March 22, 2018
Fraser gets second chance at Walters Prize
Ngai Tahu artist Jacqueline Fraser has made the shortlist for the Walters Prize for the second time.
The four nominees are chose by a jury as representing the most outstanding contributions to contemporary art in New Zealand in the preceding two-year period.
Fraser's work, The Making of Mississippi Grind 2017, was shown at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki last year.
Along with fellow Ngai Tahu artist Peter Robinson she represented New Zealand at the 2001 Venice Biennale, and she was nominated for the Walters Prize in 2004.
The other nominated artworks this year are BAD VISUAL SYSTEMS by Ruth Buchanan, exhibited at the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington in 2016, Whol Why Wurld, by Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, exhibited at Carriageworks, in Sydney, and Fagogo, 2016, by Pati Solomona Tyrell, exhibited at AUT University's St Paul St Gallery.
Recerated or new works by the artists will be exhibited at Auckland Art Gallery from August, with the winner of the $50,00 prize selected in November.
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