May, 2019

Sat18May10:00 am5:00 pmFrances Hodgkins: European Journeys at Auckland Art GalleryMore dates10:00 am - 5:00 pm Auckland Art Gallery, Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, AucklandType:Art,Culture,Exhibition,Museums and GalleriesWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys

When

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where

Auckland Art Gallery

Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland

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.

Price

Admission:

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

Organiser

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

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