Frances Hodgkins Textile Designs on display

Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is Te Papa’s new, changing programme of art from the national collection and beyond – both on the floor and online.

Textile design by Frances Hodgkins, c. 1925, gouache on paper. Purchased 1998 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa.

The spring season features five completely new shows: Michael Stevenson’s This is the Trekka, Colin McCahon’s sweeping Walk (Series C), works by Petrus Van der Velden, landmark contemporary New Zealand jewellery, and textile designs by Frances Hodgkins. The latter are on display for the next three months, and are also the subject of an essay, Cubist Dreams and Wings like fire flies, by CTANZ member Claire Regnault for Te Papa’s online magazine Off the Wall.

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