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A Garden of Earthly Delights

A Garden of Earthly Delights
11 May 2019 to 11 Aug 2019
10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday
An immersive and sensory exhibition combining collection items from the Hocken Collections and the University of Otago’s research collections.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Multidisciplinary
Hocken Gallery
90 Anzac Ave, Dunedin 9016


Including: works from the University of Otago Library’s Special Collections, the Embellishment Collection and the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship Trust Collection, together with objects from other University of Otago research collections in Archaeology, Botany, Geology, the Health Sciences Library and the W. D. Trotter Anatomy Museum. Designed to encourage an imaginative exploration of the relationships between the objects ‘A Garden of Earthly Delights’ celebrates 150 years of teaching, research, exploration, collecting and curiosity at the University of Otago, New Zealand’s first university.

Curated by Robyn Notman, Head Curator, Pictorial Collections, with assistance from 2008 Frances Hodgkins Fellow and artist Heather Straka with the support of collection specialists at the Hocken and across the University.



Written by

Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena

28 May 2019

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