Simon Ward and I are incredibly honoured to be nominated for Auckland Art Gallery's 2018 Walters Prize for our work Whol Why Wurld. The Walters Prize is considered the most esteemed prize for contemporary New Zealand artists working in the visual arts;. The other nominees are Ruth Buchanan, Jacqueline Fraser, and Pati Solomona Tyrell.
The winner will be announced at the Auckland Art Gallery's 2018 Gala Dinner in November.
Whol Why Wurld, 2017
Jess Johnson & Simon Ward
Soundtrack by Andrew Clarke
Raised decagon platform, floor painting, vinyl decals, 5 x looped videos
Exhibited: Carriageworks for The National 2017
30 March - 25 June 2017