BIOGRAPHY

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Walker's work is in essence concerned with the enigmatic nature of representation and her imagery usually highlights the disjuncture between the real and the imagined. Her career has encompassed many trans-disciplinary activities, although her practice has largely been in painting.

She studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University subsequently lecturering at these and various leading art schools in Australia.

Walker has participated in over 90 group exhibitions, numerous solo exhibitions and has been the receipient of a variety of grants and artist residencies. She was a finalist in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, the Portia Geach Art Prize, Gallipoli Art Prize, Bayside Aquisitive. She has been acquired in a variety of national prizes. Residencies have included Bundanon (Arthur Boyd Trust, Shoalhaven); Queensland College of Art, Griffith University; Trades Hall Studio; Project Grant, Visual Arts Board and Travel Grant, Australia Council, New York.

Her research grants and publications have centred on the investigation of the metaphysical, the focus of her doctoral thesis, which was published subsequently by VDM Verlag, as Giorgio de Chirico and The Real.

 

Finalist - Invitation Prizes

McCaughey Prize - National Gallery of Victoria
Paul Guest Drawing Prize - Bendigo Art Gallery
Portia Geach Portrait Prize - S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Gold Coast Art Prize - Gold Coast Art Gallery (acquired 2014)
Doug Moran Portrait Prize - Sydney
Bayside Art Prize - Bayside Art Gallery, Melbourne
Gallipoli Art Prize
CV (pdf)

National and International Solo Exhibitions

Australian Galleries Niagara Galleries
University of Toronto Gallery Canada
Gerstman/Abdullah Fine Art - Cologne Germany
Kansas State University Gallery U.S.A.
Andrew Baker Gallery

Public Collections

NGV- National Gallery of Victoria
ANG - Australian National Gallery
Australian Catholic University
Canson Australia Pty Ltd
Bendigo Art Gallery
Queensland Art Gallery
Tasmanian Art Gallery
Private collections in Australia

C.V.

A large survey exhibition of her work, entitled Homage to the Infinite was shown at the Stonnington Stables Museum of Art, 2004 and included an extensive catalogue.

She is included in the Dictionary of Australian Artists by Susan McCulloch and Australian Painting 1788-2000 by Professor Bernard Smith with additions by Dr. Christopher Heathcote, (Oxford University Press) 2001.

Walker is represented by Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane.
DAEMONS & DEITIES 2014 CATALOGUE

Brisbane Review

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2014 Solo Exhibition - Andrew Baker Art Gallery Queensland, (R with Julie Fragar)

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Solo Exhibition- 69 Smith Street Gallery, November, 2013.