The Walters Estate was established by the artist's wife Margaret Orbell to ensure that artworks retained by the artist during his lifetime and his archives were catalogued and cared for. The Estate is administered by lawyer and art patron Gregg Schneideman.
"Acting on behalf of the Walters Estate has been a most rewarding exercise. Following the retirement of gallerist Sue Crockford it was necessary to secure the extensive body of Estate works in a public art gallery and appoint a competent dealer gallery to represent the Walters Estate.
"Both have been achieved with the cataloguing, housing and care of the Estate works and archive at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery ensuring the proper care of and access to the works and legacy of one of New Zealand’s greatest artists. Further, the appointment of Starkwhite has ensured the exhibition of Estate works both in New Zealand and overseas which has resulted in Walters' work not only receiving International exposure but also being placed in international art museums."
The Walters Estate wishes to acknowledge the assistance of Starkwhite, the director and staff of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Laurence Simmons and Francis McWhannell with the development of the Gordon Walters website.