November exhibitions at the Auckland Art Gallery were very interesting and especially rewarding was The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand which includes over 120 portraits by this artist. They are stunning, interesting – a significant exhibition of portraits which seen alongside photographs show how realistic the artworks portray significant people in New Zealand’s history. Of interest is the multiple portraits of Heeni Hirini and child [previously known as Ana Rupene and child] which the artist produced during his lifetime. This exhibition remains on view til 19th February 2017.
On level 1 of the Gallery was Game Changers: International Modernism which I enjoyed with artworks of impressionism and the Cubists.
Another Ground Level exhibition was To All New Arrivals which shows themes of voyaging, migration and arrival from the beginning of New Zealand’s art history.
All these wonderful artworks are free entry so a great way to spend a morning in Auckland.