Date Te rā
Sat 7 Aug 2021 — Mon 1 Apr 2024
Location Te wāhiAuckland Art Gallery, Wellesley St E & Kitchener St
More info He pārongo atu anōVisit website
From portraits to pop art and even a Picasso, Romancing the Collection delves into landscape, portraiture, romance, still life and abstract works.
It opens with artworks that address the whenua (land) and taiao (natural environment), and honour the mana (power, prestige) of the people depicted in Gottfried Lindauer and Charles F Goldie’s Māori portraits.
From this grounding in people and place the exhibition moves on to explore the complexities of love and hidden desire and the formalism of non-representational art.
Bringing together contemporary and historical artworks from Aotearoa New Zealand and afar, it invites kōrero (discussion) which offers multiple ways of looking, feeling and connecting. Romancing the Collection includes artwork by Wi Taepa, Anne Noble, Peter Robinson, Raukura Turei, Arnold Manaaki Wilson, John Kinder, Colin McCahon, Lisa Reihana, Hiria Anderson, Ralph Hotere, Alicia Frankovich, Shane Cotton, Michael Parekōwhai, Edith Amituanai, Selwyn Wilson, Jude Rae, Rebecca Swan, Ed Ruscha and others.
Spirited and playful, Romancing the Collection cleverly pairs historical pieces with contemporary art.
Entry is free.
Location Te wāhi
Auckland Art Gallery, Wellesley St E & Kitchener StPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
There is plenty of paid parking nearby or it’s a 15 min walk from Britomart station. There’s also a free tour in English tour every Tues, Weds, and Fridays at 1.30pm.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Recharge with a refreshing bite in the café or visit the shop for exquisite gifts crafted by local makers.