Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.
Frank Hodgkinson: Sense of Place
— Sunday 10th September 2017
Curated by JD Mittman, this survey exhibition of paintings, sketches and diary material explores the artist's immersion in the landscapes and cultures of Spain, New Guines and Arnhem Land.
9 September - 5 November, 2017
Opening Sunday 10 September, 4:30pm for 5pm
Followed by a special dinner at the Skylark Room, 6:30pm for 7pm. $60 pp - Book before Friday 8 September, 8288 2772 or theskylarkroom.com/upcoming-gigs
Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Drive
phone: 9754 8723
Open: 10:30am - 4pm Tuesday through Saturday
For more information visit burrinja.org.au
Excerpts from JD Mittman's exhibition essay:
Lou Klepac art historian, author and publisher praised Frank Hodgkinson “not only one of the finest Australian abstract painters, but equally a marvellous draughtsman, an exceptional etcher and a most interesting and talented writer”. Dr Colin Jack-Hinton, Emeritus and Foundation Director of Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, as it was known then, called him in the introduction to the Hodgkinson monograph published by Beagle Press in 1994 a “prodigious artist of great distinction”.
He was very much an ‘Australian artist’, despite spending many formative years abroad. Driven by an interest to explore where and how art is developing, throughout his entire career he sought to paint, in his own words, “purposefully, not to the whims of fashion.”1 Hodgkinson strove to establish from his own “point of view a relationship with this country and the world at large,” displaying a remarkable sense of place and a uniquely Australian character.