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Floortalk - Frances Hodgkins, from Dunedin to Waikanae

When:

Wed 1 May 2019, 11:00am–12:00am

Where: Mahara Gallery, 20 Mahara Place, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Pamela Gerrish Nunn will give a curator’s talk to the public on Wednesday 1 May at 11am at the gallery.

Join us at the Gallery as we mark a special event – the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frances Hodgkins, New Zealand’s most celebrated expatriate artist.

She’s very important to the Gallery. Twenty-four of her works are included in the Field Collection which will come to the Gallery once it is upgraded to museum standard. The gallery will become the lower North Island centre of the Hodgkins legacy in a 21st century gallery with local resonance but national significance.

Despite being born in Dunedin on 28 April 1869, she is also a local. Her sister Isabel settled in Waikanae and Frances’ ashes are interred in the family plot in Waikanae cemetery.

We will celebrate the anniversary with an exhibition, Frances Hodgkins, from Dunedin to Waikanae, which focuses on little-seen works drawn from private lenders and public collections. The curator is Dr Pamela Gerrish-Nunn, a specialist in Hodgkins’ work.