Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki has announced the four nominees for the 2016 Walters Prize. Finalists for the biennial prize are nominated by an independent jury of curators and artists who select works (from the previous two years) to be shown at the gallery. The winning artist, who will be selected in September during the public exhibition, (6 July through Sunday 30 October 2016) will receive $50,000, with each finalist receiving $5,000.
The nominees this year are Joyce Campbell, Nathan Pohio, Lisa Reihana and Shannon Te Ao.
The Walters Prize, established in 2002, was initiated to help create a greater understanding of contemporary art in New Zealand and to make contemporary art a more widely recognised, debated and prominent feature of the country’s cultural life.
10 Mar 2016.