Lisa Walker wins 2015 NZ Arts Foundation laureate award


Congratulations also to Lisa Walker, who has just received the Arts Foundation Laureate Award for 2015.  Lisa is widely regarded as one of the most influential contemporary jewellers to come out of New Zealand and has been represented by Funaki since 2000.

The Arts Foundation Laureate Award, based in New Zealand, is an investment in excellence across a range of art forms for an artist with prominence and outstanding potential for future growth.

The Laureate Awards are presented to five artists annually at the Westpac New Zealand Arts Awards. Each recipient receives $50,000 in recognition of their achievement and as a challenge for them to continue working at high levels.

Lisa’s work can also be seen in the upcoming From Here and There exhibition in Germany.

Lisa Walker, Untitled (necklace), 2011, sheepskin