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Biography

Gordon Walters, Wellington, 1965. Photograph Margaret Orbell (attributed)

Gordon Walters, Wellington, 1965. Photograph Margaret Orbell (attributed)

 
 

Gordon Walters

Pioneering abstract artist Gordon Walters is a revered figure in New Zealand, recognised for a long and productive career spanning five decades. The Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki presented Gordon Walters: A Retrospective Exhibition in 1983 and a survey exhibition, Parallel Lines: Gordon Walters in Conteet in 1994, and he has been included in many shows, including A Very Peculiar Practice: aspects of recent New Zealand painting at the City Gallery, Wellington in 1995. He was represented in the 5th Asia Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery in 2006 and in 2014 Starkwhite and the Walters Estate presented a small survey show of his koru paintings at Art Basel Hong Kong. Walters is represented in the country’s major public collections and his place in our art history is memorialised in the bi-annual Walters Prize exhibition and award at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. (An expanded biography will be added soon.)