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ARTISTS | Emma Walker

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Through an active engagement with the natural world, Emma Walker’s works are meditations on the environment. Her visual language refers to the micro and macro patterns and rhythms that occur in nature such as the magical unfurling of fresh tropical new growth or the etched patterns left by erosion on windswept shores. In response to these observations, Walker shapes and manipulates board to create organic forms and uneven surfaces. By carving out trails, digging, scratching, binding and whittling surface, she infuses her works with the instinctive actions of insects, birds and mammals; mimicking the actions which give shape to the environment around us.

By working in this way, Walker occupies an undefined space in contemporary art bridging aspects of painting, relief sculpture and installation into single works.

Emma Walker holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School in Sydney and has been exhibiting for thirty years. She has been a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize on four occasions and was awarded the prestigious Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award in 2014. Walker has held numerous exhibitions in both Sydney and Melbourne and featured in a residency (followed by a solo exhibition) at Port Macquarie’s Glasshouse Gallery in 2019. Her work features in several major public and corporate collections including Macquarie Bank Collection, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery, Bond University Collection, Tweed Regional Gallery, Lismore Regional Gallery, Gold Coast Regional Gallery and The Australia Club.

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Emma Walker | Spring Comes

After the slow, internal atmosphere of Winter, Spring arrives with it’s playful buoyancy. In times of difficulty it can be hard to recall that nothing is static and that change will inevitably come.
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Emma Walker

Education
2000    Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney
1992    Diploma of Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney

Solo Exhibitions
2022    Spring Comes, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2021    Distillations, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2021    Distillations, Port Macquarie Regional Gallery, NSW
2019    Dark Sublime, Lismore Regional Gallery
2018    Surface Immersion, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair – Arthouse Gallery
2017    Sediment Songs Coda, Grafton Regional Gallery
2016    Sediment Songs, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2015    Intimate Immensity, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2014    Art at the Airport, Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport
2013    Walk The Line, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2012    Finding Form, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2010    The Dawn Language, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
2010    Pollination, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2009    Silent Geography, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2008    Outliving The Night, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2007    New work, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2006    New paintings, King Street Gallery on Burton Sydney
2002    Floating World, , King Street Gallery on Burton Sydney
2000    From Little Things, Big Things Grow, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
1999    Tidal Fragments, Broken Bay, King Street Gallery, Sydney
1997    Somewhere To Fly, King Street Gallery, Sydney
1991    Pod Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021   Coming Home, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2021   I am Here, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2021   Staff Show, BSA Project Space, Mullumbimby, NSW
2021   Shared Knowledge, BSA Teachers Exhibition, Tweed Regional Gallery
2020   Summer Salon, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2020   You Are Here, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Arts Centre, Murwillumbah, NSW
2019   Reflections of a Fading Sky, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2019   The Way We Were,Byron School of Art Project Space, Byron Bay
2018   The Way You Came, Arthouse Gallery Sydney
2018   An Invitation Not a Command, curated by Christine Willcocks, BSA Project Space
2017   Sydney Contemporary Art Fair – Arthouse Gallery
2017   On Paper, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2017   Summer 17, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2016   Under The Sun, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2015   Salon Des Refuses, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2015   Under The Sun 15, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2015   Unfolding Splendour, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2014   Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Prize, Grafton Regional Gallery, (Winner)
2013   Eternity, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2013   Five Big Paintings, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2013   A Quartet of Artists, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2012   From the Studio, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2010   Paddington Art Prize, Sydney
2010   Gallery artists, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2009   Summer Exhibition, gallery artists, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2009   The View From Here, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, The Australian
2009   Landscape, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney Australian Contemporary Art,
2009   The Rotunda, Hong Kong
2008   Solstice II, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2008   Paddington Art Prize, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
2008   Singapore Art Fair, Gaffer Studio
2008   2×2, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2008   Surface Tension, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2008   Alice Prize Exhibition, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2008   Hong Kong Art Walk, Hong Kong
2008   Contemporary Australian Art, Gaffer Studio, Hong Kong
2008   “and the brightness begins…” Cape Gallery, Byron Bay
2008   Treasures, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2008   Paint, John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour
2007   Pure, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2006   Summer Show, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2006   Local Art, Lismore Regional Gallery at the Byron Bay Writers Festival
2006   Norville Art Prize, Murrurundi
2005   Oceans 11, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, NSW
2005   Group Show, King Street Gallery, Sydney
2005   Last show of the year, King Street Gallery,Sydney
2003   Country energy art prize (highly commended) , Armidale Regional gallery, NSW
2003   330 show, King Street Gallery on Burton
2002   King Street Gallery at Span Galleries, Melbourne
2001   Monochromatic, King Street Gallery
2001   Bat, Ball and Brush, A Summer of Cricket and Art at the S.C.G, Sydney
2000   Redlands Westpac Exhibition
2000   Women and the Landscape, King Street Gallery on Burton Sydney
2000   Things of Wood, King Street Gallery on Burton Sydney
2000   Group show, King Street Gallery on Burton Sydney
1999   New 9, Sir Herman Black Gallery, Sydney University, Sydney
1999   Last show of the year, King Street Gallery on Burton Sydney
1998   Our Collection-The Artists of Hill End, 1947 – 1998,
1998   Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
1998   Last show of the year,King Street Gallery on Burton Sydney
1998   Gallery artists, King Street Gallery on Burton Sydney
1997   Gallery artists, King Street Gallery on Burton Sydney
1997   Horizon Line, King Street Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
1996   Guitar Shaped World, Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW
1996   Fishers Ghost Prize, Campbelltown Regional Gallery, NSW
1995   The Artists of Hill End, Art Gallery of NSW, touring Bathurst;
1995   Armidale; Broken Hill ; Ballarat Regional Galleries
1995   Fresh, (with Pamela Cowper), Gallery on Booth, Sydney
1995   Alumni Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney
1994   Dissonance, Woollongong University Art Gallery, NSW
1992   Drawing Show, Pod Gallery
1988   Dua Bersama, (With Enrico Soekarno), Mitra Budaya, Jakarta, Indonesia
1986   Ad in Fine Art Um, Surry Street Gallery, Sydney

Awards and Residencies
2021   Kings School Art Prize, Sydney (Finalist)
2021   Artist in residence, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie
2021   Waterhouse Natural Science Arts Prize, Joint Winner
2018   Lumen Prize, UK, shortlisted
2018   ATOM Awards, Best Experimental Film, Winner
2017   Salon des Refusés, Wynne Prize, S.E. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2017   Paddington Art Prize, Sydney (finalist)
2014   Winner of the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA).
2013   Paddington Art prize, Sydney (Finalist)
2010   Paddington Art prize, Sydney (Finalist)
2008   Paddington Art prize, Sydney (Finalist)
2008   Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs (finalist)
2006   Norville Art prize, Murrurundi, NSW (finalist)
1995   Artist in residence, Hill End

Collections
Macquarie Bank Collection, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery, Bond University Collection, Tweed Regional Gallery, Lismore Regional Gallery, Gold Coast Regional Gallery, The Australia Club, Lowensteins Arts Management,
Jackson Smith Solicitors, Sir Herman Black Gallery Collection, Sydney University
Private Collections

Selected Bibliography
2018    Louella Hays, interview, Artist Profile Magazine
2017    Nadine Abensur, Interview, BAM (Byron Arts Magazine)
2014    Candida Baker: Emma Walker: Artist in Full Flood, Veranda Magazine profile
2009    Kate Adams: Emma Walker, Field of Dreams, Artist Profile Magazine, July p64,65
2007    Lois Randal , Weekend Star, January 20
2006    Alex Warren: Starters, Insideout Magazine
2006    Youssef, Sherine: Sydney Serenity, Maddison Magazine
2002    Lenny Ann Low: Metropolitan, The Sydney Morning Herald
2002    Lisa Pryor: Spotlight, The Sydney Morning Herald
1999    Smee, Sebastian: Review, The Galleries, The Sydney Morning Herald
1997    Smee, Sebastian: 180 Degrees of Separation, The Sydney Morning Herald
1995    Artists of Hill End, In The Picture Exhibition preview

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