May, 2019

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2019Sat04May10:00 am5:00 pmFrances Hodgkins European Journeys at Auckland Art GalleryExhibition of work by one of New Zealand’s most influential artists10:00 am - 5:00 pm Auckland Art Gallery, Wellesley St E, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Art,Culture,Exhibition,Museums and GalleriesWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

Event Details

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki presents Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys, a major exhibition of work by one of New Zealand’s most influential artists.

The exhibition which is FREE for children is open from 10am to 5pm daily until Sunday 1 September 2019.

Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys is the culmination of a significant international project that brings together artworks from New Zealand and around the globe to explore the artist’s place in 20th-century art. The exhibition traces Frances Hodgkins’ creative and peripatetic life through France, Morocco and Spain to her final days in England, examining the influence of location on her development as a modernist painter and the notion of travel and journeying as a source of artistic inspiration.

Born in Dunedin, Frances Hodgkins (1869–1947) left for Europe in 1901 and, by the late 1920s, had become an important figure within British Modernism, exhibiting with avant-garde artists such as Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. With a professional life that spanned almost six decades, the two World Wars, and periods of massive social and cultural change, Hodgkins caught the spirit of a new age. Today, she is celebrated as one of New Zealand’s most successful expatriate artists of the 20th century, and has an ongoing legacy in both Europe and this country.

The exhibition includes more than 150 artworks produced between 1901 and 1946: from early watercolour travel sketches of the French Riviera, Morocco and Venice, through to her first contact with modernism in Paris, and oil paintings from her later life in Britain.



Children 12 years & under FREE (All children 14 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.)
New Zealand residents $14
New Zealand concessions $12
Members (with valid Members card)
International adults (includes Gallery entry) $28
International concessions (includes Gallery entry) $25


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o TāmakiAuckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection numbering over 15000 works. The collection includes major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and contemporary art. PO Box 5449 Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142, Aotearoa, New Zealand.