Author
Francis McWhannell

Francis is a freelance writer and curator. He has contributed to a variety of arts and culture magazines and websites, including Art News New ZealandHOME, CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa, Runway Conversations, and The Spinoff.

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Latest Articles:
Re-evaluating Values: An Open Letter to Creative New Zealand Regarding Exhibition Attendants at the Biennale Arte
Read Time: 11 mins
Francis McWhannell on the underpaid opportunity of...
Art
Re-evaluating Values: An Open Letter to Creative New Zealand Regarding Exhibition Attendants at the Biennale Arte
By Francis McWhannell
A Gentle Communion: Considering 'Sleeping Arrangements'
Read Time: 22 mins
In an exhibition that pivots around so tender a subject...
Art
A Gentle Communion: Considering 'Sleeping Arrangements'
By Francis McWhannell
A Competition of Ideals: A Review of Simon Denny's 'The Founder's Paradox'
Read Time: 30 mins
Francis McWhannell asks whether the real Simon Denny...
Art
A Competition of Ideals: A Review of Simon Denny's 'The Founder's Paradox'
By Francis McWhannell
Tiny Rash Acts: The Watercolours of Amber Wilson
Read Time: 12 mins
Watercolour often calls to mind stale landscapes....
Art
Tiny Rash Acts: The Watercolours of Amber Wilson
By Francis McWhannell
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
Read Time: 29 mins
Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
By Francis McWhannell
The Fragility of Mystery: Exploring 'Yang Fudong: Filmscapes'
Read Time: 18 mins
Francis McWhannell explores 'Yang Fudong: Filmscapes...
Art
The Fragility of Mystery: Exploring 'Yang Fudong: Filmscapes'
By Francis McWhannell
It’s in the Bag: A Review of 'All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever'
Read Time: 12 mins
Francis McWhannell with a two-part review of Playground...
Theatre
It’s in the Bag: A Review of 'All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever'
By Francis McWhannell
Some Smoke, But Not Much Fire: A Review of 'Inside Outside Upside Down'
Read Time: 11 mins
Despite its superstar line-up, 'Inside Outside Upside...
Art
Some Smoke, But Not Much Fire: A Review of 'Inside Outside Upside Down'
By Francis McWhannell