David Hockney: Prints 1961–2015
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, David Hockney: Prints 1961–2015, built from the National Gallery of Australia’s extensive collection, features 80 classic Hockney prints, dating from the 1961 to the present day.
Hazelhurst Arts Centre in Gymea is hosting the exhibition, which 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.