The Walters Prize unlocked: The 2018 finalists speak


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Join Curator Contemporary Art, Natasha Conland in conversation with the each of the finalists for the 2018 Walters Prize – Ruth Buchanan, Jacqueline Fraser, Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, Pati Solomona Tyrell – in their exhibition spaces.

The four artworks nominated by this year’s jury as representing the most outstanding contributions to contemporary art in New Zealand in the preceding two-year period are:

  • BAD VISUAL SYSTEMS, 2016, by Ruth Buchanan, exhibited at the Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Victoria University of Wellington, 2 October – 22 December 2016
  • The Making of Mississippi Grind 2017, 2017, by Jacqueline Fraser, exhibited at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 20 May – 15 October 2017
  • Whol Why Wurld, 2017, by Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, exhibited at Carriageworks, Sydney, 30 March – 25 June 2017
  • Fāgogo, 2016, by Pati Solomona Tyrell, exhibited at ST PAUL Street Gallery, AUT, Auckland, 8 June – 21 July 2017
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