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 TÄmaki 12 July – 12 October 2014.
The four shortlisted artworks are:
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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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