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

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, including 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, 1st prize in St.Kilda Postcard Show.

Walker has completed various commisions, received prizes and award and been acquired in national prizes. Her research grants and publications have centred on the investigation of the metaphysical, specifically her doctoral thesis. She has received a variety of research grants from the Australian universities and has lectured at R.M.I.T. Deakin University and The Victorian College of the Arts.


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
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

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.

Brisbane Review

Deborah in Brisbane with Julie Fragar
Solo Exhibition at Andrew Baker Art Gallery Bowen Hills, Queensland, (with Julie Fragar)

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Solo exhibition 69 Smith Street Gallery, 2 – 30 November, 2013. These are small paneled works, mostly on wooden boards on the sacred in the everyday.