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Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys


Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys is the culmination of a significant international project to bring 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.

Exhibition curator and Auckland Art Gallery Senior Curator, International Art, Mary Kisler says the exhibition is the result of almost a decade-long research project that saw her retracing Hodgkins’ extensive journeys throughout Europe.
 

‘Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys will allow visitors to see what Hodgkins saw, and to understand how place influenced the way she painted. We’ll also share Hodgkins’ artistic development over time, beginning as an avid and excited young artist through to her later life, when she created the best work of her career.
— Mary Kisler

DETAILS

Auckland Art Gallery | Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys | Saturday 4 May to Sunday 1 September 2019


— New Zealand residents $14
— New Zealand concessions $12
— Members and Members Guests FREE (with valid Members card)
— Children 12 & under FREE
— International adults (includes Gallery entry) $28
— International concessions (includes Gallery entry) $25

About the exhibition →


The Methodist Chapel c1936

Gouache, 50 x 65 cm


Jonathan Gooderham has loaned two works to the exhibition, The Methodist Chapel & Blue Barge. The works will also feature in the forthcoming publication Frances Hodgkins: A New Zealand Modernist by Jonathan Gooderham.