The Collection Te Kohinga presents Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s rich and diverse art holdings, providing a frame through which we can view and understand the past while looking forward to imagine the future. With illustrations of more than 220 important and beloved New Zealand and international artworks in the Gallery’s permanent and loan collections, this beautifully compact jewel box of a book includes a detailed history of how the collection, numbering some 17,000 works, was built. The introductory essay, by curator and art historian Julia Waite, shows how turning points in the Gallery’s history reflect New Zealand’s cultural and political shifts over the past 135 years and demonstrates the power art has to speak cross-culturally.
Connecting Aotearoa with the world, the artworks illustrated in this book convey the breadth and depth of the collection in a journey back through time and across place.
18 x 22 x 3.5cm
hardback with dustjacket
published November 2022