David Hockney: Prints

Sat 5th October, 2019 – Sun 1st December, 2019
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington, VIC 3931
Price: $4 adults / $2 concession
Melbourne’s only chance to see 80 iconic pop-y prints by the acclaimed British artist.

David Hockney is one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century and an important contributor to the ’60s pop-art movement. His innovative, often subversive experiments with printmaking are among his most recognisable works.

A major travelling exhibition will touch down at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in October – exclusive to Victoria. David Hockney: Prints 1961–2015, built from the National Gallery of Australia’s extensive collection, features 80 classic Hockney prints, dating from 1961 to the present day.

The exhibition explores the ways the artist has challenged the medium in terms of style, subject matter, technique and scale. Hockney often used his early practice to explore his sexuality, deploying gay iconography and sometimes including romantic partners in his portraits. Even at 81 his works continue to play with portraiture and the depiction of landscapes and seasons, as well as mediums, including new technologies such as iPhones and iPads.

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