Event Details


Step behind the canvas and delve into the vibrant world of art with an insightful ArtTalk led by curator Francis McWhannell.

Join us at The Suter Art Gallery as we unlock the secrets, stories, and inspirations woven into the brushstrokes of the Gathered Voices: Highlights from The Fletcher Trust Collection exhibition.

Through his expert lens, discover the hidden narratives and fascinating connections that bring these masterpieces to life. Gain insights into the curatorial process, the significance of each artwork, and the larger tapestry of New Zealand's cultural heritage that this exhibition celebrates.

About Francis McWhannell

Francis McWhannell is a writer, gallerist, and exhibition-maker. He holds a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau. Since October 2019, he has been curator of the Fletcher Trust Collection, a major private collection of Aotearoa art. In February 2022, he and Jade Townsend opened Season, a commercial gallery based in the centre of Tāmaki Makaurau. He has written essays for exhibitions at public and commercial galleries, and has contributed to a range of arts and culture magazines and websites, including Art Collector (Australia), Art News Aotearoa, The Spinoff, and the Pantograph Punch.


  • Gold coin donation appreciated


  • Sat 23 Sep


  • 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm


  • 208 Bridge Street
  • Whakatū Nelson