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Louise Menzies: In an orange my mother was eating

In an orange my mother was eating,
16 Feb 2019 to 30 Mar 2019
9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday
2018 Frances Hodgkins Fellowship exhibition
Event type: 
Art
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Hocken Gallery
Address: 
90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin
Region: 
Otago

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2018 Frances Hodgkins Fellow Louise Menzies is interested in things as they are in the world. In this exhibition, her delicate appreciation for what already exists has materialised as a series of distinct works made during her year-long Fellowship and subsequent engagement with the Hocken Collections.

The playful exhibition title, In an orange my mother was eating, forms the opening line of “Where was I born?” a poem published by Joanna Margaret Paul in 1981. As two children recount to Paul where they might have come from (in a mirror; hot fire; in the cake tin; in the earth; in my bones), we are reminded of all the objects—and images of objects—around us that form our unique experiences of life.

About the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship

The Frances Hodgkins Fellowship was established by the University of Otago Council in 1962, largely through the efforts of Dunedin philanthropists that contributed funding to support the Fellowship. The Fellowship was intended to ‘encourage artists in the practice and advancement of their art’ by providing them with a studio and a year’s stipend, to aid and encourage painters, sculptors and multi-media artists, while at the same time associating them with the life of the University and fostering an interest in the Arts within the University. It was named after Dunedin-born Frances Hodgkins, one of New Zealand's most distinguished painters.

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Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena

13 Feb 2019

Open to the public |  Free admission Nau Mai, Haere Mai