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Gordon Walters: New Vision

19 September 2017

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki have partnered to present Gordon Walters: New Vision, an exhibition of more than 150 artworks by Gordon Walters (1919–1995). The exhibition opens on Saturday 11 November at Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Two years in the making, and with unprecedented access to the private archives of the Walters Estate, this exhibition offers a unique opportunity to examine the breadth of more than fifty years of Walters’ practice.

A substantial publication, Gordon Walters: New Vision, is being co-published by Auckland Art Gallery and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery to mark the occasion of this exhibition. This definitive and sumptuous book presents colour plates of works in the exhibition alongside other key works and includes essays by the three curators of the exhibition – Lucy Hammonds (Dunedin Public Art Gallery), Julia Waite (Auckland Art Gallery) and Professor Laurence Simmons (University of Auckland) – and six leading New Zealand and international scholars (Deidre Brown, Peter Brunt, Rex Butler, A.D.S. Donaldson, Luke Smythe and Thomas Crow) that reflect upon and reconsider the relationship between Walters’ work and his key sources of inspiration and influences.

 

above: Gordon Walters Untitled, 1955 (detail). Gouache and pencil on paper. Private Collection, Auckland

Gordon Walters: New Vision is a partnership project between the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki with support from the Walters estate.

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