Francis McWhannell Writer and exhibition-maker

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Auckland Postcard

I wrote the Auckland Postcard, a monthly round-up in Art News New Zealand, between 2016 and 2017. The following is a full list of issues including my writing and the key artists and curators mentioned:

Art News New Zealand 37, no. 3 (spring 2017): 58
Simon Ingram, Eddie Clemens, Ian Scott, Saskia Leek, Mokopōpaki, Jacob Terre, Yllwbro

Art News New Zealand 37, no. 2 (winter 2017): 54
Esther Ige, Sriwhana Spong, Imogen Taylor, Julia Waite, Anna Miles, Richard Stratton, Zac Langdon-Pole

Art News New Zealand 36, no. 4 (summer 2016): 54
Fu-On Chung, Ayesha Green, Jack Hadley, Li-Ming Hu, Dan Arps, Stella Corkery, Nicola Farquhar, Julian Hooper, Adrienne Vaughan, Cat Fooks, Brendon Leung, Nicole Patterson, Amber Wilson, Kristy Gorman, Emma Smith

Art News New Zealand 36, no. 3 (spring 2016): 54
Philippa Emery, Li-Ming Hu, Daphne Simons, Riff Raff, Eddie Clemens, Sarah Mohawk, Serene Timoteo, Te Marunui Hotene, Ayesha Green, Dylan Scott, Nicky Verdon, Matt Coldicutt, Joseph Griffen, Louisa Afoa, Janet Lilo, Jeena Shin, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy

Art News New Zealand 36, no. 2 (winter 2016): 56
Fiona Clark, Paul Johns, Teghan Burt, George Rump, Celia Hempton, Claudia Jowitt, Star Gossage, Solomon Enos, Alexis Neal, Dagmar Dyck

The Unmissables

I have contributed to the Unmissables, a monthly round-up on The Pantograph Punch, since July 2017. The following is a full list of editions including my writing and the exhibitions covered:

December 2019
Josephine Cachemaille, She’s a force, Sanderson Contemporary, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

November 2019
John Ward Knox, reys, Ivan Anthony, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

October 2019
Hanna Shim, Bone Like This, Whitespace, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

September 2019
Eemyun Kang, This Path Is Made by Walking, Trish Clark Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

August 2019
Hannah Valentine and Toss Woollaston, Something other, held in common, Bowerbank Ninow, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
Cat Fooks, Sprung from the soil, Anna Miles Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

July 2019
HĀTEPE, organised by Roman Mitch, Mokopōpaki, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
Marian Evans, Dianne Rereina Potaka-Wade, Penelope Sue, Ursula Christel, p.mule, Ronan Lee, Krystina Kaza, Julian Hooper, Cale Kaza, Finley Lazurek, Patrick Lundberg, Te Maari, Yonel Watene, Marcel Tautahi, Ngaroma Natalia, Tiffany Thornley, Richard Shortland Cooper

June 2019
WWJD:2, curated by Ema Tavola, Vunilagi Vou, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
Margaret Aull, Melissa Cole, Tanu Gago, Julia Mageʻau Gray, Leilani Kake, Andy Leleisiʻuao, Niutuiatua Lemalu, Sinia Malua, Molima Pihigia, Vea Mafileʻo, ʻAhotaʻeʻiloa Toetuʻu, Vaimaila Urale, Daniel Weetman

May 2019
Esther Leigh, Weight, Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

April 2019
Jan Albers, cuttingsOmEEdgEs, Fox Jensen McCrory, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

March 2019
Kushana Bush, Antique Electric, Ivan Anthony, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

February 2019
Saskia Leek, Paintings from Thick Air Method, Ivan Anthony, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

July 2018
Whitu, Masterworks Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
Mike Crawford, Stevei Houkamau, Roger Kelly, Te Rongo Kirkwood, Neke Moa, Aaron Scythe, Terence Turner, Keri-Mei Zagrobelna

June 2018
Georgina Watson and Alexander Laurie, aggrieved weaklings, Gus Fisher Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

April 2018
John Vea, “you kids should only experience this for a moment—don’t be here for life like me”, Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

March 2018
Heather McPherson and others, This Joyous, Chaotic Place: He Waiata Tangi-ā-Tahu, Mokopōpaki, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

February 2018
Sorawit Songsataya, Starling, Artspace Aotearoa, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

November 2017
Jeena Shin, Movement Image Time, Two Rooms, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

October 2017
PĀNiA! Marama Inc., Te Pou Wiini Atu: First Past the Post, Mokopōpaki, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

September 2017
The Asia-Pacific Centry: Part Two, Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

August 2017
Vita Cochran and Octavia Cook, Samplers and A Show of Eyes, Anna Miles Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

July 2017
Chris Corson-Scott, Dreaming in the Anthropocene, Trish Clark Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

What Next

I have thus far written one What Next profile for Art Collector:

Art Collector 89 (July to September 2019): 104–105
Ayesha Green, Elizabeth the First, Millers O’Brien, Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington

Francis McWhannell Writer and exhibition-maker

About

Francis McWhannell (b. 1985, Aotearoa New Zealand) is a writer and exhibition-maker based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. He is curator of the Fletcher Trust Collection, a major private collection of Aotearoa art founded in 1962.