• The Walters Prize

    The $50,000 Walters Prize, named after the late New Zealand artist Gordon Walters, is awarded for an outstanding work of contemporary New Zealand art produced and exhibited during the past two years. The biannual Walters Prize sets out to make contemporary art a more widely recognised and debated feature of our cultural life. Previous Prizes have been awarded to works by artists including Kate Newby, Dan Arps, Peter Robinson, Francis Upritchard, et al. and Yvonne Todd.

    Each artist whose work is shortlisted receives $5,000 in recognition of their achievement, thanks to major donor Dayle Mace. Their work is presented in the Walters Prize exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki 12 July – 12 October 2014.


    The four shortlisted artworks are:

    • All You Need Is Data-The DLD 2012 Conference REDUX, 2013, by Simon Denny: at Kunstverein Munich 19 January – 10 March 2013 and at Petzel Gallery, New York, 20 June – 27 July 2013
    • If you find the good oil let us know, 2012-2013, by Maddie Leach: at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and off-site 25 June 2012 – 14 February 2014
    • inthisholeonthisislandwhereiam, 2012, by Luke Willis Thompson: at Hopkinson Mossman (formerly Hopkinson Cundy) and off-site 14 – 31 March 2012
    • Mo’ui tukuhausia, 2012, by Kalisolaite ‘Uhila: from the exhibition ‘What do you mean, we?’ at Te Tuhi Center for the Arts, 3 March – 6 May 2012.


    Click here to watch a TV interview with Kalisolaite ‘Uhila.


    Includes Luke Willis Thompson and Kalisolaite ‘Uhila


    12 July – 12 October


    Auckland Art Gallery, cnr of Kitchener and Wellesley Sts, Auckland



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