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Henry Moore & Barbara Hepworth remember Frances Hodgkins

Frances Hodgkins and William Hughes Field  Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington

Frances Hodgkins and William Hughes Field
Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington

In 1969 documentary-maker & producer Alwyn Owen commissioned an audio documentary in celebration of Frances Hodgkins' centenary. The documentary was produced by June Opie, who acted as questioner, and featured interviews with Hodgkins' friends and fellow artists, including Elsie Barling, Jane Saunders, Cedric Morris, Geoffrey Gorer & Ben Nicholson.

The audio below is an extract from the recording, featuring the recollections of sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Hear them remember her with extraordinary vividness and affection.



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Mary Kisler: On the Trail of Frances Hodgkins

Mary Kisler

Mary Kisler is Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, caring for a collection that begins in the 13th century and ends mid-20th century. Kisler is a well respected art historian with an enviable knowledge of and a fervent passion for Frances Hodgkins. 

Art with Mary Kisler is a semi-regular spot on Radio New Zealand's Saturday programme in which Kisler discusses a theme or subject within the realms of art. Past topics include 'The Egg in Art', Le Corbusier, Californian design, museum extensions and the reopening of the Christchurch Art Gallery.

In June 2015 Kisler discussed Hodgkins' journey across Europe and how the ever-changing landscapes she encountered influenced and directed her style. Listen below.