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Lisa Reihana outside her 2015 exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery, in Pursuit of Venus [infected]. Photo courtesy Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Four outstanding artists nominated for 2016 Walters Prize.

“The Walters Prize is dedicated to presenting the very best of New Zealand contemporary art and the exhibition is on at Auckland Art Gallery from Saturday 16 July to Sunday 30 October, 2016.

Created over the past two years, the artworks that formed the basis of the artists’ selection for the award are as follows:

Joyce Campbell, Flightdream, 2015, exhibited at: Two Rooms, Auckland, 24 September to 24 October 2015

Nathan Pohio, Raise the anchor, unfurl the sails, set course to the centre of an ever setting sun!, 2015, exhibited at: SCAPE Public Art, SCAPE 8: New Intimacies, Christchurch, 3 October to 15 November 2015

Lisa Reihana, in Pursuit of Venus [infected], 2015, exhibited at: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2 May to 30 August 2015

Shannon Te Ao, Two shoots that stretch far out, 2013–14, exhibited at: 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, 21 March to 9 June 2014.” (source: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki)

For more detail read the media release at Auckland Art Gallery: http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/page/four-artists-announced-for-the-walters-prize-2016