but is it art?

American Artist Chad Wys plays with our perception of art with his revisitation of classic masters paintings. He creates a new aesthetic-emotional experience with a careful new composition of colour and seemingly destructive strokes. Whether you see it as vandalism or an loveable new way of blending past and present, it asks the question ‘what … Continue reading but is it art?

Will any Friends events be held between now and when the Gallery’s membership programme is launched?

    Friends events are generally on hold until the Gallery launches its membership programme in February 2016. Other Friends benefits, such as discounts at the Gallery shop and access to the Members’ Lounge, will continue to be available in the interim.   However, we are hoping to have a 2015 end-of-year function for Friends … Continue reading Will any Friends events be held between now and when the Gallery’s membership programme is launched?

Curators Talk: Principal Curator: Dr Zara Stanhope: Yang Fudong: Filmscapes

Curators Talk Principal Curator: Dr Zara Stanhope Yang Fudong: Filmscapes Fri 2 October – 10.30am Members Lounge and Exhibition space Members: Koha Coffee/tea between 10 – 10.30am in the members lounge Join Principal Curator Dr Zara Stanhope at 10.30 am as she discusses the work of Yang Fudong: Filmscapes and experience the first-ever survey exhibition … Continue reading Curators Talk: Principal Curator: Dr Zara Stanhope: Yang Fudong: Filmscapes

Assistant Curators Talk: Mathew Norman: The Story of Rama: Indian Miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi

Thurs 24 Sep – 10.30am Auditorium Members: Koha Overview: The Ramayana, or the journey of Rama, is one of the world’s great epics. Follow this tale of love, loyalty, betrayal and the victory of good over evil depicted in exquisite detail in 101 Indian miniature paintings. Revealing the rich diversity of regional painting styles between … Continue reading Assistant Curators Talk: Mathew Norman: The Story of Rama: Indian Miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi

An Exclusive Opportunity: Yang Fudong: Filmscapes exhibition opening

Friday 25 September – 6-8pm North atrium and level 2 Friends Members only: $30 RSVP by 3pm, 17 September For bookings please phone Marica McEwan (09) 307 7705 or alternatively you can pay by Direct Credit: BNZ 02 0261 0048571 002 Please advise galleryfriends@aucklandartgallery.com of payment to Friends of the Art Gallery and use your … Continue reading An Exclusive Opportunity: Yang Fudong: Filmscapes exhibition opening