TALK TWO: Back to the Future

Friday 3 May, 3pm

Are we consumed by the present? Does the past matter? How do we ensure that artists are supported to the end of their careers and beyond? Is art history failing us or are we failing art history? Christina Barton puts these and other questions to Nathan Pohio, Andrew Thomas, Marie Shannon and Francis McWhannell.

Christina Barton has been director of the Adam Art Gallery since 2007. She teaches art history, writes and curates. She has worked with and written about a wide range of New Zealand and international artists over many years.

Nathan Pohio (Waitaha, Kati Mamoe, Kai Tahu) is an artist working in video and other photo media. He also works as a curator at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. In both roles he brings tangata whenua/iwi perspectives to history to reflect on contemporary Māori society.

Andrew Thomas is a director of Michael Lett, a leading dealer gallery in Auckland.

Marie Shannon is an artist who uses photography to reflect on her domestic and artistic life. Though exhibiting since the 1980s she had her first survey show in 2018. She also manages the estate of Julian Dashper, her partner of many years.

Francis McWhannell is an independent art writer and curator currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

TALKS PROGRAMME: The Future of Art

  • A series of three panel discussions devised by Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi director Christina Barton for the 2019 Auckland Art Fair presented in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington.


  • Free with entry to AAF


  • Fri 03 May


  • 3:00 pm

Auckland Art Fair 2019

  • The Cloud
  • Queen's Wharf, 89 Quay Street
  • Auckland 1010