5 Nov 2017

A new vision of Gordon Walters

From Standing Room Only, 12:15 pm on 5 November 2017

In 1966, artist Gordon Walters had a breakthrough moment when he first showed a series of 12 radically abstract geometric paintings in Auckland.

He'd been inspired by studying Maori art and he was particularly struck by the shape of koru. All these years on, his black and white koru paintings remain one of the best known artworks produced here. But he was far from a one-trick artist.

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is about to unveil an exhibition of more than 150 items offering new insights into the artist and his work in an exhibition called Gordon Walters: New Vision.

It's a collaboration between the Dunedin and Auckland Art Galleries.