David Hockney prints come to Mornington Peninsula

5 October – 1 December 2019

A collection of David Hockney prints drawn from the National Gallery of Australia’s extensive collection will make the Mornington Peninsula Gallery its exclusive Victorian home from 5 October-December 1.

David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century and an essential contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s.

This exhibition highlights his talents as one of the greatest printmakers of our time – a thrilling insight into the mind of an iconic artist still searching for new ways of seeing.

David Hockney: Prints features over 80 works from 1961 to the present day, including prints developed using lithography and etching, photocopiers and fax machines, and more recently, iPhones and iPads.

“Art is often about influence, and it is an absolute privilege to exhibit at the MPRG the prints of one of the greatest influencers of the 20th century, David Hockney,” Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery director Jane Alexander.

A truly international artist who moved to Los Angeles in 1964 and during his lifetime exhibited widely in the USA, UK and Europe, David Hockney has always demonstrated a profound visual curiosity and desire to surprise, shock and entertain.

Visitors can explore David Hockney and printmaking further through curator floor talks, a printmaking workshop, kids’ programs and a special talk on Friday 22 November, 5-6.30pm with John Hockney, David Hockney’s brother, who has written a revealing book about the Hockney clan to be released in Australia in March 2020: The Hockneys: Never Worry What the Neighbours Think.

Visit mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au to find out more about exhibitions and programs.

David Hockney
Afternoon Swimming 1980 
lithograph, edition of 55
© David Hockney / Tyler Graphics Ltd.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1980
Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

David Hockney: Prints
Mornington Peninsula Gallery
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington
Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm  
Entry: $4 adults / $2 concession
More information: 5950 1580 or mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au