Last days of Frizzell's Artist's Proof

We're into the final weeks of Artist’s Proof, the immensely popular exhibition of iconic prints by Dick Frizzell.  The display of works, all gifted to the Hawke’s Bay Museum Trust colllection by the artist, opened in March last year. It was initially schuduled to run until September 2015, however the popularity of the show led to a decision to extend the exhibition through the summer season until after the Art Deco Festival.

Frizzell’s work is well recognised and widely appealing. “It’sbeen a very popular exhibition with both locals and visitors” says MTG Director Laura Vodanovich, adding the exhibition is drawn almost entirely from the museum’s own collection, “So deciding to extend it through summer was quite straightforward” she says. 

And the show may not be over yet with MTG fielding enquiries to tour Artist’s Proof to other institutions.  “That’s certainly something we’re interested in considering”.

Artist Proof closes on 28 February to make way for I am, We are an exhibition of works from the private collection of New Zealand artist Nigel Brown, which will open at MTG on 12 March.

10 October 2016

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