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

Current exhibitions

Artists and Letters, Pictures and Words

Saturday 22 June-Saturday 31 August 2024

Discussions for this exhibition began in 2017 when Ron O’Reilly’s family offered to donate his correspondence with artists and associated exhibition catalogues, photographs and documents to the Hocken Collections Te Uare Taoka o Hākena. That collection contains letters dating from the 1940s to the early 1980s, primarily from artists Colin McCahon and Toss Woollaston, along with a handful from other artists and cultural identities including Charles Brasch and Rodney Kennedy. This illuminating material joins significant existing collections of art and archives at the Hocken, including the Colin and Anne McCahon papers and over 200 artworks by Colin McCahon.

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Tuesday–Saturday 10am–3pm, Hocken Foyer, all visitors welcome

Past exhibitions

9 March 2024 –
18 May 2024
Splash Club | Emily Hartley-Skudder
18 November 2023 –
13 January 2024
Collection Work: recent additions to the Hocken Collections
12 August 2023 –
21 October 2023
Fortune | Bev Moon
18 March 2023 –
25 July 2023
Nirun | Sorawit Songsataya
5 November 2022 –
26 February 2023
Joe L'Estrange Painter
4 December 2021 –
19 March 2022
Kaleidoscope World: Forty Years of Flying Nun
16 August –
30 October 2021
Pōkai Whenua, Pōkai Moana | Bridget Reweti
29 May –
17 July 2021
15 August 2020 –
1 May 2021
Colin McCahon: A Constant Flow of Light
1 February -
13 June 2020
Sapphic Fragments | Imogen Taylor


Hocken Gallery (first floor) open:

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

Exhibition catalogues

The Hocken elsewhere on the web


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