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Ikon Gallery

Collection | Ref # RC 2001/23 | Held by Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tamaki

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Ikon Gallery


Don Wood

Level of description:



2.2 linear metres

Reference number:

RC 2001/23


This archive consists of twelve boxes of Gallery records.
The Ikon gallery (originally named The Gallery) was opened on Symonds Street, Auckland, in 1960 by Don Wood and Frank Lowe, architecture students in their early twenties. It remained in business until 1965. As one of the few dealer galleries in Auckland at the time (the space in Argus House had formerly been occupied by Peter Webb's Gallery) it exhibited many leading New Zealand artists, such as Colin McCahon, Pat Hanly, and Don Binney. It was succeeded by Barry Lett Galleries.

Dates covered:

1960 - 1965

Archival history:

Accessioning of archive completed Jan 2015.

Access conditions:

Some material restricted. Ask librarian to check documentation for details. The archive donor would like to be contacted when researchers access the archive.

Finding aids:

Box lists

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