Annotated Curriculum Vitae
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Deborah Walker has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally.  She has a consistent interest in figurative themes, particularly those concerned with female representation.  Whether it is with the poetic or philosophical, her work reflects a metaphysical sensibility that may seem simple or everyday, yet the subjects also reveal a mysterious, unnameable quality. Whether it is people or scenes, the dreamlike undercurrent of these works, invoke an enigmatic presence that can bring new insights or truths, beyond those of simple language.

 

Walker has completed various commissions, received prizes and awards as well as short-listed and acquired in national prizes.  She is represented in major collections, both in Australia, Europe and USA.  She has received numerous grants and residences in visual arts, (Bundanon: Arthur Boyd Trust); Queensland College of Art, Griffith University;

Project Grant, Visual Arts Board and Travel Grant, Australia Council, New York.)  

Walker has completed both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in visual arts and a number of her visual projects have been supported by research grants from Australian universities and the Australia Council.  

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019

2018

2015

2014

2013

2012

2010

2009

2008

2004

2003

2001

2000

1997

1994

1993

1991

Paintings - Andrew Barker Gallery, Brisbane

Solo Exhibition, Carlisle Street Arts Space, St.Kilda

Spectres - Paintings, Norwegian Church Gallery, Cardiff, U.K.

Library: Recent Paintings, St. Kilda Town Hall Gallery
Demons & Deities: Recent Paintings, Andrew Baker Gallery, Brisbane

Recent Diptychs, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne
Home Sweet Home, Paintings

Clouds & Shadows, Paintings, Andrew Baker Gallery, Brisbane
Paintings, Victoria College, University of Toronto, Canada
Spectral Bequest, Andrew Baker Art Dealer
Recent Paintings, Gallery 101, Melbourne
Homage to the Infinite, Survey Exhibition, Stonnington Stables Museum of Art

Kansas State University Gallery, Kansas, USA
Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
Paintings, Andrew Baker Gallery, Brisbane
Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
Paintings, Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide
Recent Paintings, Niagara Gallery, Paintings, Melbourne

 

 
Selected Group Exhibitions

2022

2021

 

2020

2019

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014

 

 

 

2013

2012

 

2011

2010 

Finalist, Len Fox Painting Prize Castlemaine Art Gallery

Telling Tales, Group Exhibition, Glen Eira Gallery

Finalist, Portia Geach Award, Sydney

Finalist, Portia Geach Award, Sydney

Group Exhibition, Backwoods Gallery, curator Helen Gory

Borrowed Scenery, Campbell Town Art Gallery

St. Kevin’s Invitation Art Prize, Finalist 

Portia Geach Art Prize, Finalist

Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Finalist
Portia Geach Art Prize, Finalist,
Doug Moran Prize, Semi-finalist

Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Finalist

Finalist, Bayside Art Prize
Finalist, Portia Geach Art Prize
Finalist, Gallipoli Art Prize
Semi-finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney
Portia Geach Prize, Finalist, S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney
Finalist, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Melbourne
Finalist, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Melbourne
Finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Sydney
Portia Geach Portrait Prize, Finalist, S. H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Finalist, Geelong Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery
Finalist & Acquired, Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Gallery
Portia Geach Portrait Prize, Finalist, S. H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Paul Guest Invitation Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
Recent Drawings, City Gallery, Flinders Lane
Paul Guest Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
R & M McGivern Invitation Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery
Drought, Melbourne Writer’s Festival, in collaboration with poet Kevin Brophy 
R & M McGivern Art Prize, Invitation Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery

Drawing Prize, Swan Hill Regional Gallery
 

 
Collections

National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Victoria

Queensland Art Gallery

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Print Council of Australia

Ian Potter Foundation

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

State Library of Queensland

Freemantle Arts Centre

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

Bendigo Art Gallery

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

Warrnambool Art Gallery

Campbelltown City Art Gallery

Freemantle Arts Centre

Geelong Art Gallery

Gladstone Art Gallery

Australian Catholic University

Deakin University Museum of Art
La Trobe University
Private Collections Australia & Europe. & U.S.A.

 
Selected Bibliography

Heathcote, Christopher

Australian Painting 1788 – 2000, by Bernard Smith, chapters by Terry Smith & Christopher Heathcote, Oxford University Press, 2001