and dry this weekend with a visit to ‘The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate’. Journeying through time, from the classical, biblical and literary subjects of the 1800s to the body politics of contemporary art, this beautiful exhibition brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including Auguste Rodin, Pierre Bonnard, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Louise Bourgeois, Barkley...
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Pre-eminent collector and arts patron, Rob Gardiner, founded the Chartwell Trust in the early 1970s – a contemporary art collection which now numbers more than 1600 works in 2017. Chartwell remains committed to the exploration of creativity through the medium of contemporary art along with a determination to enable access to the collection and to contemporary art on a wider basis. Join Rob in...
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Preeminent collector and arts patron Rob Gardiner founded the Chartwell Trust in
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Jackie Halliday has been a Volunteer Guide at the Gallery for four years. As part of National Volunteer Week we caught up with Jackie to ask a few questions about her experience giving tours for the public. Read it on our website: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Jackie Halliday has been a Volunteer Guide at the Gallery for four
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Join Tate conservators as they investigate whether or not Picasso's 'Nude Woman in a Red Armchair' – one of the masterpieces in ‘The Body Laid Bare’ – was in fact painted in a single day. The video was produced as Tate prepares to exhibit one of the most significant shows it has ever staged next year. ‘Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy’ will take visitors on a month-by-month journey of the...
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Tate’s conservation team investigate whether Picasso completed this painting in a day. The back of the canvas of this Picasso painting is inscribed with the ...

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For more than four decades, New York-based artist Cindy Sherman has explored how the camera is complicit in producing and perpetuating clichéd representations of femininity in society. In her ‘Pink Robe’ series, as with other photographic works, Sherman is the model, photographer and director. The concealment of her body and her direct gaze towards the camera convey a multitude of emotions...
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For more than four decades New Yorkbased artist Cindy Sherman has explored
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It’s National Volunteer week, so we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate the work of our indispensable volunteers at the Gallery. We have many dedicated volunteers who help with essential parts of what we offer – our Volunteer Guides are one of these groups. Established for the first time in 1984, today we have 38 Volunteer Guides who are valued members of our team. They take daily tours...
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Join Senior Curator Ron Brownson on Sunday at 1pm for a talk on the photography of David Wojnarowicz and John Coplans (pictured, on back wall) who both have work on display in ‘The Body Laid Bare’. The talk is free with exhibition entry. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Image credit: 'The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate' (installation view), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2017
Join Senior Curator Ron Brownson on Sunday at 1pm for a talk
Here’s episode two of Pacific Bodies, featuring sculptor and performance artist, Ioane Ioane. This 5-part series, produced together with British Council New Zealand, invites local artists of Pacific heritage to offer a counter-narrative to the themes of current exhibition ‘The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate'.
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Swiss artist Urs Fischer is exhibiting a clay replica of Auguste Rodin's sculpture 'The Kiss' at Art Basel which visitors are allowed to touch, deface, and generally play around with. Visitors to our current 'The Body Laid Bare': can encounter Rodin's 3.5-tonne marble masterpiece in the flesh (But no touching please!)

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Swiss artist Urs Fischer is exhibiting a clay replica of Auguste Rodins

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We’ve teamed up with our friends at Auckland Live to give away a double pass to the party that celebrates the best of British music, 'Last Night of the Proms' on 25 June at Auckland Town Hall.

Join us as Auckland Symphony Orchestra turn up the sound of the British and bring you on a musical journey. Hold your cuppa high, and get ready to sing at the top of your lungs. Just tag a friend that...
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Enjoy 20% off everything from our online shop until 20 June with the discount code 'ARETAILTHERAPY'.
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It is with sadness that staff at Auckland Art Gallery learnt of the death of Barry Lett last week. Barry was a renowned New Zealand artist, pioneering art dealer, committed environmentalist and friend of many. Ron Brownson, Senior Curator, NZ and Pacific Art, has just posted a blog remembering Barry’s life – read it on our website: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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We're staying open until 10pm tonight for our final #bodylaidbare Open Late. Presented in association with VICE New Zealand, it's a great chance to see the exhibition after hours with family, friends or workmates. Tickets $30 – book online to guarantee entry: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Were staying open until 10pm tonight for our final bodylaidbare Open Late

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Read an interview with Julia Holden ahead of her live art performance at our final Open Late for 'The Body Laid Bare' tomorrow night. Holden will transform fellow artist Audrey Baldwin into a 3D painting based on Henri Matisse’s masterpiece, 'Draped Nude' 1936.

Limited tickets still available. $30 – book online to guarantee entry: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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In 2016, New Zealand lost one of its leading camera artists, Marti Friedlander. For more than six decades Marti Friedlander’s lens followed the lives of ordinary New Zealanders and helped shape an awareness of our diverse communities with an eye for the wild and spontaneous. Although she is perhaps best known for her iconic image of a herd of sheep, Friedlander also worked extensively...
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In 2016 New Zealand lost one of its leading camera artists Marti
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What's the difference between 'nude' and 'naked'? Emma Chambers, Curator Modern British Art at Tate explains. #bodylaidbare
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