Category Archives: Walters Prize

Eye on the Prizes: Extrinsic Motivation in the Arts

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  With the Walters Prize 2014 winner to be announced in October, I’m sure questions [read: rage-fuelled letters to The Herald] are going to be raised about the value of art prizes in New Zealand, whether we need such prizes and why the arts can’t seem to fund themselves. Neither can the America’s Cup either it seems, but that’s something… Read more »

Rough sleeping in Auckland

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During the week I visited the Walters Prize 2014 exhibition at the Auckland City Art Gallery. Before I hit the exhibition halls, I had a coffee upstairs and sat outside, just casually observing the environment, doing some people watching and noticing the ‘rules’ of gallery life. On my table was a sign: It’s true to say that birds will fly… Read more »