Last weekend we paid a visit to the Auckland Art Gallery to view Space to Dream: Recent Art From South America - which we highly recommend. Among the Gallery's other intriguing collections is an exhibition dedicated to the "forgotten" still-lifes of Frances Hodgkins.
The exhibition includes oils, watercolours, gouaches and drawings, predominantly of flowers and pottery. Also on display are several photographs of the artist as well as paints and painting utensils. A point of interest is the "texture wall" which allows you to touch a range of surfaces which demonstrate the different techniques, treatments and finishes Hodgkins applied to her paintings.
The exhibition runs until the end of the month so do not miss your chance to view this excellent collection.
Auckland Art Gallery | Frances Hodgkins: Forgotten Still Life | Closes Sunday 31 July 2016
Learn about the working practices of one of New Zealand's most influential artists, Frances Hodgkins, in this revealing exhibition focusing on her unique and adept approach to still-life painting.
Still life: Anemones and Hyacinths c1925
Oil on canvas, 60.9 x 50.8 cm
At the exhibition's centre is 'Still Life: Anemones and Hyacinths c1925', which was last shown in 1959 and has recently undergone extensive restoration. Read more about this conservation project in the New Zealand Herald.