The Gallery is delighted that Gordon Walters: New Vision, which was co-published with Dunedin Public Art Gallery, has been selected for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlist. We congratulate all the contributors – Lucy Hammonds, Laurence Simmons, Julia Waite, Deidre Brown, Peter Brunt, Rex Butler, ADS Donaldson, Luke Smythe and Thomas Crow – its commissioning editor Dr Zara Stanhope and the designer Neil Pardington.
Published to accompany the large-scale survey of the same name, which is now on display at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and which travels to Auckland Art Gallery in July 2018, the book charts new art historical territory and provides the most complete view of Gordon Walters' life work to date.
Gordon Walters was one of New Zealand’s foremost abstract painters. His legacy in New Zealand art and design is considered by many to be unparalleled. Over a career spanning 50 years he produced artwork of great refinement and exactitude. Although best known for his mesmerising koru paintings, Walters’ oeuvre is a much wider collection of connected bodies of work. Gordon Walters: New Vision provides readers with a complete story of this influential New Zealand artist’s evolution during a dynamic period in New Zealand culture and art history.
See the exhibition, Gordon Walters: New Vision, at Auckland Art Gallery from Saturday 7 July to Sunday 4 November 2018.24 x 30 x 2.8cm
hardback; two gatefolds