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Regular tours at the Hocken

Behind the scenes tours

Every Thursday at 11am (tours are 50 minutes)

Join one of our friendly guides and learn about the Hocken. Check out the amazing materials in our archives, ephemera, maps, music/AV, photographs, pictures and published collections. Bookings not required. Limit of 10 people per tour. Tour starts at Hocken reception.

Current exhibitions

Splash Club | Emily Hartley-Skudder

Saturday 9 March-Saturday 18 May 2024

In Splash Club, Emily Hartley-Skudder works across installation, readymade sculpture, and painting to set the stage for an exhibition that both celebrates and critiques cleanliness and beauty rituals in camp luxury. Unveiling her clamshell-themed stockpile, she offers up a playful femme antidote to relic-like Gentlemen’s Clubs.

Emily Hartley-Skudder (b. 1988 Tāmaki Makaurau, Pākehā) graduated from Ilam School of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) in 2012. She has exhibited widely in Aotearoa and participated in shows in New York, Australia, Japan, and China. Recent exhibitions include Rinse & Repeat, Jhana Millers Gallery (2023); Wendy's Cigarette with Heather Straka, Jonathan Smart Gallery (2023); New Old Stock, Window Gallery (2021); Petting Aggression, The Dowse Art Museum (2020); Additions + Alterations, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2020); and We're Not Too Big to Care, Gus Fisher Gallery (2019). Her work is held in a number of public collections, including those of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū and Wellington City Council Me Heke Ki Pōneke. In 2023, Emily was the Frances Hodgkins Fellow and Molly Morpeth Canaday Major Award Winner. She is represented by Jhana Millers Gallery, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, and Jonathan Smart Gallery, Ōtautahi.

The Frances Hodgkins Fellowship was established by the University of Otago Council in 1962 to aid and encourage artists, while at the same time associating them with the life of the University and fostering an interest in the Arts within the University. Named after Frances Hodgkins, one of New Zealand's most distinguished painters and also Dunedin-born, the annual 12-month fellowship provides a studio/office space and not less than the minimum salary of a full-time university lecturer.

'Splash Club' runs Saturday 9 March-Saturday 18 May 2024 Hocken Gallery open hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Image: courtesy of the artist

Visitors observing painting in gallery

The Hocken Collections and Gallery are open to all researchers and exhibition visitors:

Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm
Sunday–Monday, Closed

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