Sense of Place

National Exhibition Register

  • She Sang Him a Crocodile
    Frank Hodgkinson She Sang Him a Crocodile, 1989
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    183 x 198
    Image Credit
    Courtesy the Frank Hodgkinson estate

About the exhibition

Frank Hodgkinson (1919-2001) was one of Australia's most prolific abstract painters and illustrators. This exhibition explores the artist's affiliation to Arnhem Land, its Indigenous cultures and rock art. It draws on paintings and illustrations produced in the 1980s and 1990s when Hodgkinson repeatedly travelled to the Top End where he often spent many weeks in Kakadu and Arnhem Land.

Hodgkinson was instrumental in setting up the annual Artists Camps together with the then director of Museums and Galleries of the Northern Territory, Dr Colin Jack Hinton-Jack, in which Hodgkinson and many of contemporaries would participate annually for over then years. As a result of his interest in tribal culture in Australia and New Guinea and the origins of humanity Hodgkinson created an extensive series of abstract paintings he called the "Beginnings series".

The exhibition features a selection of these which are at the centre of this exhibition. Part of the display are also selected original illustrations of his famous published diaries 'Kakadu and the Arnhemlanders' and 'Sepik Diary'.

Artists and Curator

Curator
JD Mittmann
Artists

Frank Hodgkinson

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
13/11/2017 - 30/06/2019
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
VIC
Organised by
Burrinja
Price
Contact to discuss
Web Site
http://www.frankhodgkinson.com/bio.html
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Digital Catalogue, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Invitations or Invitation Template, Labels
Other materials
rare of print books available for sale at gallery shops: Lou Klepac: Frank Hodgkinson (new copy) Frank Hodgkinson: Sepik Diary (new copy) Frank Hodgkinson: Penseri (new copy)
Primary contact
JD Mittmann
Position
Curator
Organisation
Burrinja
Phone
0397541509
E-mail
jdm@burrinja.org.au
Secondary contact
Ross Farnell
Phone
0397541509
E-mail
rossf@burrinja.org.au
Acknowledgement
The estate of Frank Hodgkinson