Layla Walter: Layla Dahlia

Layla Walter (b1975 Ngāti Pākehā) is one of Aotearoa’s leading glass artists. This work is a stunning example of the artist’s practice, grand in scale but with an incredible level of detail and delicate palette. We see layered forms and textures through the translucent surfaces, bringing a fourth dimension to the viewing experience.

Justine Olsen, Curator of Decorative art and design, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa wrote “The visual simplicity of Layla Walter’s forms belies complex conversations around New Zealand’s history, our environment and the importance of people and place”. Her work is held in both distinguished private collections, notably those of Sir Elton John, Sir Peter Jackson and in public institutions, including The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Auckland Museum.

Courtesy of the Artist and Masterworks Gallery.


12 August - 03 December 2023

Photos by Sam Hartnett