20 Aug 2015

Newly restored Frances Hodgkins work to be exhibited

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:17 pm on 20 August 2015

For 56 years, a painting by New Zealand artist Frances Hodgkins has been kept behind closed doors - seriously deteriorated, with flaking paint, it was too damaged to exhibit.

Art conservationists and scientists have combined forces to restore the painting using state-of-the-art technology and now this weekend, it will see the light of day again as part of an exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery.

Jesse Mulligan talks to the gallery's Principal Conservator Sarah Hillary.

Images courtesy of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Genevieve Silvester.

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