Dan Arps wins 2010 Walters Prize

Dan Arps, 'Explaining things', installation view

Last night Auckland artist Dan Arps was awarded the 2010 Walters Prize, New Zealand’s most lucrative art prize.  Beating out fellow finalists Alex Monteith, Fiona Connor and Leg of Lamb favourite Saskia Leek, Arps was selected by international judge and former Tate Modern Director Vicente Todoli for his installation Explaining Things, first shown at Gambia Castle in Auckland in 2008.   Arp’s seemingly casual installation of domestic objects was described by Todoli as “…a revelatory multi-layered experience”.

The work of all 4 finalists is on display at Auckland Art Gallery until the end of the month.

Dan Arps wins 2010 Walters Prize

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