6 Jun 2021

Peter Ireland on Frances Hodgkins

From Standing Room Only, 12:30 pm on 6 June 2021

Paintings that are based on traditional embroidered samplers featuring quotes from the letters of New Zealand revered painter Frances Hodgkins feature in a new exhibition by Gisborne artist Peter Ireland. He's singled out quotes referring to the obstacles she faced as a working artist last century, then laboriously painted them to look like embroidered stitches over close up images of details from her original paintings. For example, her phrase 'life is full of knocks and blows' has a backdrop of a vase of lillies. Peter Ireland joins Lynn to discuss his obsession with Hodgkins.