David Hockney: Words & Pictures exhibition

David Hockney: Words & Pictures exhibition
30 June 2017 - 17 September 2017
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Tweed Regional Gallery’s first international touring exhibition, David Hockney: Words & Pictures, will begin on Friday 30 June, featuring works by one of the most influential living artists.

David Hockey has been described as “arguably Britain’s greatest living painter” and in 2011 was voted by his peers as the most influential British artist of all time.

Drawn from the British Council’s collection and direct from London, the inspiring exhibition will present four major suites of the artist’s prints, produced between 1961 and 1977. United by their reference to historical works of literature and art, the prints were produced during the first two decades of Hockney’s career when he established himself as a pioneer of the British Pop art movement. Collectively they offer insight to Hockney’s beginnings and evolution as an artist.

The international collection will be supplemented by outstanding original Hockney etchings, lithographs and photocollages, including colourful portraits of the artist’s mother and a self-portrait, kindly loaned to the Gallery by the artist’s Australian-based brother, John Hockney.

David Hockney: Words & Pictures will only appear at two venues in Australia, Tweed Regional Gallery and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, which are partnering for the touring exhibition.

This unprecedented display at Tweed Regional Gallery will be a ticketed exhibition, with admission prices kept affordable so the exhibition can be accessible for community members. Individual and family tickets may be purchased at the Gallery on the day of visiting. School and bus groups must arrange and pay for their visit in advance by email to: galleryeducation@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults, with concession and family options available.

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
2 Mistral Road
South Murwillumbah

Contact: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre on 02 6670 2790

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