Finding Frances Hodgkins Travelogue


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Curator Mary Kisler will give an exciting, personal talk about her engaging new book, Finding Frances Hodgkins. Part travelogue, part detective hunt, this vivid book details Mary’s trips to Europe in the steps of Hodgkins. If you purchase a book on the night you can get it signed by Mary after the talk.

Senior Curator, International Art at Auckland Art Gallery, Mary Kisler’s engaging new book Finding Frances Hodgkins, published to accompany exhibition Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys which opens on 4 May, is part travelogue, part art-detective. It details Mary’s several trips to Europe on the hunt for Hodgkins’ works and for precise information on where and why she painted them. Richly illustrated, steeped in scholarship and brimming with Mary’s admiration for Hodgkins and all she endured and achieved, this vivid book is a marvellous Hodgkins’ companion. Published by Massey University Press and on sale from May 4.

‘For Frances Hodgkins, travel became an essential tool in developing her own forms of modernism', says Mary Kisler. ‘She was prepared to put up with a peripatetic lifestyle in exchange for adventure, inspiration, and the challenges of becoming a part, if only briefly, of new communities, with the farmers and fisher people around the shores of the Mediterranean, or the fellow artists, writers, students and friends who shared parts of her journeys.'

Image credit: 
Frances Hodgkins, Berries and Laurel, circa 1930. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the William James Jobson Trust, 1982.


Doors open 5.45pm

$5 Members and Members guests*, $10 non-Members, *In combination with a valid guest pass only
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