Gathered Voices

Highlights from the Fletcher Trust Collection

Developed in collaboration with the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Fletcher Trust Collection

2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the Fletcher Trust Collection. Perhaps best known for landscapes and works of abstraction, the collection has long featured important figure-based pictures as well.

Gathered Voices: Highlights from the Fletcher Trust Collection presents a selection of such pictures—pieces of national significance that tell rich and varied stories about this place and those who call it home.

The show ran from Thursday 15 September to Sunday 11 December 2022 at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata. A tour is planned for 2023 and 2024.

The installation views on this page are by Jess O’Brien. The videos were written and are narrated by curator Francis McWhannell. Videography is by Tim Wagg. Sound is by Ewan Collins.

GOLDIE, Charles Frederick;

Kapi Kapi or Ahinata Te Rangitautini

1909, 190 x 140mm, Oil on board

ANGAS, George French;

E Rangi and E Tohi, Girls of Port Nicholson, with Kiko, an Old Woman of Tiakiwai

c.1844, 190 x 230mm, Watercolour on paper

GILFILLAN, John Alexander;

Portrait of the Artist’s Son, John Gordon Gilfillan

1844, 235 x 190mm, Watercolour on paper

OLIVER, Richard Aldworth;

Te Rangihaeata, Chief of Ngāti Toa

c.1850, 470 x 325mm, Watercolour on paper

KARAKA, Emily;

Moe Mai Rā, Tohorā

2021, 1830 x 1830mm, Acrylic, oil and oil pastel on canvas



2019, 900 x 1200mm, Oil and acrylic on canvas


Hand of Fate

1979, 900 x 1200mm, Oil on canvas on board


Kia Tau, Ake Tonu

2013, 985 x 1185mm, Oil and earth pigments on canvas



1971, 590 x 590mm, Oil on board

GREEN, Ayesha;

Mum (May 1985)

2020, 1690 x 1390mm, Acrylic on canvas

SMITHER, Michael;

Interior with Child Under Blanket

1971, 620 x 710mm, Oil on board

FAHEY, Jacqueline;

In My Studio

2021, 1065 x 605mm, Oil on canvas


Bush House

1966, 1730 x 1570mm, Acrylic on canvas

ANGUS, Rita;

Dona Nobis Pacem (Vaughan Williams)

1944, 785 x 685mm, Oil on canvas


The Scientist

1951, 555 x 430mm, Oil tempera on board

WHITE, A. Lois;


c.1960, 600 x 750mm, Oil on canvas on board

TAYLOR, Imogen;

Limb Report

2022, 1500 x 2000mm, Acrylic on hessian



1970, 1012 x 710mm, Oil on hessian on board

The Fletcher Trust Collection is one of the largest curated private collections of Aotearoa art. The Trust makes works available online as well as via exhibitions initiated by public art institutions and by the Trust itself.

The Fletcher Trust
Private Bag 92114
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

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