In connection with the exhibition Frances Hodgkins, from Dunedin to Waikanae, Mahara Gallery are offering a special study day on Sunday 19 May, from 1 pm – 5 pm at the Waikanae Community Centre, Utauta Street, Waikanae.

Expert speakers will include Professor Charlotte MacDonald, Professor of History at Victoria University of Wellington, Elizabeth Eastmond, former lecturer in Art History at the University of Auckland and Victoria Robson, former curator of International Art at Te Papa.

Charlotte Macdonald, who has written extensively on women and gender, especially 19th New Zealand, will explore Dreams of the New Zealand born generation: lives in the late 19th century muddy colonial alleys.

Elizabeth Eastmond, who has curated exhibitions and published widely on Frances Hodgkins and other New Zealand women artists, will explain the intriguing You will find the slipper if you hunt for it. Frances Hodgkins, shoes and the self.

Victoria Robson, now an independent researcher and curator, will discuss Frances Hodgkins’ place in New Zealand art.

The event is being supported by the Deane Endowment Trust and Creative Communities Kāpiti. Entry on the day is by folding koha. The Gallery will be open from 11 am for attendees to view the exhibition.

To register or for more information please contact Mahara Gallery at info@maharagallery.org.nz or phone 04 902 6242, www.maharagallery.org.nz