|part of Paradiso by Imants Tiller 1994|
|Woven date palm feathers - Hou Angiangi by Maureen Lander|
|The old circular stair case|
|MMM - My Mu"umu"u Mamas by Ani O'Neill|
|This Spanish chest and the art dated from the 15th century|
|Sea Holly No. 1 c1949 by Eileen Mayo|
|Tree of Knowledge 1938 by Eileen Agar|
|Industry 1936 by John Weeks|
|MacKelvie Gallery Pilasters - rediscovered during Gallery redevelopment 2008-11, after being enclosed by building additions|
|Whangai 2 by Arnold Manaaki Wilson 1984|
Today we caught the train into the city and visited the Auckland Art Gallery. I last visited an exhibition here when I was 14, so this was something new for me too.
There were certainly lots of different paintings, photography and sculptures to look at. Certain types of artwork caused slight differences of opinion - which made for interesting listening. I did have to laugh though, as we entered the section with all the 15/16th century paintings complete with ornate frames, Mr J comments. "... some real art now" Mr J and I really liked the painting 'Industry', you could almost feel the heat coming off the painted molten metal. There was also an interactive section called Wavelength - here you see us striking poses for coloured shadows.
Mr J certainly wasn't as interested as Miss B, so I suspect there may be a mother/daughter excursion in the future for us.