Gordon Walters: New Vision wins the 2019 ServiceIQ NZ Museum Award for Exhibition Arts Excellence
23 May 2019
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Auckland Art Gallery have jointly won the 2019 ServiceIQ NZ Museum Award for Exhibition Arts Excellence for the exhibition Gordon Walters: New Vision.
The exhibition is a partnership project between the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki with support from the Walters Estate that opened at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery on 10 November 2017 and is currently touring Aotearoa New Zealand.
Gordon Walters (1919–1995) is one of New Zealand’s most significant modernist artists. For more than five decades, he explored the abstract potential of a limited range of forms, developing a visual language of great focus and refinement. Remembered especially for his Koru or Pītau series, Gordon Walters’s explorations into modernist abstract painting are invested with a distinctly South Pacific energy.
This comprehensive survey exhibition features major works from many public and private collections throughout Aotearoa and is accompanied by a scholarly and attractive publication of the same name.
Gordon Walters: New Vision was curated by Lucy Hammonds (Dunedin Public Art Gallery), Laurence Simmons (University of Auckland) and Julia Waite (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki).