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Shannon Te Ao wins Walters Prize 2016

Shannon Te Ao has been announced tonight as the winner of the Walters Prize 2016, New Zealand?s most prestigious contemporary art award. The announcement was made by Doryun Chong, the Walters Prize 2016 international judge, at a dinner at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o T?maki. Te Ao wins $50,000 for the honour. Te Ao was selected for his presentation of Two shoots that stretch far out 2013?14, a single-channel, HD video work and Okea ururoatia (never say die) 2016, living plants, furniture and lights.
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