Presented by: Tauranga Art Gallery
The 2020 speaker for the Claudia Jarman Memorial Lecture is Francis McWhannell, a writer and exhibition-maker from Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.
Francis holds a Master of Arts (First Class Honours) in Art History from the University of Auckland. He is co-author of two books on historical photography and has contributed to various arts and culture magazines and websites, including Art Collector (Australia), Art New Zealand, and The Pantograph Punch, where he was Visual Arts Editor from 2016 to 2017. Since 2019, he has been curator of the Fletcher Trust Collection, a major private collection of Aotearoa art founded in 1962. He was recently appointed curatorial adviser to the dealer gallery Visions.
Francis’s talk will consider some of the ways in which Aotearoa art is presented and discussed, asking what we do well and what we might do better.