The country's biggest art award, the bienniel Walters Prize, marks its 20th year in 2021. It's undoubtedly had a powerful influence on the landscape of contemporary art in Aotearoa.
Now the four finalists over the past two years are about to go on show at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
There's a real international feel to the works, which tell stories from Japan, London and Bali as well as Aotearoa.
To talk about them, Lynn Freeman is joined by the Gallery's Curator, Contemporary Art, Natasha Conland.
The Walters Prize 2021 finalists' work goes on show at the Auckland Art Gallery on the 15th of May.