Frances Hodgkins People


Pamela Gerrish Nunn


Frances Hodgkins


New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Start date: 

16 November 2017

End date: 

14 February 2018

Hours of admission: 

10.30 - 4.30 daily

Cost of admission: 


Frances Hodgkins People

The significance of the human figure and face in the work of painter Frances Hodgkins’ (1869-1947) is under the spotlight in a large-scale exhibition comprising early small sketches of family members, large figure studies and formal portraits. Spanning 50 years of Hodgkins’ life, the exhibition is curated by art historian and 19th century specialist in women artists Dr Pamela Gerrish Nunn and includes works from private and public collections.  Highlights include classical images of unknown Māori women and girls from the 1900s and the modernist oil on canvas Double Portrait no2 (Katharine and Anthony West) 1937 from the collection of Te Papa.

Listen to the discussion about Frances Hodgkins and the exhibition on RNZ Standing Room Only here: