Gordon Walters: New Vision

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

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  • 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.

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.

Exhibition highlights Taonga whakaatu

  • 2006-0020-1; Painting J; circa 1974; Walters, Gordon ; view 1
    Painting J Object

    Painting J

    Gordon Walters circa 1974 2006-0020-1
  • 1983-0055-2; Untitled; 1955; Walters, Gordon ; without frame; colour corrected
    Untitled Object


    Gordon Walters 1955 1983-0055-2
  • 1991-0004-2; The poet; 1947; Walters, Gordon ; without frame; colour corrected
    The poet Object

    The poet

    Gordon Walters 1947 1991-0004-2
  • 2004-0015-1; Maho; 1973; Walters, Gordon ; view 1
    Maho Object


    Gordon Walters 1973 2004-0015-1
  • 1982-0060-1; Painting no. 2; 1953; Walters, Gordon
    Painting no. 2 Object

    Painting no. 2

    Gordon Walters 1953 1982-0060-1
  • Walters, Gordon, Genealogy III, 1971, 1993-0033-1; cropped
    Genealogy III Object

    Genealogy III

    Gordon Walters 1971 1993-0033-1

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