Extra Open Hours for the final day of A Garden of Earthly Delights

11 August 2019 2:00pm — 5:00pm

Hocken Gallery, first floor
Free entry, all welcome

A Garden of Earthly Delights

Haven’t had a chance to visit A Garden of Earthly Delights yet? We are open especially for you this Sunday afternoon. For those looking to view McCahon paintings over the weekend, see how many you can find throughout the three galleries!

Designed to encourage an imaginative exploration of the relationships between the objects A Garden of Earthly Delights celebrates 150 years of teaching, research, exploration, collecting and curiosity at the University of Otago, New Zealand’s first university. Curated by Robyn Notman, Head Curator, Pictorial Collections, with assistance from 2008 Frances Hodgkins Fellow and artist Heather Straka with the support of collection specialists at the Hocken and across the University.

This exhibition is an immersive and sensory exhibition combining collection items from the Hocken Collections and the University of Otago’s research collections. A Garden of Earthly Delights brings together works from the University of Otago Library’s Special Collections, the Embellishment Collection and the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship Trust Collection, together with objects from other University of Otago research collections in Archaeology, Botany, Geology, the Health Sciences Library and the W. D. Trotter Anatomy Museum. 

University Bulletin Article: www.otago.ac.nz/otagobulletin/news/otago710920.html

ODT article: www.odt.co.nz/entertainment/arts/exhibition-more-garden-adventure 


Pictured: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Associate Professor Patricia Cragg (left) and Hocken Librarian Sharon Dell at the opening of A Garden of Earthly Delights, on Friday 10 May 2019. Photo: Sharron Bennett.


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