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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India

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  • Mackelvie Society Members: Free ($0.00)
  • Gallery Members: Free ($0.00)
  • Foundation members: Free ($0.00)
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  • Tue 8 Jun 2021, 6:00pm–7:00pm



In advance of an exhibition on the history and meanings of colour (2022), Senior Curator of International Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Dr Sophie Matthiesson explores exuberant paintings of British painter Howard Hodgkin through his relationship to India and its artistic traditions.

This event is part of the Mackelvie Society Lecture Series 2021. Four lectures are hosted online via Zoom, one is onsite in the Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium, and all are free to members of the Gallery and the Mackelvie Society.

As tickets are limited, all attendees must register for this on-site event. Tickets will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis. If you can no longer attend, please get in touch at and we will release your ticket.

About the speaker:
Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson has more than 20 years’ experience as a curator and educator in England and Australia including Curator of International Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2007-2019). In her role at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Sophie develops and manages the Gallery’s historical and modern international collection, including the Mackelvie collection.

About The Mackelvie Society:
In 1885 the collection of James Mackelvie was bequeathed to the people of Auckland and the Mackelvie Trust was established to maintain this legacy. Today collection is shared between Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira and Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections. The Mackelvie Society is the philanthropic support branch of the Mackelvie Trust and by joining, you ensure the future growth and enhancement of the collection.

If you’re interested in joining the society, email for more information.

Image credit:
Howard Hodgkin, Paris, 2010-2016. Oil on wood, 1416 x 1778 mm. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from Mark Schdroski and Edmond Chin.

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