Gordon Walters: New Vision

The first comprehensive survey of one of New Zealand’s most influential modern artists.

When | Āhea

15 Jun – 13 Oct 2019

Where | Ki hea

Toi Art, Level 4

Cost | Te utu

Free entry

Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
  • wheelchair accessible

  • low, soft wire barriers in front of all art works

  • floor has some shallow slopes

  • accessible toilet

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Gordon Walters: New Vision provides an in-depth look into the development of Walters’ work, and reveals the different art forms which fuelled his vision and inspired the creation of a singular visual language.

Discover Walters’ earliest black and white koru works from the 1960s, his first foray into abstraction in the 1940s, and never-before-seen paintings, studies and notebooks.

Developed and toured in partnership by the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

Visitor guide

Explore Gordon Walters’ work in greater detail.

Download ‘Gordon Walters: New Vision’ visitor guide – A4 (2.27 MB)

Download ‘Gordon Walters: New Vision’ visitor guide – A5 (2.25 MB)

If you choose to print the A5 visitor guide, use the following settings:

  • multiple: two pages per sheet

  • landscape orientation

  • print on both sides of paper

  • flip on short edge.

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