Join art writer and curator Francis McWhannell as he takes you on a guided tour of his selection of dealer galleries around Karangahape Road and Arch Hill. In 1.5 hours you will visit four contemporary art galleries, where Francis will share background stories on popular and upcoming New Zealand artists, explain more about the relationship between artists and dealer galleries and personally introduce you to gallerists.
Every tour has a different route, so pick your favourite or sign up for more than one.
Sat 9 Mar—K Road 1: Michael Lett Gallery, Ivan Anthony Gallery, Bowerbank Ninow, Anna Miles Gallery (Meet at Michael Lett Gallery, 312B Karangahape Rd, at 11.30am)
Thu 21 Mar—K Road 2*: Melanie Roger Gallery, Mokopōpaki Gallery, Starkwhite, Tim Melville Gallery (Meet at Melanie Roger Gallery, 444 Karangahape Rd, at 11.30am)
Sat 6 April—Arch Hill: OREXART, Two Rooms, Fox Jensen McCrory, Whitespace (Meet at OREXART, 15 Putiki St, at 11.30am)
Need to know
- Price is per tour
- The non-Members price includes a one-year Membership with Auckland Art Gallery.
- If you are a Gallery Member with a valid guest pass, you can bring a friend for the Members price.
- You need to be able to stand/walk for 1.5 hours to participate in this tour
* All galleries in the tour on 21 March are accessible by wheelchair. Do note that Tim Melville Gallery is down a hill.
About Francis McWhannell
Francis McWhannell is a freelance writer and curator with a particular interest in New Zealand painting. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Museums and Cultural Heritage from the University of Auckland, where he is currently completing a Masters in Art History. He has written for various arts and culture magazines and websites, including Art Collector (Australia), Art News New Zealand, HOME, The Pantograph Punch, Runway Conversations (Australia), and The Spinoff. Francis is an experienced guide, having led tours in connection with Artweek Auckland and Auckland Art Fair, as well as independently.