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The Hocken Gallery hosts a dynamic series of exhibitions showcasing collections, artwork by Frances Hodgkins Fellows and travelling exhibits.

Current exhibition

W.H. Allen & the La Trobe effect

8 August - 23 October 2015

W.H. Allen was an English born artist who migrated to New Zealand in 1925 with compatriot R. N. Field to teach at the Dunedin School of Art. The pair were recruited by the New Zealand Education Department under Superintendent Sanderson La Trobe. After a stint as art master at the Nelson College, Allen returned to England in the late 1930s and consequently his reputation as a teacher and artist have previously been overlooked.

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Next exhibition

We Drove Here: Hocken explores motoring history

6 November 2015 - 6 February 2016

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Past exhibitions

2015 Programme

19 April - 25 July
Picture/Poem: the imagery of Cilla McQueen & Joanna Paul
14 February - 20 April
Patrick Lundberg: Draft Copy

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2014 Programme

7 November 2014 - 7 February 2015
Whakapono; Faith and Foundations
19 July - 25 October
Art Between the Covers: Artists & the Book
12 April - 12 July
Peeps of Life: Photographs of John Halliday Scott
15 February - 5 April
Zina Swanson: No Need for Water