Walters shortlist announced

All You Need Is Data, by Simon Denny at Petzel Gallery, New York. Photo / Jason Mandella
All You Need Is Data, by Simon Denny at Petzel Gallery, New York. Photo / Jason Mandella

The four artworks shortlisted for the biannual Walters Prize 2014 have been announced. The $50,000 Walters Prize, named after the late New Zealand artist Gordon Walters, is awarded for an outstanding work of contemporary New Zealand art exhibited during the past two years.

Each artist whose work is shortlisted receives $5000. Their work will be shown at Auckland Art Gallery from July 12-October 12.

The four shortlisted artworks are:

All You Need Is Data-The DLD 2012 Conference REDUX, 2013, by Simon Denny.

If you find the good oil let us know, 2012-13, by Maddie Leach.

inthisholeonthisislandwhereiam, 2012, by Luke Willis Thompson.

Mo'ui tukuhausia, 2012, by Kalisolaite 'Uhila.

The winning work will be chosen by an international judge named later this year and announced at the Walters Prize Dinner in September. In addition to the $50,000 prize, the winning artist receives a fully supported trip to New York with the opportunity to exhibit at Saatchi & Saatchi's world headquarters.

- NZ Herald

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