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A Portrait of Frances Hodgkins

Come celebrate the life and work of artist Frances Hodgkins. Frances was born in Dunedin but most of her successful painting career was in the UK. The full flowering of her career was in the 1940s, when she was one of the leading modernist painters of her generation.

This special performance combines art, life,drama and music.

Curator Jodie Dalgleish will introduce Hodgkins’ work and her brilliant individuality responding to the art of the first part of the 20th century.

Then the Southern Sinfonia, with UK conductor Jessica Cottis, will play Anthony Ritchie’s orchestral commission, interwoven with a dramatic monologue written by NZ author Catherine Chidgey.

It’s not often that Wanaka hosts the power of a 30 strong orchestra – come and enjoy!