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Gordon Walters: New Vision

07 Jul 2018 - 04 Nov 2018

  • Gordon Walters, 'Painting No. 1', 1965, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Purchased 1965
  • Gordon Walters, 'Koru', 1971, Private Collection, Wellington
  • Gordon Walters, [Untitled Stripes and Circles], 1967, Collection of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Given 2016 by the Gordon Walters Estate

Saturday 7 July 2018, 10.00am - Sunday 4 November 2018, 5.00pm

Open daily 10am-5pm


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, corner Kitchener and Wellesley streets, Auckland CBD

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Free for NZ residents

Costs apply for international visitors


09 307 7700


Gordon Walters is one of New Zealand’s most important modernist painters.

Across six decades he explored the potential of a few simple geometric elements with a singular focus, creating works of exactitude and refinement.

Gordon Walters: New Vision is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s complete body of work and draws on paintings from major public and private collections across New Zealand.

The exhibition provides an in-depth look into the history of Walters’ development, and reveals the different art forms which fuelled his vision and inspired the creation of his own unique visual language.

The original black and white koru paintings of the 1960s are brought back together for the first time and are shown alongside never-before-seen paintings, studies and notebooks.

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.