...As Others See Us

The Southland Art Foundation is delighted to announce that “...as others see us”, our exhibition celebrating 18 years of the William Hodges Fellowship will take place at the Invercargill Public Art Gallery from September 1st until October 7th 2017.

The William Hodges Fellowship artist-in-residence programme has given Southlanders an immensely important connection with leading New Zealand artists and their interpretation of our Southern lifestyle and environs – past, present and future. It attracts significant New Zealand artists to Southland and, in turn, gives them a valued opportunity to respond to our environment while living and working in our Community.

Former William Hodges Fellows Janet de Wagt, Cilla McQueen, Jo Ogier, Robyn Belton and Jo Torr will attend our public opening at IPAG from 5-7pm on September 1st, and will speak about the Fellowship and how the opportunity to spend time in our Community contributed to their artistic practice and development.

Wayne Marriott, who in his capacity as Art Gallery Manager at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery was key to the establishment of the Fellowship will attend the event on behalf of Creative New Zealand, demonstrating their support for this Fellowship as a key part of the Southland Arts scene.

Other William Hodges Fellows have included well-known New Zealand artists such as Ans Westra, Mark Braunias, Regan Gentry, Deborah Barton, Heather Straka and many more.

The Fellowship, which is a partnership between the Southland Art Foundation, Southland Institute of Technology and Southland Museum and Art Gallery, was initiated in 1996 and was re-named the William Hodges Fellowship in 1999.

Many of the artists lived and worked in Burwell House, but more recently they have been accommodated at Yule House and provided with studio space at SIT. Interaction with the Southland community in general, and the SIT students in particular, is a key aspect of the Fellowship, as is the mounting of an Exhibition at Southland Museum and Art Gallery and the gifting of works to the Foundation.

This Exhibition showcases a selection of works from the Foundation’s collection, and demonstrates the wide-ranging interpretations of Southland expressed by the artists during their time here. 


VENUE Invercargill Public Art Gallery 5 Don Street Invercargill
EXHIBITION HOURS Tues - Fri: 10am - 5pm | Sat: 12 noon - 3:30pm